TIPS FOR CHOOSING YOUR SIGNATURE FRAGRANCE

You are unique. You can search the whole world and not find another you. As the saying goes, “Be yourself; everyone else is taken.” Therefore, your fragrance should also be unique. A signature scent leaves an impression on people, so they remember you long after leaving the room.

So, how do you choose your signature fragrance? Keep reading to find out.

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What to Consider When Choosing Your Scent

A signature fragrance is personal – it should reflect your individuality and make you feel confident. Here are a few things to keep in mind when deciding which fragrance best represents you:

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Scent families

Fragrances are generally grouped into families based on their predominant scent notes. Floral scents, for example, tend to be soft and feminine, while musky scents are more intense and masculine. Consider what kind of scent you generally prefer before narrowing down your options.

Longevity

You’ll want to choose a fragrance that has good longevity and lasts throughout the day without being too overwhelming. Eau de parfum typically has the longest-lasting scent, followed by eau de toilette.

Application

Fragrances can be applied directly to the skin or sprayed on clothing. If you choose to apply it directly to your skin, consider where you’ll be applying it – pulse points like the wrists and neck tend to work best. 

How to Find the Right Scent For YOU

Consider your personality. Are you outgoing and bold, or are you an introvert that enjoys a low-key get-together with friends? Do you think of yourself as athletic and sporty, or prefer quiet activities such as reading or knitting? Do you enjoy being out in nature or being in a comfy chair in your living room playing video games? Is your ideal night out going to a nightclub or sitting around a fire?

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Next, think about the types of fragrances that you typically enjoy.

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Do you prefer light and airy scents or rich and heady ones? Fruity or floral? Spicy or woodsy? Once you’ve decided on the general type of scent you’re looking for, you can start exploring some of the most popular fragrance notes. Floral aromas often contain rose, jasmine, or tuberose notes, while fruity scents might include citrus, berries, or melon. Spicy scents typically feature notes of pepper, cardamom, or cloves, and woodsy scents often include cedarwood, sandalwood, or vetiver. 

Don’t forget to take into account the season and weather. You’ll want to steer clear of anything too heavy or spicy if it’s hot, as these can be overwhelming in warm weather. Conversely, a light and airy scent might not be noticeable enough if it’s cold out. 

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Once you have an idea of the type of scent you are looking for, it is time to start testing out different fragrances. This is the best way to find a scent that you love. Head over to Dossierco to take the 1-minute quiz to find your scent, and Dossier gives you 30 days to return if not satisfy without any complications, but we know you will love the scents you pick! Here is a bonus, use Code Lee10 for an additional 10% off Dosser. co. The dossier has a welcome offer of up to $20 on the website plus, free shipping on 3 or more items! So, in total, you will be getting up to 30% off by using the discount code Lee10 at checkout. We don’t know about you but that sounds like a win-win to us! The dossier fragrances are all about saving money on designer scents that last.

How to Apply Perfume for Maximum Effect

When applying perfume, remember that less is more. Start with a small amount and add more if necessary. Apply it to pulse points such as your wrists, behind your ears, and in the crook of your elbow. These areas generate body heat, which will help to release the fragrance. 

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Avoid rubbing your wrists together after applying perfume, as this will break down the molecules and alter the scent. Finally, give your perfume a chance to settle before you make a final judgment – it can take anywhere from 15 minutes to a couple of hours for the full fragrance to develop depending on the scents.

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The Best Fragrances for Men and Women

When it comes to fragrances, some are better suited for men, and others are better suited for women. This is often due to the different scents that men and women find appealing. For example, men prefer bolder, more intense smells, while women usually prefer lighter, more delicate aromas. 

Of course, there are always exceptions to the rule, and ultimately it is up to each individual to decide what smells best on them. After all, it’s important to find a scent that makes you feel confident and comfortable – something that feels like an extension of your style. After all, perfume is all about expressing your unique personality. 

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As always, thank you for stopping by and we hope you enjoyed these tips for choosing your signature fragrance from Dossierco.

Perfume, the essential of the morning routine!

Happy Friday! Can’t believe we’re almost done with 2022 already. We are hoping things slow down a bit so we can enjoy more of the year 2022!

Putting on fragrance is part of our morning routine. Even when we never left the house during quarantine. haha, we were super excited to try out Dossier fragrances. They are inspired by luxury designer scents but have a much more affordable price point.

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We decided to try one inspired by Marc Jacobs’ Daisy, called FLORAL VIOLET. We still had some in a sample-size bottle of Daisy so we could compare the two. We put a spritz on each wrist. In the bottle, they smell different but once they dry on your skin, they smell identical.

It’s somehow both creamy and powdery at the same time, sweet without being too sweet, and simply gorgeous. This is perfect for any teenager; the scent isn’t too strong and isn’t too mature for the young ones. It’s a beautiful vanilla/violet that doesn’t overload the senses. It’s somehow both creamy and powdery at the same time, sweet without being too sweet, and simply gorgeous.

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The other perfume we tried is the CITRUS GREEN APPLE, inspired by D&G’s Light Blue. We haven’t had it in a few years, but it smells exactly how we remember the D&G’s Light Blue in the bottle and on. This scent reminds you of summer in Italy or Spain all year long. The scent is fresh, airy, and sweet and you automatically smell the citrus. It is many people’s faves.

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WHAT WE LOVE about Dossier

🍏 First off, their whole line is vegan, cruelty-free, paraben, and UV-filter-free!

🍏 The bottle is 100% recyclable and sustainable aside from the pump

🍏 The magnetized cover is genius, it’s so easy to remove!

🍏 They also have a unique risk-free system where you can try and then decide if you want to keep the perfume. Returns are refunded and donated to charity, which is awesome, so they don’t go to waste! 

🍏 They have a wide variety of fragrances for men and women inspired by luxury/iconic scents

🍏 The bottle is sleek, aesthetically pleasing, and just very Instagram-worthy.

🍏 We LOVE how they name their perfumes and how they smell like inspired scents.

🍏 SO AFFORDABLE 👍

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Use Code Lee10 for an additional 10% off Dosser. co. Dossier has a welcome offer up to 20% on the website plus, free shipping on 3 or more items! So, in total, you will be getting up to 30% off by using the discount code Lee10 at checkout. We don’t know about you but that sounds like a win to us! Each fragrance comes with a sample size perfect for on the go too!

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Hope you all have a great weekend and a good school year!
*Thank you to Dossier for gifting these fragrances. As always, thoughts & opinions are BeautyLeeBar own.

Tips For Supporting Introverts When You’re An Extrovert

Extroverts—we come in layers and all shades of intensity. If we qualify ourselves as one (because let’s be real, you can only self-identify yourself as one or not), we feel more comfortable putting our emotions and personality up at the front than our counterparts, the introverts. We like to share parts of our lives and who we are with others (for the most part) and we feel at home asking other people questions and getting into the mix. 

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And for those who don’t relate to this, that can be a lot. For introverts, it can be engaging and impressive to watch as we bound forward, in a way that seems fearless, into social situations, work events, or other vulnerable people-facing adventures. On the flip side, it can also be overwhelming to think of being that way when every fiber of who you are would fight that kind of attention or platform.

When it comes down to it, being an extrovert can feel unnatural to some. And just like holding ourselves back from certain opportunities or situations feels like a waste to extroverts, introverts may just not see it that way. This can be hard when we develop relationships, and friendships or have family members that don’t sync up with our outlook. You want to seek the world out alongside the people you love most, but how you do it can be a disagreement when finding the happy balance between these two personality types is not met.

Here are a few things to remember that could help you bridge any gaps as you face life alongside introverted personalities. 

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Use your extroverted personality to relate to introverts

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Sometimes as extroverts, since we open ourselves up to people easily, people often more easily return that gesture. This gives us an advantage in really getting to understand people better. This type of trait can build empathy, and when we are close to introverts, using that skill is crucial when making efforts to make the introverts you love feel more relaxed. Approach their perspective with empathy and it will allow you to more easily assess an introvert’s feelings.

Learn from introverts

Introverts have a lot to offer. Since they aren’t jumping into the thick of things naturally or since they are preferring to spend more time inwardly, they are usually very keen observers. Ask them questions. You will likely learn things from them that you never considered, and it will open up your mind to other ideas, perceptions, and possibilities. 

It’s OK to encourage, but don’t push

People are who they are. There is nothing wrong with being an introvert or an extrovert. One is not better than the other. Both offer wonderful things to the world. But remember there is a time and a place to encourage people to get out of their bubble, challenge and push themselves, but always be patient and respectful of their boundaries. Find that line and be mindful—that is what loving another person is, and it’s important to be respectful of it.

Take advantage of the balance

Similar to how it is OK to encourage introverts to go out of their comfort zone occasionally, let introverts remind you it’s also OK to reel it in. This balance will allow you to slow down. Enjoy it, it will help you grow as a person.

Regardless of where you fall on the spectrum of being outgoing or being more reserved, our differences are always a chance to learn, find more patience for others, learn from others and also share with others what we can teach. It is important to keep these things in mind as we learn to keep our relationships with those who we love and who are cut from a different cloth, healthy.

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