I just finished a course at the Pratt Institute where I learned about every step in the perfume production process, among them some some important tips about fragrance shopping. These five will come in handy the next time you're looking for a new scent:
1. Don't base your opinion on the perfume's description.
A fragrance can contain hundreds of ingredients, so don't let a couple of notes sway your decision. You may know that there's a particular smell you're not fond of -- for instance, I'm not really a fan of tuberose -- but it doesn't mean you won't love a fragrance that features it, and you may not even detect it in the final product at all.
2. Fragrances don't smell differently on different skin types.
Or, at least they shouldn't, as we all have the same skin pH. What can change how a fragrance smells from person to person is the products they already have on their skin, such as lingering body wash or