One’s teens there are problems and tribulations to cope with; these are minor when compared to the issues that need to be addressed when older. An important rite of passage when I was still a teenager is buying the first bottle of perfumes. If up until the present I have always been gifted perfumes by my relatives, and always wonder what perfume is right for me.
Teenage years should be free of serious worries and be a period when you develop your own interests and likes, devoid of influence and persuasion. There is a likelihood that I may have already experimented with wearing the perfumes that my older siblings or Mum does. Squirting a small number of perfumes on to my body makes me feel like a mature adult.
There is no right age to start using perfumes on a regular basis. A lot would depend upon the type of family one has, what influences you are exposed to, and how you like to spend your free time. Usually, by the time I reach the age of twelve or thirteen, I have at least one or two body sprays and perfumes on my bedside table.
It takes some amount of experimenting to figure out what type of perfumes best suit my personality, and also to develop an understanding of how much should be worn, and on what occasions. The best advice in this regard is not to overdo it. Although my friends may compliment me on my perfumes, if used excessively perfumes can create an almost toxic effect. I use my preferred choice lightly.
The designers of today’s perfumes know only too well that teenage girls are an important market. It is during these formative years that likes and dislikes are hardened and one develops distinct personal tastes. What I am always careful of is not to fall victim of clever marketing gimmicks promoted by the companies who manufacture perfumes. Finding the best perfume for a teenage girl is quite difficult. In order to choose the right perfume, it’s important to understand the five generic types of perfumes available and whom they suit.
Giorgio’s Beverly Hills Red
|Year of Launch||1989|
|House||Giorgio Beverly Hills|
The first type is of perfume is referred to as Woody. Generally, woody perfumes incorporate earthy tones such as moss or tree bark. An example of a woody perfume would be Giorgio’s Beverly Hills Red. Woody perfumes tend to linger both on the skin and in the surrounding air and convey a certain level of sophistication. This type of perfumes is used mainly by more mature women for evening wear and isn’t really suited to teenagers but I still use by them.
I order this perfume because I found a ridiculous price. I felt it at the beginning of the 90s and I liked it a lot, but I was really too young to wear such a complex and structured perfume. I well remember his woody trail, but at the same time with something sweet that took away any angularity. It lasted a long time and seemed perfect for warming women on winter days. Perhaps a beautiful red sweater, enveloping, warm and cheerful at the same time.
|Top Notes||Bergamot, Hyacinth, Cherry, Orange blossom, Osmanthus, Peach, Blackcurrant, Ylang ylang|
|Heart Notes||Heart NotesRose, Tuberose, Gardenia, Lychee, Lily of the valley, Carnation, Iris, Jasmine, Rosemary|
|Base Notes||Tonka bean, Vanilla, Vetiver, Incense, Amber, Oakmoss, Myrrh, Patchouli, Sandalwood|
Black Opium Eau de Parfum by Yves Saint Laurent
|Year of Launch||2014|
|House||Yves Saint Laurent|
The second type of perfumes is referred to as Oriental. In general oriental perfumes are quite strongly scented and include spices and musk for long-lasting perfumes. Opium by Yves St Laurent! Femme is popular examples of oriental perfumes. They are designed to convey a sensual and exotic personal so are probably suited to a teenage girl.
Black opium has not kidnapped my heart. But it is an excellent vanilla-flavored oriental perfume! My friend is in love with this perfume that leaves a divine trail! Sweet ripe fruits, dyed vanilla coffee. Finally they removed the mold and cobwebs from the legendary Opium, which has now made its era. Classic Opium I leave to the pious women of the church for the baptism of the grandchildren. Wretches! Black opium is a modern and transgressive fragrance. When I sniff it, the song by Ozzy Osbourne “Rock’n’roll Rebel.” Comes to mind.
|BLACK OPIUM NOTES|
|Top Notes||Pink pepper, Orange blossom|
|Heart Notes||Jasmine, Coffee|
|Base Notes||Vanilla, Patchouli, Cedarwood|
True Star by Tommy Hilfiger
|Year of Launch||2004|
The third type of perfumes is known as Green and is generally a lot lighter in fragrance than woody or oriental perfumes. They tend to offer a hint of freshly cut grass and are more neutral in scent than other perfumes – although they are a good choice for we teenagers, they are generally seen as sensible perfumes so are more suited to office wear. One of the key tones in green perfumes is juniper so Tommy Hilfiger’s True Star Gold is one example of green perfumes.
|TRUE STAR NOTES|
|Top Notes||Honeysuckle, Sweet pea|
Curious by Britney Spears
|Year of Launch||2004|
The fourth type of perfumes is Floral and is reminiscent of flowers as the name suggests. As one of the most popular types of perfumes, floral perfumes are in abundance with examples including Estee Lauder’s Pleasures and Curious by Brittany Spears.
|Top Notes||Pear, Lotus, Magnolia|
|Heart Notes||Pink cyclamen, Jasmine, Tuberose|
|Base Notes||Blond woods, Vanilla infused musk, Sandalwood|
Heiress by Paris Hilton
The final type of perfumes is Fruity. As the name suggests fruity perfumes are often packed with juicy tones such as blackberry, mandarin or mango. Due to their fun nature, fruity perfumes are the best perfume for teenage girls.
|Year of Launch||2006|
In reality, a lot of perfumes combine fragrance types to form exciting combinations such as the oriental-floral perfume Lou Lou by Cacharel or the floral-fruity Heiress by Paris Hilton. When finding the best perfume for a teenage girl, therefore look for ones which include floral or fruity tones.
|Top Notes||Passion Fruit, Orange, Peach Granita, Champagne Mimosa|
|Heart Notes||Star Jasmine, Tiare Flower, Ylang-Ylang, Honeysuckle, Dewberry Blossom, Grenadine|
|Base Notes||Violet Leaf, Vetiver, Tonka, Blonde Woods|