They say that scent is the strongest sense. It has the ability to set an atmosphere, or even create cheer! Perfume sets a mood and I think it’s an important thing to think about before your boudoir shoot. Perfume doesn’t show up on camera, but it shows up in how you feel! Pick your perfect perfume for a boudoir shoot by considering these things.
Just like makeup, perfume changes from season to season, lighter in the summer to heavier in the winter. Right now, we are still in summer (crossing my fingers it lasts forever!) so fresh fruity scents are the name of the game. As we get into autumn – it’s that time now, August is all about setting the stage for fall and getting the most out of summer – scents can become warmer and cozier. Like a sweater!
Perfumes have one of four main undertones – floral, fresh, oriental or woody. I am a huge fan of floral scents! They remind me of fresh-cut flowers of course, which makes me think of weddings and that makes me happy. In summer, fresh and floral scents are the name of the game. Fresh scents are crisp and clean, like just done laundry and cut grass.
Oriental scents are a little sexier, with notes of amber and vanilla. They’re mysterious and definitely a good match for a boudoir shoot. Woody scents are earthy and a little spicy. All types of perfume will work well for a shoot, depending on what you’re looking for! Which brings us to …
What kind of boudoir shoot do you want to have? Are you looking for a romantic vibe because you’re planning on giving your photos to a partner? Do you want to celebrate the beautiful person that you are? The undertones of perfume help shape the mood, and then the top notes give it their extra sparkle. Many perfumes have their different notes labeled, so give them a spritz and decide what smells right.
An occasion perfume is a wonderful thing – when you wear it takes you back to that moment, like your wedding day, a lovely romantic holiday or your boudoir shoot! That being said, a perfume that you wear everyday can be just as special. It makes you feel comfortable and smells lovely!
I hope that you have a wonderful time picking out a boudoir perfume, whether you’re planning on wearing your daily scent or searching for an occasion perfume!
"Anne is an incredibly talented photographer, and her passion for capturing beautiful memories really shines through during her boudoir sessions. She really takes that time to make sure you're comfortable, and I honestly felt so glamorous and confident. This photo shoot was such an empowering thing to do! (and honestly...it was really fun to get all dolled up and pretend to be a supermodel for the day!) I highly recommend Anne and Bmore Boudoir."
"Working with Anne was absolutely amazing! Anne is very knowledgeable and gave wonderful advice. Even though Anne was a lot of fun and very laid back, she ensured she exuded professionalism always. I was so nervous to do a boudoir shoot and was lacking some serious confidence. Anne has a special way with her that made me feel not only comfortable, but confident and sexy! The pictures were beautiful and very tasteful. I cannot wait to work with Anne again!"
"Working with you was incredible!! You were so laid back, made me feel comfortable and beautiful in my skin. I didn't feel like I needed to cover up or hide at all. Your direction and energy was exactly what I needed to have a successful shoot. I chose YOU to do the session because I felt like you would put me at ease and we'd just have FUN during the shoot, and I was right ;) Having finished and leaving that day I felt empowered and absolutely gorgeous, like I could take on anything life threw at me haha! I was super excited to get the photos back and share them with my hunny, and he LOVED them! No complaints there <3"