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The Bloke's Guide To Picking Perfumes

May 26, 2008
Choosing a perfume can be a tricky decision. Especially if you are trying to buy for a loved one and you have absolutely no idea where to start. If like me you also lack any kind of natural ability at making these decisions then this article is designed to benefit you. I wanted to buy my wife a gift that showed her how sensitive and caring I am and forever remind her what a fantastic choice of lover I am and prove categorically that her father was wrong when he called me an idle waste of space that will never amount to anything.

Sadly on many occasions I have made horrible mistakes with my choices and as a result there have been numerous occasions where my loving partner has had to return to the shop receipt in hand to request something she would really like. So I have taken the pain of rejection in my stride and decided to find out exactly how to go about picking a perfume that will win my fair lady's heart.

Search online

A good search for anything should always begin online. The information superhighway is exactly that is you know how to use it. Research will make your ultimate decision much easier and there are hundreds of resources on the net that are designed to help you. It is of course something that you must be slightly wary of. A great deal of the perfume reviews are written by the marketing company that are promoting the perfume so be sure to find a site that you feel you can trust.

Good ones to look at are those sites that sell numerous different perfumes. These are usually owned by perfume enthusiasts that write keenly about their products. Ordinarily they will write impartially about the perfumes that they sell. Reading reviews by customers is another great way of finding out a bit more about a perfume and getting a true reflection of whether or not it is a good one. Try and read as many different reviews from as many different sources as possible that way you are more likely to get a complete picture.

Translate the product descriptions

In all fairness to the marketing men at the perfume companies it is very difficult to explain in writing what a scent smells like. Nevertheless there is a great deal of over flamboyant and in some cases ludicrous language used to describe the products that are on sale. Interpreting these uses of language can be as difficult as choosing a perfume. Some of the grandiloquent people that write the blurb for the latest perfumes describe them in flowery terms that give you an indication of who the perfume is aimed at.

If it is described as fresh and energetic it is likely to be aimed at young people and perfumes for young people tend to be described in fruity or floral terms. This is probably worth avoiding if you are buying for a more mature woman. The latest phrase from Christina aguillera was described as classy and provocative and was said to empower the women that wore it so that they could achieve greater levels of femininity and sexiness.

These words are clearly aimed at women that want to exercise their feminine charms and entice men into their web of seduction. If this is not how you would describe your loved one perfumes with these types of description should probably be avoided.
About the Author
Shaun Parker is an expert on perfumes and fragrances. To find out more visit DM Fragrances
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