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Perfumes for Every Occasion
by Paige Rylann
Life is filled with occasions that add variety and change to our worlds. We are always running, working, chasing our children, cleaning the house, and any one of a hundred different things. It can be easy to begin to feel like we are nothing more than a machine, always moving from one task to the next. One way to mark the occasions in our life as special moments is to build up a perfume wardrobe, with different fragrances for every occasion.
Perfumes are categorized into families. Each family has similar characteristics, although every perfume will have undertones of other families as well. The traditional families of perfume were created around 1900. They included the following categories:
Around the mid-20th century, modern fragrance categories were added and these families include:
By understanding the families of fragrances, you can use the elements of each group to help you choose perfumes for special occasions. When you connect the elements of a perfume to the emotional aspects of a special occasion, perfumes take on a new meaning and significance. People will feel your presence at a festive gathering in a way that transcends wardrobe and décor.
Birthdays – The first occasion to consider a special perfume for is your birthday. Let this fragrance be one that truly embodies who you are. Choose a special perfume- one that is rich and full, no matter what family it comes from. Find a perfume that has a variety of scents, each one subtly giving way to the next, with a constant undertone that speaks your name. You can choose a new birthday perfume every year, making it a special ritual you can share with your girlfriends, your sisters, your daughters or your mother.
Wedding – Wedding Day perfume is deeply personal and it will always remind you of that special day. Florals have a sense of romance to them and by wearing a light floral, you can add the perfect hint of freshness and innocence to this day of new beginnings.
New Year's Eve – This is the time to get bold and flirty with your perfume. Choose a spicy Oriental perfume. With their rich, deep tones, they are always sensual and mysterious- the perfect tone for the biggest party of the year.
Christmas – The Christmas season is the perfect occasion for a new perfume. Choose a single fragrance to wear to all of your holiday parties and gatherings. In keeping with the theme of the holiday, choose a scent from the woody family. These earthy outdoor scents are fresh and crisp and are just the right complement to the décor of Christmas.
Mother's Day – Once your family catches on to your perfume extravaganza, Mother's Day is sure to bring a new perfume. Ask your kids or your sweetie, if your kids aren't old enough, for a new perfume that comes from the ocean family. These light fragrances bring to mind the sea and the sky and springtime is the perfect season for this kind of perfume.
Graduation – This celebratory day is the perfect time for a fruity perfume. These perfumes are easy and fun, with an air of lightness and sweetness that are perfect for the high hopes and great expectations of a graduation.
Whatever the occasions are in your life, you can make them extra special by choosing perfumes that suit your special day-whatever it is. Above all, always choose a perfume that you love. When you wear a great perfume that you love, you feel beautiful and when you feel beautiful, you are beautiful.
Paige Rylann is a successful writer and entrepreneur with a long term interest in fragrance, style and fashion. Paige provides tips and advice on women's perfume and men's cologne and how to get the most out of the fragrance you wear.
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