On a friend, the perfume smells amazing, but when you try it, it does nothing for you. Why is that? Well, your skin type determines how a perfume smells on you.

The most important thing when choosing a fragrance is that the fragrance also loves you. There is nothing worse than falling in love with a scent, in a perfumery, with a friend or even with a stranger on the street, to find out that the scent does not suit your skin.

But why does a scent smell so differently from one person than another? "The pH balance of the skin differs slightly, so that the fragrance can smell differently," Donovan says. For instance, "A shower gel designed for sensitive skin can keep your pH well balanced."

Different skin types

If you have a 'normal' skin type (not dry or oily), the perfumes usually smell the same on your skin, but keep in mind that your pH value, hormones and diet can cause the scent to change every month.

Do you have oily skin? 'Oily skin holds the top notes in perfume longer, but can also reinforce certain elements. Sweet nuts can be overwhelming on oily skin. Fruit (especially citrus) can be great. ' Oily skin can enhance the smell. "Watch out, some elements can become too strong and ruin the balance of a perfume."

Dry skin, on the other hand, needs stronger scents, with a good basis to keep the scent going for a long time. Woody scents work well, just like spicy and floral scents. The more delicate scents will disappear quickly. So if you want to make a statement, you need something with a strong presence. Make sure that you first apply a scent-free lotion to make the perfume last longer.

Reference: ELLE

31 July 2019