One of the greatest pleasures in life is our sense of smell. Since we’re born, we use smell to guide our taste buds (which makes eating delectable food an enjoyable experience), to remember special moments, and to connect our minds with a particular person or place. Featured here are some of the most popular fragrances on the market, ranging from earthy and mysterious scents to light and airy.
Since people identify you by both your image and our smell, selecting a perfume or fragrance should embody your general personality (as examples, bubbly and upbeat or deep and mysterious), reflect your individual style and preferences, and work well with your body’s chemistry.
Perfumes are made up of top notes, middle notes, and base notes. Without getting too technical, this means that there are particular scents you will smell initially when you apply the perfume, and over the duration of a few hours, different scents will develop.
As an example, the popular fragrance “Fantasy by Britney Spears” is comprised of the following notes (courtesy of basenotes.net):
- Top Notes: Red Lychee, Golden Quince, Exotic Kiwi
- Middle Notes: Cupcakes, White Chocolate Orchid, Jasmine Petals
- Base Note: Creamy Musk, Orris Root, Sensual Woods
Whether you’re a feminine, romantic type who adores floral scents, or an athletic, sporty gal who loves clean and refreshing citrusy smells, there’s a fragrance for you. Below are the 12 Best Selling Fragrances for Women for 2012.