Wearing perfumes is one of the most affordable avenues men and women all over the world pamper themselves on a day to day basis. The pleasure of applying a perfume can be both intimate and outwardly expressive, with the wearer and the people around them enjoying its fragrance.Perfume penetrates the body of its wearer through the pores, working with their body chemistry to prolong a lingering effect. A scent or cologne that smells good on one person will not necessarily smell good on another. This is because the interaction between the fragrance and the body may produce a different scent perception in different people due to their body hormonal balance.Differing body chemistry is an important factor to consider when buying a fragrance or if you intend making perfumes for personal use. Also keep in mind that a perfume that smells good on a smelling strip at the department store may not smell as good on you when you’ve bought it and taken it home.My suggestion is that you try the perfume on your body before you buy it. Squirt some on the inside of your wrist and walk away. After a couple of hours you should know whether the fragrance works with your body or not. If it works, you can always buy the perfume on another day or learn how to make your own perfume from home at a fraction of the one sold at the mall.Characteristics of a Good Perfume:o You should be able smell its scent immediately after applying the perfume o Noticeable emanation from the skin in all phases of fragrance evaporation o Its fragrance should be noticeable in the area that surrounds the wearer o Substantivity, the ability to last long usually demonstrates a well-constructed fragranceDid You Know That?1. Diets, way of life and medication will affect or influence your sense of smell 2. Women have better sense of smell than men 3. The smell memory is more efficient than the visual and taste memory 4. The sense of smell is sharper in the afternoons 5. The older we get the weaker our sense of smell gets 6. Fragrance lasts longer on oily skin than on dry skinA Perfume’s Lasting Effect:In general, the higher the concentration and strength of the aromatic oils in a perfume, the heavier and longer lasting it is. This means that, Perfume is the strongest, Eau De Parfum next, followed by Eau De Toilette, and lastly, Cologne and Body Splash.Tips for Wearing Perfumeso Perfumes should be applied on pulse points for the best effect o Squirt some perfume into the air and walk into its mist for an all over cover o Apply on the inside of your elbows, wrists and behind the ears o Spray the perfume onto a cotton ball and stick it in the cleavage of your bra if you are a woman. This way, the scent is released continuously as the body warms up throughout the day.