For most of us girls out there, the prom is one of the most important event in our teenage lives. Even though it all resumes to one night, in most cases it defines the success towards womanhood. While most girls try to focus on their outfits, shoes they wear, and purses to accessorize with, few of them put any thought in the scent they should wear on that special night.
One thing we should all realize by the moment we become young adult women, is that scent defines you. A man who you have shared a dance with will barely remember the color of your eyes, but he will for sure recognize your perfume if you pass by.
I do not intend to put too much pressure on any of you getting the most expensive Chanel fragrance for your prom night (and by the by, you should definitely not go for that), but I just want you to be aware of how to wear a fragrance that will define your personality and make everyone around remember you.
You should first start with the best perfume for women. As most proms happen in May-June, it is natural to go for fresh, floral and light scents. Why so? Because summer season is generally a hot one, and the air around is already full of intense smells, from blooming trees and fresh green grass to backyard barbeques.
Therefore, you do not want your own perfume and smell to be perceived as one of those intense smells. No! You want to define a light flavor of yourself, which the persons you get to dance or talk with can sense only by getting close to you. This will make you remarked and remembered!
A mature girl should also know what the right places for putting on her best perfume are. You should follow the general rule of applying small quantities of your fragrance on the pulsing areas (like your wrists or behind your earlobe). You should take into account a possible random kiss that might pop up, and then you don’t want your fan to get to taste the bitterness of your perfume. So, I suggest you to stick to your wrists, then lightly rub them behind your earlobes. What I personally do is I out some drops of my defining perfume between my breasts, because it is always quite a high temperature there, and the fragrance is constantly eliminated in the air. In the end my breasts are working for me like a constantly pulsating perfume pipette.
Of course, you should know how much quantity to use. Personally, I can’t stand when I pass by someone and get the impression they put on half a bottle of their best vanilla scented perfume. Then I don’t care if it was a cheap scented deodorant or an expensive branded eau de perfume. I usually go for just 2 sprays out of my bottle: one on my right wrist (which I then rub towards the other one, and then on the back of my earlobes) and another spray between my breasts, voila!
There is one little secret that few realize, and not a shop-assistant will share. When you go to choose your best perfume, it takes time! I do not mean time wasted on checking out labels, and the fanciest bottles, but time to test it out on your own body.
My personal advice on this matter is, after you picked 2 or 3 perfumes that you like, put on a small quantity of it on your wrist, and then forget about it for the next 30 minutes. Just go on checking out other boutiques for dresses or purses, and every once in a while bring your wrist to your nose. Do you like how it smells? It is pretty different than the initial scent of the perfume, and that’s because your own body scent gets to interact with the perfume and bring out a totally new fragrance. And by the by, the fact that you will wear Chanel No.5 does not imply you will actually smell like Coco Chanel.
When it comes to summery occasions, I have a preference for the green tea perfume. I see it as a good combination of fresh, young and mild, all three in one. Of course, it is up to you to understand which scent you feel most comfortable with. But the most important thing is that it has to define your uniqueness and personality.