When you want to leave a lasting impression with somebody the best thing to do is to apply some perfume. A nice fragrance will affect the people's moods and refresh them. But there is a long history and making behind the bottles that you see in the shops and online. It is said that they were first made in Egypt. Mesopotamia and Tapputi are considered as the first women perfume creators. Since these simple days where probably only one fragrance was available and perhaps shared between men and women, there is now a bountiful of choices to choose from so you can find something that suits your taste.
You must know about the fragrance note and the family to which they belong, this will mean that you can find similar fragrances that you would like, with ease. The fragrance note are of three differnet types; top notes, middle notes and base notes. They are arranged in the form of a pyramid. There are many families which are called Olfactive families and have Single Floral, Floral Bouquet, Ambered, Wood, Leather, Chypre, Fougere, Gourmand, Citrus, Fruity, Aquatic, Bright Floral, Green, etc. After doing a bit of research on notes you can identify which you like and do not. Using designer scents is a good idea as they are skin friendly and will not harm your body unlike some cheaper fragrances that cannot always be trusted for quality.
If you are not satisfied with the fragrances available in the market and want to have a unique but pleasant aroma for yourself, then you can make it at home by doing a little experiment. For example, take a small bottle and in it mix a few drops of sandalwood oil, few drops of musk, and jojoba oil and mix well then keep it for a day to let the fragrance form, you can also purchase other oils to suit your taste. This and many more such experiments can give you unique fragrance that only you will wear.
Also they are a great way to give somebody a gift they will love. The bottles are quite large in design nowadays so will be long lasting. Make sure you pick notes that you know people will like beforehand, but once you have they are sure to appreciate this gift. You can also find them in gift sets and pretty packages. Whether it is for yourself or a friend or family member, you can all smell great!