Firstly, it is important that you do not buy a perfume just because it smells good on your friend. Each of us has our own unique taste in scents and compatibility for the persona we carry with us. Always try the perfume on yourself, when purchasing. Body heat can be different from person to person and you might not smell like your friend who tried it on before buying it.
Secondly you have to consider the cost of the perfume. Certain brands are known for their hefty price tags. However, one should note that just because a perfume is extremely expensive, does not mean that it is the one for you. Sometimes, a highly expensive perfume might not give you the satisfaction you thought it would. Also, at the same time, a cheap fragrance might prove to be more than its value.
When you choose a perfume, whether it's a fruity, floral or woody smell, it should be in harmony with your nature and the occasion you use it for. The climatic conditions of your location also affect perfumes' longevity. If it is hot, the scent evaporates quickly, whereas cold weather helps the fragrance to stay on longer.
Try one fragrance at a time and never more than four in a close time period. Wait for awhile and check if it's long lasting on you, before rushing away to buy it. Perfumes usually transform their fragrance overtime. Use it on pulse points, usually your wrist when trying them out, but never rub the wrists together as people usually do.
Some of the best selling UK women's perfumes are Burberry, Calvin Klein, Gucci, Elizabeth Arden, Cerruti, Kate Moss, Hugo Boss, and Dior. At the same time some of the most popular men's perfumes are Calvin Klein, Ben Sherman, Bvlgari, Hugo Boss, Azzaro and Burberry.