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It's no big deal being Beyonce, right? It's not like she's a singing, dancing pop powerhouse married to one of the most influential moguls (and best rappers) in America, or anything. Release an entire album, complete with videos, overnight with no publicity or prior media frenzy and shatter iTunes sales records in a matter of days? Well, of course. read more
They run no fewer than 5 fashion businesses -- from the impossibly high end The Row to the Olsenboye line for J.C. Penney -- but somehow, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen have managed to elude the adult celeb fragrance category -- till now. read more
Perfume is a mixture of fragrant essential oils and aroma compounds, used to give a pleasant scent to the wearer. Different fragrances can affect people in different ways. For example, fragrances like rose can be very relaxing. Because of this, wearing a certain type of perfume can make the wearer feel relaxed, feminine, strong, sexy, or light, in any combination. When selecting your perfume, you can choose your scent to convey something about your personality, as well as affect your mood.
Choosing your Perfume
It is important to understand that some scents will not work well with your body chemistry, no matter how good they smell out of the bottle. Before you choose a scent, you should try it and see if it works for you, personally. Some scents are floral, some are woody, and some are blended, and so forth, so you'll need to explore what scents work best with your body chemistry.
After you find a scent you like that smells great on you, you'll need to learn how to apply it well. Make sure that it is subtle and not overpowering, so that the people around you are able enjoy your new perfume. A dab of fragrance to what are called the pulse points is usually more than enough. Pulse points are where the blood vessels are closest to the skin, like the wrists, neckline, behind ears, and behind the knee.
At Total Beauty, we offer plenty of tips and tricks to help you select the best perfume for you, learn how to apply your fragrance, and change your scent with the seasons. By using our expert advice, you'll love wearing the fragrances you find.
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