Here are some things to consider when choosing a good perfume: Choose a scent concentration, narrow down a scent family, research or ask others what kind of perfume they use, compare perfumes.
Floral/Sweet perfumes smell like freshly-cut flowers, the scents used in floral perfumes are rose, lavender, carnation, orange blossom etc. These are popular perfumes for women because of their sweet scent that most enjoy.
Citrus/Fruity perfumes smell like fruits, particularly citrus fruits like orange, grapefruit and lime, but also other fruit like apricot, apple or peach. In general these scents are bright and refreshing.
Oriental/Spicy perfumes smell musky and complex with spices like star anise, cinnamon and vanilla.
Woody/Chypre perfumes smell woody and earthy, these feature scents like agarwood, sandalwood, oakmoss and patchouli.
To help you in deciding which fragrances will work the best with your skin chemistry, scents should always be applied to your pulse points. Pulse points are where the blood vessels are closest to the skin’s surface and therefore give off more warmth. You should never test more than two or three scents at once. Throughout the day, smell the fragrances you are trying and even apply more on the same pulse point but on a different day for comparison. If the fragrance has a scent that you enjoy each time you test it, you may have just found a new perfume for your collection!