What to look for in a perfume? by Radhika

Well, you all would have figured out how I absolutely love perfumes and keep updating my stock with new brands and trying fragrances out of my comfort zone.

I get this habit and love for perfumes from my family. My father has an amazing collection of Perfumes and ‘Itars’ which is also known as ‘Attar’ in India which is a Fragrant essential Oil typically made from rose petals and were used by Mughals and kings in India back in those days and my Mother who has an amazing collection and perfumes as old as 20 years which were passed on to her from her mother.

I mostly like Fruity/ Floral fragrances but totally love anything strong which would last long enough as well.

That’s confusing I know 😛

Here are a few tips on what to look for before you buy a new perfume –

  1. Make sure the Fragrance fits your lifestyle/Environment and Season

There are Winter and Summer fragrances , winter fragrances comprise of Woody , Rich , musky undertones of Vanilla , Cassie, Rose etc.

Summer on the other hand has more of Fruity /Citrus/Floral more natural fragrances.

  1. Fragrances turn up different on everyone’s body , I suggest you try out a sample on your wrist and Leave it on for a few minutes before you decide to buy it.

  2. Sniff the perfume from the bottle and compare it with the tested sample on your wrist or on the blotter sheet.

  3. Make sure you know the difference between EDP, EDT ,EDC and Parfum and choose accordingly.

EDP is EAU DE PARFUM which is a French word and means that the concentration level is between 8-15% and can last from 3-5 hours. EDT is EAU DE TOILETTE is lighter than EDP with a 4-8% concentration of the essence and usually lasts for 2-4 hours and then is EDC which is EAU DE COLOGNE with a concentration of 2-4% and lasts up to 2 hours.

Parfum on the other hand has the highest concentration and lasts the longest out of all the above and are also expensive compared to EDP, EDT and EDC.

Please keep the points above in mind and pick up ‘the one’ you like

Here is a picture of the latest addition to my collection, hope this article helps you in your perfume Shopping 😊

Happy Shopping Everyone !!

– Radhika

About Radhika – she is an influencer & has begun to contribute actively on our blog. Catch all her amazing activity on her Instagram page – http://www.instagram.com/techiecurls 

Beauty hacks with Aloe Vera

When it comes to skincare nothing, nothing beats the excellent benefits of nature’s goodness. One of these natural wonders is Aloe Vera which is considered as an all-time soothing salve for almost all types of  skin discomfort.

Aloe vera is known for its soothing and cooling properties. It is a miracle plant & the Aloe vera gel can be obtained straight from the plant. Simplest way to use it is cut a leaf out from the plant, rinse it with water to remove any dirt residue, cut away the spikes, and slit a leaf open, you can now scoop out the gel using a sharp spoon or use the leaf directly.

Here are some of the things it can solve:


* Aloe Vera is helpful in treating puffyness of your eyes. If your eyes are puffy, then go and grab aloe vera gel from the aloe vera plant and dab on your under eyes areas. This is why aloe vera is the main ingredient in all creams available in the market.

* Apply Aloe Vera on your dry and chapped lips to heal them faster & improve their overall appearance.

*Aloe Vera is a great aid for removing dandruff & making your hair healthy. You can blend in some gel with coconut oil & massage into the scalp. It helps reducing hair fall, increases new hair growth & boosts shine & gloss of the hair. It works as a natural conditioning treatment for your hair.

* It is a great aid for healing all sort of blemishes. It removes pigmentation marks, acne marks and stretch marks too.
It can be used directly on the skin in a form a thin layer of the gel and leave it overnight, with regular use the skin texture improves removing & healing the blemishes.

* Aloe Vera gel does wonders for acne removal due to anti-fungal properties.
So if you got them pimples, dab some aloe on.

*Aloe Vera contains plethora of antioxidants which helps to improve the skin’s firmness and keep the skin hydrated. Hence it works as a brilliant anti aging balm.

Now that you have enough reasons, high time you get your own aloe plant & get started.

Stay happy & stay beautiful!