On Wednesday, I had a very last minute invitation to an event at The Perfume Shop in Peterborough where myself and only two other bloggers (two!) learnt the art of finding our perfect fragrance.
I didn’t have my camera with me so I only have a few phone pictures for you, but I was so engrossed in what the store manager was telling me I didn’t really take many photos anyway!
Sarah, the store manager, walked us through a number of things about finding a new perfume and I am going to share these tips with you as I didn’t know most of these and think they’re super important if you’re wearing perfume on a daily basis.
The Perfume Shop are definitely going to be my go to when I’m stuck for a fragrance from now on, as they are the only shop to use an App to find the fragrance most suited to you, which is based off their bible. By choosing your favourite ingredient, style, brand or family of fragrance you can be matched instantly to your next new perfume. I’ve got to say I was pretty impressed.
Now onto the art of wearing perfume – did you know there are four key areas to spray perfume? I definitely didn’t! These are the base of your neck, behind your ear lobes, on your wrists and on the back of your knees aka your pulse points. The perfume should be sprayed from 20cm away and you should never rub perfume in. I know we’re all guilty of slamming our wrists together after a quick spritz, but a slight tap after a few seconds is all a fragrance needs so you don’t bruise the ingredients.
If you’re anything like me, it’ll take you an absolute age to get through a bottle of perfume but you don’t just have to use it for your body. A quick spritz over damp hair before styling to add a light scent, or the addition of a small amount to your ironing water (although my mum said she won’t be giving my dad a bottle of Chanel No 5 to be adding into the iron or it’ll be gone in 2 days!) will make your fragrance last longer on your body and you won’t end up having to throw the bottle away as your perfume has gone off!
And if you’re after a new perfume, I highly recommend the fragrance exclusive to The Perfume Shop – Ghost Whitelight, for star gazers, day dreamers and beauty chasers. This was designed in collaboration with Ghost and the staff at The Perfume Shop. With top notes of peach, mandarin and pear, this fruity scent will suit pretty much everyone so get your hands on it ASAP!
Thanks so much to The Perfume Shop in Queensgate for having us! It’s definitely one of the most informative events I’ve been too, but with the sampling of the perfumes making it hands on, I really enjoyed it. I’d also like to say a quick thanks to Thorntons and Boost who both kindly donated chocolate and smoothies for us to have during the event.