Beauty & Style
Scent of a Woman
Perfume was first created by the Egyptians who carried a fragrance from the time they are born until they died. Historical seductress, Cleopatra, use to wear perfume on her lips so that when she kissed her lovers her smell would linger on them. Isn’t that an excellent idea? As time went on, mainly rich people wore perfume due to the expensive oils they were made from. In the 1900s, it was Francois Coty who decided to make perfume with synthetics so that they would affordable for everyone.
As you are picking a perfume think about what you would like to allude. Do you want to be bold, sassy, sexy, flirty. etc.? Look for a perfume that is makes a statement. Find something that fits your personality. Instead of getting what everyone else is wearing, make it a point to find an unknown fragrance. Skip Sephora and go for boutique brands or smaller perfume houses. Everyday a new perfume hits the market, be one of the first ones to wear it. Also try oil based perfumes, which are making a huge comeback. They may cost a little bit more, but they are better for your skin, last much longer, and become unique to people’s body chemistry.
Let your scent be a way to heighten your senses as it seduces everyone around you. Be known for leaving a smell in the air that makes everyone think “oh la la” or “oh hell yes”. Also change your scent to go with your mood; don’t limit yourself to wearing the same fragrance all the time. In the day maybe you can wear a light clean fresh smell, which is great for the workplace. At night your fragrance can be mysterious, rich in floral notes or musk to give off the smell of a modern courtesan.