Tuesday, February 09, 2010
3 Things I Learned at the Fragrance Counter
1. There are different types of roses with different fragrances.
I used to hate floral smells, but I realized there were plenty of florals that I love (fruity florals are typical of the younger set). D&G Rose The One has become my signature! I was told that Rose The One is made with a pink rose and is softer than that of a red, but a bit more punchy than a white rose which is even softer. Trust that the different fragrances don't stop there! Reference Base Notes' Rose Fragrance discussion. Wowzers. An Alba Queen of Denmark anyone? Check out the meanings of rose colors!
2. Almond vs. Vanilla
Umm, my research came up with nada.. but it reminded me to not assume all warm, sweet, slightly creamy smells are vanilla, but could be almond,etc. Almond and vanilla are so close under my allergic nose (ensenuating my warped sense of smell)! I'm currently trying to train my nose to know the difference/find a difference. I know almonds are nutty, but that's not a popular note in a fragrance
3. Like a fragrance, but not on your skin?
Spray it in your clothes! You get the fragrance, but not the interaction with your body chemistry.
What are some tips that you have learned that helped you to explore the wprld of fragrance?