No matter where you go, your presentation says a lot about what’s going on with you and where your vibe is. A fabulous cocktail dress, teased tresses, and beautiful makeup might convey that you’re ready to paint the town red. Similarly, a crisp, tailored pantsuit and sharp haircut tell others that you’re taking over the world and you mean business. Your perfume or cologne also contributes to the story that you’re telling. Whether you’re feeling fun and flirtatious or naughty and nice, you want to wear a scent that communicates your mood. Tell a story that you love with a Carolina Herrera perfume that is elegant, glamorous, and lovely.
Understanding How Perfumes Perform
Whether you’re more of a “Bad Boy” or a “Good Girl,” you need to understand the basic metrics of perfume or cologne that will be detected by others. As you shop for fragrances by Carolina Herrera and other fine design houses, you’ll likely run across these terms:
- Longevity: A product’s longevity is related to how many hours it can be detected by others. A perfume with good longevity will last several hours, making it ideal for wearing all day or all night. Sometimes “performance” is used instead of “longevity.”
- Depth: Scents are made up of various aromatic compounds that contribute to its overall effect. “Depth” describes how long or how well a fragrance holds on to its specific scent components. A product with fair to moderate depth may smell differently as the day or night progresses.
- Projection: When you’re out and about, you may want others to detect your perfume from a certain distance while you’re stationary. Products with strong projections can be detected from across the room.
- Sillage: As you move around a particular space, your preferred fragrance may leave a trail of aroma that follows you. The stronger a perfume’s sillage, the stronger the trail of scent generated by your movement.
- Dry down: When a cologne or perfume is no longer projecting and can only be detected close to the skin, it’s in what’s known as the “dry down” phase. The base or bottom notes are strongest in this phase, combining with your specific body chemistry for a unique effect. The dry down phase is about how a fragrance lingers against the skin in the end.
Boosting Your Perfume’s Performance
When it comes to the performance of Carolina Herrera perfume or cologne, product application can make all the difference. Consider these dos and don’ts to get the most out of the scents you love:
- Do spray your product on skin that is clean and dry.
- Don’t spray on skin that is hydrated with scented moisturizer as the scent accords may clash for an unintended effect.
- Don’t rub a fragrance into your skin as this breaks down the scent accords, causing the fragrance to fade away much sooner.
- Do spray your product on pulse points such as the wrists, behind the earlobes, and the neck. The body heat generated in these areas helps the fragrance last longer.
LaBelle Perfumes brings fragrances you love at discounted prices. They can help you build a fragrance story that meets the mood and the moment. Browse their selection for your next Carolina Herrera perfume or cologne.