Poetry Inspired by the Perfume Secret Garden from Aftelier.
I lived a secret garden, Where I could feel liberally. My heart was soft and sweet – Well rounded and strongly. My soul was in full bloom Like a jasmine vine Decorated in an array Of small, delicate flowers.
I was not unlike The beasts of the earth, Who feel purely, innocently Covered from judgement. In my mind and emotions, My soul was strong, well rooted And fragrant-like, Like the Rosewoods of Brazil.
But the seasons changed. Feelings and thoughts Strange to me Immersed my bewildered mind – Muddled me – Restless & uncertain. They left me trying to manage – to dictate – my delicate senses.
But feelings are a garden.
[And all gardens need tending. Feelings grow as they may, But nourish them With good water – Good sun – Good soil – And pray their fruit grows sweetly].
This article is going to show you how to pick a new perfume or cologne! This is going to be short and sweet. I’ve spent quite a while trying to find the right cologne for myself, testing and purchasing and these are some tips that I have learned over the years.
1. Find the Right Inspiration.
A key part to smelling good is finding a fragrance that is cool and modern. You do not want to smell like you are wearing something old fashioned, or just plain overdone. One of the easiest ways to find a good, new fragrance is to check out some of the fragrance reviewers on YouTube! I listed one of my favorites for you here below:
(Click here to read my exclusive interview with Jeremy Fragrance)
2. Check Performance at Fragrantica.com.
You don’t just want to smell good, you want people to be able to smell you as well, and smell you all day. This comes down to performance – longevity and sillage. The best way to find how well your fragrance performs is to look it up on Fragrantica.com. I only choose fragrances that have been been voted by a majority of people as “long-lasting” longevity and “moderate” to “heavy” sillage.
3. Spray on Your Skin.
The fragrance needs to not only smell well, but smell well ON YOU. Just spray some on your skin and let it totally dry. How does it smell? If you don’t LOVE it, move on.
4. Look in the Mirror.
A perfume or cologne may smell great, even on your skin. But does it match your look, style, and personality? When you are testing how a fragrance smells, stop and look in the mirror when you smell it. Does it smell like something that a person who looks like you would wear?
5. Bring Someone with You.
A second opinion can be the most important thing you can get. That’s because another person will get a totally outside perspective of you. They can see the full picture of how you look and smell, as well as having a more unbiased opinion of yourself. This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t wear what you love. But a second opinion can be a great tool in making your final choice.
6. Try a Lot!
There was once a cologne brand that I loved; it was my absolute favorite. However, once I started gaining more experience in colognes, I realized that this one that I loved really wasn’t that great. So my final point is very simple; you never know what you’re missing until you smell it. However, don’t let the pursuit of perfection keep you from enjoying what’s great.
To sum up. . .
Poets, I hope you found this article useful! I know this one’s not about poetry or writing. But, personally, I just love fragrances. I am not sure there is any reason; it is just part of who I am. What a great way to add color and vibrancy to our lives!