The next time you see someone spray perfume at a store and then walk out, don't be surprised. It doesn't mean that they hated it—they're probably just stepping out to give the scent time to meld with their body chemistry, a process that could take anywhere from a few minutes to a couple of hours. It's quite the effort, but a classic and worth-it trick for a successful perfume purchase nonetheless.
But now, you're probably wondering: How about when you can't try perfume on in-store? How do you make sure? Well, it'll always be a bit of a gamble without a proper test-run, but there is a way to maximize success and minimize disappointment. Enter, mini perfumes and fragrance wardrobes.
Scent sampling kits have been a mainstay among perfume brands for years, and for obvious reasons. It's one of the most in-demand releases during the holiday season, though many perfume houses do carry theirs all year round. And with the pandemic limiting our time outside, they're the best way to test and buy fragrances without burning a hole in your pocket.
For Her Fragrance Discovery Kit, P500, NARCISO RODRIGUEZ, Lazada
If you want more than just a few spritzes though, Narciso Rodriguez has given the scent wardrobe experience a twist. They've curated some of their best-selling women's fragrances into the cutest mini duos—including the iconic For Her! The bottles are also 20 ml (twice the size of your average mini sampler), so if you end up loving the fragrance, you have more than enough to last a month or two.
The two pairs launching on September 24 both include Pure Musc (a Preview Beauty Award-winner), with a choice between the For Her Eau De Toilette and Musc Noir for your second bottle. These scents are all divine worn alone, but let the combinations inspire you to layer, too. Who knows, you could come up with a cocktail that'll be your new signature scent!
In our case, when combined with the For Her, Pure Musc highlights the heavenly white florals while mellowing its lush warmth. Meanwhile, it can transform the typically date night-ready Musc Noir into a smooth, subtly sweet spritz you'd wear in the day.
Can't wait to shop? Take a closer look at the duos below!
Pure Musc for Her Eau de Parfum + For Her Eau de Toilette Duo, P3976 (20ml each), NARCISO RODRIGUEZ, Lazada (available September 24)
Pure Musc for Her Eau de Parfum + Musc Noir Eau de Parfum Duo, P4000 (20ml each), NARCISO RODRIGUEZ, Lazada (available September 24)
The Mini Duos will be available on Narciso Rodriguez's Lazada flagship store starting September 24.
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