It's hard for me to commit, to a fragrance. When I go to Sephora I smell every fragrance they have. Comparing, re-spraying and getting confused about what I actually liked. Then I go through a phase where I can't even smell anymore cause I've tried so many. It can be overwhelming and hard to commit to shelling out a hundred dollars.
Scentbird is a New York based fragrance subscription service. Scentbird sends a generous sample of one of their 350+ designer fragrances to your door once a month for a small fee. After completing a scent personality quiz Scentbird finds fragrances that best fit your personality. If you don't want their recommendations, choose any perfume you'd like. Scentbird gifted Cute LA a free month, which came with a refillable designer case. It was a fun process and I ended up getting MARC JACOBS' "Daisy" which I love.
A question I always had was, "what do the different concentrations mean on the fragrance labels?" Here's a quick breakdown, for next time you're shopping for the perfect scent.
- Parfum or Perfume: Usually the most expensive and potent in terms of concentration. Longest wear on the skin, often lasting the entire day.
- Eau de Parfum: Less potent than perfume but still a good concentration. Lasts up to 6 hours.
- Eau de Toilette: This the most popular style of fragrance because it's reasonable. It's a light scent for shorter wear on the skin - about 2-3 hours.
- Eau de Cologne: The least concentrated, wear on the skin is up to 2 hours.
What is your favorite fragrance? Let me know in the comments!
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