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Cold weather and the holidays evoke different emotions, memories and feelings in each of us. While some people might love the snow and winter sports, others can't wait for a winter getaway to soak up the sunshine and drink a tropical, umbrella-clad drink. Some of us RSVP to every single holiday invite, while others would rather stay in and drink hot cocoa or spiced rum (or whatever) by the fire. You get the picture, right? So, when you're doing your holiday shopping this year, don't assume that the winter perfume you prefer will work for the person you're buying for. Take quiz
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Within the first week of life, newborns are capable of recognizing the scent of their own mother and after a few short weeks, most babies prefer the smell of their mom to the smell of another woman -- no joke! As the mother's scent becomes forever wired into the infant's brain, this helps form a strong bond between the two of them. Take quiz
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Ever heard of the saying: "Your nose knows?" Whoever invented that phrase hit the nail right on the head. Especially when it comes to perfumes. Many women have found a perfume they absolutely adore -- it can be found both on their dresser and in their purse in a travel size. Likewise, many people have a perfume (and likely more than one) they look at with definite distaste. They flat out refuse to buy it, look at it, or even be around people who wear it. See fragrances
There are two ways to find the perfect fragrance: You could go to 100 stores and try a million different scents until you find one you love ... or you could take this quiz. We'll help you determine what type of scents will appeal to you based on your lifestyle, likes and loves. Take this quiz to find out what your signature scent should be. Take the quiz
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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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