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Expert explains which perfume suits which occasion

A favorite perfume that fits every occasion? Nice idea! But the reality is often different: Because the heavy, sweet scent that you love to wear at parties may give you a headache and put you in a bad mood at the office. Tikbow asked a fragrance expert what you should look for in your daily choice of perfume.

How do I know that a fragrance suits me?

Before you think about which perfume suits which occasion, a much more fundamental choice is in the foreground: namely, which fragrance is actually the right one for you. It is relatively easy to find out. If your perfume gives you a headache, makes you feel übel or you can’t get the smell out of your nose, it’s not the right one", says fragrance expert Birgit Bluhm.

Who forms however a synergy with its Parfüm, can it even after three days already no longer smell at all at itself. This is a pity, but also the best sign that you have found "their" perfüm.

How do I choose my perfume in the morning?

Anyone who has acquired a selection of perfüms is spoiled for choice in the morning. Or, as Bluhm would put it: "When I go to my scent wardrobe in the morning after showering, I put on the scent dress after I feel like today. We can manipulate how we appear to others." When choosing, questions like: Do I want to appear attractive and sexy – or rather serious and reserved?

Extra tip: morning grouches go for mood-lifting citrus notes. Light citrus scents not only evoke vacation feelings, they also increase concentration at work. Clear, fine musky fragrances have a similar effect.

Is there a fragrance that suits every occasion?

There is no such thing as the one fragrance that suits everyone and fits every occasion. After all, the reality of life is different for everyone, explains Bluhm. Am I at home a lot? Do I pursue my career doggedly, am I a businesswoman and have to be present at all times? Am I a saleswoman who has to advise customers and clients? Or am I perhaps a nurse who needs to be at a bedside? A different fragrance suits each of these lifestyles.

In general, however, lighter, finer fragrances and fresh, sporty nuances are suitable during the day. If you’re sitting in an open-plan office, you should avoid heavy, sweet fragrances, but in the evening it can be a somewhat more expressive, strong perfume.

Choosing the right perfume for a business dinner

A dinner with superiors or business partners is coming up? An overly seductive fragrance is out of place, says the expert: "When I meet business partners for lunch, I don’t want to be seductive – on the contrary." She recommends perfumes with a clear line, which smell fine, fresh and flowery. For example, a musk-based fragrance that contains a blend of pomegranate and maigl;ckchen. "That is relatively neutral and not too intrusive, that seems fine and noble."

If you want to assert something and show a good dose of dominance, the fragrance expert advises fine patchouli nuances and oakmoss.

What do you wear on a first date?

That is completely type thing – and depends also a little on the date. If it is the first meeting, the expert recommends rather unobtrusive fragrances, for example with a soft, clean amber-musk note. But you should not pretend: "If you generally always wear opulent, oriental fragrances, you should by no means do without them", Bluhm advises. Finally, when making a first impression, the most important thing is to feel comfortable in your own skin– something that your favorite perfume can do. The expert also recommends so-called molecules. They underline the own Körpermell and smell accordingly with each person differently, show in addition, who proverbial "well smells can".

And for dinner with your partner?

At the romantic dinner with the partner or the partner it behaves against it somewhat differently: Because one knows there already, which likes the other person at one and can select the smell accordingly, explains the smell professional. And depending on how romantic the evening is to become, Bluhm recommends fragrances with a very special ingredient: ylang-ylang is the highest aphrodisiac and also known as the little love tongue. Its scent is quite betörend and beautifully eroticizing."