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Finding the Perfect Fragrance

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Fragrance_finder_b_a3 I am admittedly stuck in a very happy rut when it comes to the fragrance I wear.  I have always worn and will continue to only wear things that smell like vanilla, chocolate, amber or bergamount (I like to smell like yummy food….what?!)  So, I found this article from beautypress very interesting, because it helped to break down the confusion of finding the right fragrance as a gift for someone else (I know not everyone wants to smell like a cookie)  Enjoy!

The Definitive Guide to Finding The Perfect Fragrance:
Here’s a guide that puts personality style together with the fragrance family to ensure the perfect fragrance gift.

First,know your nose! Perfumes are like musical compositions. The overture is the ‘top” note or the first impression when you try the scent on or open the bottle. The impact is immediate and sets up the next chorus of the fragrance which is the “middle note”. This is the very heart of the fragrance that stays with you longest before the final “base note” comes into play signaling the moment when the fragrance has truly developed to its fullest, lingering on the skin for many pleasurable hours.

Now that you get the idea, here are some personality types that you might recognize 

For Her

Sporty           Look for a fragrance that is light and sparkly. Citrus and green. The crystal-clean fresh tang of such fascinating ingredients as lemon, orange and lime. The zest and energy of freshly cut grass and dewy-green leaves.
     
Classic   Think Audrey Hepburn and Coco Chanel. Often single florals like rose or gardenia, sometimes balanced by a variety of contrasting, sophisticated notes from the perfumer’s palette.
     
Fashionista   A cutting edge Italian designer. A little black number from Paris or a style maven from the US? The fashion designer today uses individualist notes that range from sophisticated and mysterious to spicy and oriental. Get their style through a signature scent.
     
Romantic   Chypre and Floral Orientals work their magic. Often an uninhibited blend of exotic flowers, herbs and spices.

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For Him
 
Athletic   Citrus. Fresh and Brisk. Clean and simple.
     
Earthy   Fougere forest notes from oak moss, resin and geranium oil.
     
Dynamic   Smoky, pungent,masculine leather notes.
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philosophy loveswept

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It is a long standing joke that my boyfriend Mike can’t stand the smell of “girly” perfume.  Anything too sweet, or floral makes his nose twitch, and he runs the other way.  Out went my Vanilla sugar eau de toilette.  *le sigh*

So, I have recently made it my mission to find a clean, and sexy fragrance that he would like.  I have come close, but nothing worked….until last week, when Mike leaned in, smiled, and said “you smell really nice”.  YES!  Victory is mine.

And what glorious scent de jour do I have to thank for this? None other than philosophy loveswept. And, how could you not love the name! The scent is fresh, with a hint of amber, and a soft floral touch that isn’t overwhelming.

fragrance notes:

  • fresh bergamot and citrus
  • soft florals of pink jasmine, lotus blossom and purple passion fruit bloom
  • warm musk and creamy amber

Philosophy states: “loveswept is a lively, romantic fragrance created to make a woman feel irresistibly swept away. this soft floral fragrance sparkles with energy and leaves you with a soft embrace of happiness and love. get swept off your feet again and again and feel inspired to live each day with passion”

I couldn’t agree more….and if Mikey likes it, than you know it is perfection. 

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What does being loveswept mean to you?  For me, it is embodied in the picture above. Love that is filled with laughter, and being with the person who is your best friend, encourages you to be your best, and allows you to be completely yourself (goofball and all).  

philosophy is also giving you the chance to try out the fragrance yourself. Simply post a picture that embodies what makes you feel loveswept!

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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by philosophy through their partnership with POPSUGAR. While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about philosophy, all opinions are my own.

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