The New Year inspires us to take on an "out with the old, in with the new" attitude. Quite often we take that literally by donating old clothes, throwing away those old beauty products, and even going for a bold new haircut or style. 

Fragrance is the closest thing linked to people's memory, so when it comes to a new year, sometimes you just want to make a new long lasting memory on people. Purchasing a new fragrance is a great way to feel renewed. Read the helpful tips below to keep in mind when shopping for your new scent:

Take your time: The wide array of fragrances out there can be overwelhming, so the best thing to do is start where you're comfortable and most familiar. BeautyPress recommends to browse through the cosmetic floor of your favorite department store. Compare different perfumes to one another and start evaluating if you like deep or light scents, then begin to divide and conquer.

Do your research: Use the internet or the opinion of an educated friend to start learning about what goes into a scent. Take notice of the top, mid, and base notes to understand how the juice dries down and changes. In addition, broaden your fragrance knoweldge. Understanding the differeces between an eau de toilette, parfum, perfume, and cologne will help you figure out what you like and what you don't like. 

Look at your personal style: A signature scent has to personify you. Are you all about the glitz and glam? Try a luxe designer fragrance to compliment your opulent style. Are you a celebrity junkie, always up-to-date on the latest Hollywood news? Go for a fragrance endorsed or created by your favorite star. Are you more of a 'simple says it' kinda gal? Try a light body mist that leaves a just a hint of fragrance behind to keep your scent soft. 

Still can't make up your mind? Switch things up. Grab a perfume sampler from either a department store or specialty store like Sephora and start wearing a different scent each day to help narrow down your choices. And nothing works better than getting a compliment or two on your fragrance, so take note of what goes over well with your significant other, friends, family, and even co-workers. It's an easy indication that the notes and your own chemical makeup work well together and could very well be your new signature scent.

What fragrance is your absolute fave? Let us know with a note below!