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04-01-11 | Posted by


Did you know that your sense of smell changes over time? Turns out that your age is the most influential thing to shape the type of fragrance you are attracted to. No wonder, signature scents are a thing of the past. While some women change fragrances every few years, and others make a switch depending on their mood, it’s your age that guides the selection at the perfume counter most, according to the editors at Women’s Health magazine. Following is a guide they have developed to help you find your perfect scent.

Late teens: Teens gravitate toward sweet scents. In your late teens try more grown-up and sophisticated sweet notes such as peach or grapefruit.

Twenties: Experts say that women in this age group, who are typically taking home entry-level paychecks, are more drawn to luxury brands. Try uplifting floral fragrances, such as jasmine, lily of the valley and magnolia.

Thirties: By the time a woman hits 30, she is more established in her career and relationship and is looking for a scent to reflect that. Look for a floral with a warm base note, such as musk, an age appropriate sexy smell.

Forties and Beyond: In their forties and fifties, women choose fragrances that please themselves. At the same time, their olfactory system weakens with age, making stronger notes like grass or woody scents more appealing. Try a bold floral that contains crisp green notes, or go sultry with a woody base note like sandalwood.

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