How to apply Perfume | All you need to know
The allure of perfume, the invisible accessory that can elevate your presence and leave a lingering impression. Dive into the magical world of fragrance. We've got your back with a guide that will reveal the secrets of perfect perfume application. Say farewell to overpowering mists or scentless days.
Before we reveal our tips on how to apply your perfume, you must ensure you know the concentration of your perfume to determine how much to apply. Read more about different concentrations in perfumes here
Timing is Everything
Don't rush your perfume routine! Apply it right after a refreshing shower when your pores are open and ready to absorb the scent. Remember, patience is the key; give your fragrance a moment to settle before stepping out into the world.
Target the Hot Spots
The key thing to remember is that heat is what diffuses your fragrance. Ever wondered where the sweet spots are to apply perfume? They're the pulse points! Your wrists, behind your ears, the base of your throat, and the crook of your elbows – these areas emanate heat and intensify the scent, leaving a subtle trail as you move. Additionally, you can apply perfume on top of your moisturizer, as the fragrance tends to last longer on a well-hydrated body. Read more about How to make your perfume last longer
Don't Rub, Just Dab
When applying perfume, avoid the common mistake of rubbing your wrists together. This actually crushes the fragrance molecules, altering the scent's composition. Instead, gently dab the perfume and let it work its magic!
Layer Like a Pro
Creating your own signature scent can be thrilling! Experiment by layering complementary fragrances. For example, blend a fruity floral with a hint of musk or a woody scent with a touch of vanilla. We have written an article about Perfume Layering here
Perfume your clothes
During chilly winter days when the cold hinders the diffusion of scents, applying perfume directly on your skin may not yield the desired effect. Instead, opt to spray the inside of your coat or scarf. This strategic move not only ensures your fragrance stays intact but also surprises those around you with delightful whiffs as you breeze by or remove your outerwear. Beyond longevity, perfuming your clothes offers another advantage – it allows individuals with sensitive skin or those intolerant to alcohol to enjoy their beloved scents without worry. It's essential to note that not all fabrics behave the same way with perfumes. Synthetic materials, for instance, may not absorb and diffuse odors effectively and can even alter the fragrance itself. Embrace natural fabrics like wool, cotton, or cashmere as they graciously accommodate and enhance the aromatic experience. Your perfume will be grateful for the gesture, and the planet will thank you too.
The 'Perfume cloud' technique
In essence, create a delightful mist by spritzing your fragrance in front of you, then gracefully walk into the mist to envelop yourself in a gentle and uniform scent, akin to a princess's enchanting aura. Keep in mind that this method may require a generous amount of spray to make your fragrance truly noticeable, so be prepared to sacrifice a considerable portion of your bottle to achieve the desired effect.
Avoid perfuming your hair directly as the alcohol in perfumes can dry it out and irritate the scalp. Use alcohol-free hair mists instead. If you can't resist, spray the perfume on a brush or comb, not directly on your hair, to minimize damage.