Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Modern Scents Reflect Women

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Modern Scents Reflect Women

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Byline: Sarah Green sarahb @thechronicle.com.au

SMELLS say so much.

The right perfume can stir you up or calm you down.

The wrong one can leave you in a cloud of stink that torments you and anyone who gets too close.

"It is an important decision," Laura Venables said from The Perfume Empire at Grand Central Shopping Centre, Toowoomba.

"It can influence your moods and there would be nothing worse than taking a perfume home and finding out you don't like it."

Ms Venables said the secret to choosing your signature scent was trying a few different perfumes on your skin.

Other suggestions include:

* Don't smell more than three perfumes in a row.

Your nose loses the ability to decipher smells when you sprint from one spritzer to the next.

Walk away for a while or smell coffee beans.

* Put the perfume on your skin. Scents smell differently in the bottle than they do on your skin.

Let the perfume sit for at least 10 minutes. …

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