How Do I Choose the Best Solid Perfume?

Amanda R. Bell

Choosing a solid perfume, which comes in a wax form rather than liquid, is much the same as choosing a standard perfume. Before making any purchases, you should test out the perfume for several hours, as the scent will not smell the same on you as it does in the bottle and will change over time. It can also be a good idea to determine what kind of packaging you want, as solid perfumes can come in a number of different forms. When deciding on this type of fragrance, it is important to remember that you are not limited to a store as solid perfumes are relatively easy to make at home as well.

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Fragrance is often a difficult thing to choose, whether you are selecting a liquid or solid perfume. The way a scent smells in a bottle and how it changes on your skin and throughout the day will vary drastically by person. Something that smells amazing on someone else may not mix as well with your chemistry, and the scent could be vastly different. When choosing a solid perfume, it is important to test the fragrance out for six to eight hours. This will let you know what the perfume will smell like initially when you put it on, and how the scent will change throughout the day as the top and middle notes fade.

The beauty of a solid perfume is the type of packaging in which it can come. You can have a small roller ball that is ideal for keeping with you through the day, or even a solid perfume that is located inside a piece of jewelry. Some perfumes also come in a container that looks similar to a makeup compact. Many fragrances are available in several different containers, even if not all of the options are accessible to you at the store. Before making a purchase, it can be a good idea to research the fragrance that you want and to see what type of containers are available; you may be able to find exactly what you want online or in another store.

While there are thousands of amazing solid perfumes available on the market, it is important to realize that you are not limited to buying a premade one. If you can’t find anything that you love at the store, or if you want a scent that is more customized, you can make solid perfumes at home. Simply melt a mixture of jojoba oil and beeswax in the microwave, and add a few drops of one or several cosmetic grade essential oils. Pour the mixture into a container of your choosing and let it cool until it is solid.

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