Fragrance 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Finding a Signature Scent

Fragrance 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Finding a Signature Scent

Fragrance 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Finding a Signature Scent


If you’re reading this article, chances are you want to learn more about the exciting world of fragrance. With 100’s of scents in the world, it’s very easy to become overwhelmed by all the different options. Luckily, we here at the Perfumania are here to give you some inside tips! We believe in making informed decisions, and want you have all the answers before making an investment. In order to facilitate the learning experience, we have compiled some information essential to finding the perfect scent.

Parfum vs Toilette

Often, fragrance beginners will want to know the difference between a parfum and a toilette. This is a great question that everyone should know the answer to. In short, the biggest difference is the concentration of the fragrance. As the stronger of the two, a parfum will last much longer. A strong parfum will last around eight hours while a toilette will last about half that time.


Another commonly asked question is when to wear a parfum over a toilette and vice versa. Many people think that because a parfum is stronger, it is the better option, but this isn’t always true. One place you might be better off with a toilette is work. You never know if a co worker may be allergic to a particular note; by wearing a toilette, you can give yourself an extra boost of confidence, while keeping your scent toned down.


Perfume is one product that is always worth an investment. Because the price tag of a fragrance is directly related to the quality of ingredients used, you are sure to get what you pay for. In addition, be sure to buy from a trusted source. Avoid knock offs and scams by purchasing your fragrance from Perfumania. We pride ourselves on bringing you excellent quality for the lowest prices possible.

Be Open

Sometimes, people choose their fragrances based on brand name rather than scent. If you go into a store and refuse to smell anything other than Chanel, you are going to end up missing out on some amazing scents. Some of the best fragrances are made by up and coming designers. Always listen to your fragrance consultant, they will have the best advice on matching scents to your tastes.

Still have questions on choosing your first fragrance? Leave a comment below, and while you’re at it, check out the Perfumania for all the best deals.

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