How To Apply Your Favorite Fragrance Effectively

There’s nothing more evocative of place and time than scent. The right perfume can help you make an amazing, first impression and it can complement any outfit. The right fragrance is a delicious whisper that reminds people that you’re there.

Choosing the right perfume is important, but what’s also important is applying it correctly.

Find The Right Perfume

Finding the right perfume for you is the most important step. Don’t buy a perfume only because it’s a designer one. Spray some of the perfume on the back of your wrist and smell it. After 20 minutes smell it again and then decide if that’s the perfect perfume for you.

Always Apply Perfume on Dry Skin

Perfumes get more absorbed into the skin when it’s not wet. Spray some perfume on your body after taking a shower, once your body is dried.

Apply Lotion on Your Pulse Points

Pulse points are found inside of your wrist, the crook of your elbows, the back of your neck, behind your knees, and the inside of your ankles. Use an unscented or the same scent lotions as your perfume. Wait for the lotion to dry.

Spray Some Perfume on Your Hair

There is nothing bad in spraying some perfume on your hair. Spray your favorite perfume on a hairbrush and comb your hair with it. Remember not to spray perfume on your hair every day because the alcohol found in perfumes can dry your hair.

Do Not Spray Perfume All Over Your Body

Any perfume should be sprayed only on your pulse points. Don’t apply perfume all over your body because you’ll smell like you’ve cloaked yourself in scent.

Don’t Rub Your Wrists

This is the most common mistake! Do not ever rub your wrists after applying perfume. This way the perfume notes will get distorted.

Apply Perfume Before You Get Dressed

Don’t spray perfume after you’ve put on your outfit. You might ruin your clothes with perfume stains and cover your pulse points.

Wear Your Perfume With Confidence

Wear your perfume with confidence! Choose the fragrance you like and rock it!

Choose a daytime or nighttime fragrance

If you are simply going out on the town, going to work, or visiting the beach, try a daytime fragrance. If you are planning a date, or going out to dinner, you might try a nighttime fragrance instead.

Take a shower or bath

Your skin absorbs perfume better after it is nice and warm. Make sure when you take your shower or bath that the water is hot, so that your pores can open.

Dry your skin off

After you take a warm shower or bath, make sure your skin is dry. If you do not, when you spray the perfume on it will not stick. Specifically, get the hard to reach places like the back of your knees, your neckline, and your hair. These are what are called or places where your perfume goes on, and acts at its highest level.

Hydrate your skin

If you did not apply moisturizer during your shower, definitely do this after you dry off. The perfume has a much better chance to lock on to your skin if it is smooth and soft, rather than dry and rough.

Hold fragrance away from your body

You will want to be at least 5-7 inches away from your chest or body. Point the nozzle in the direction of your body. If your skin gets to wet from the spray, you are holding it too closely.

Spray perfume onto your “pulse points.”

These points are places where blood vessels are close to the skin. There is extra heat at these points, and because heat rises into the air, your fragrance will more likely be smelled. Some of the most commonly used are collarbones, knees, and necklines.

Use targeted sprays

Rather than walking through a cloud of perfume mist, direct the spray exactly at the “pulse points.” This will increase the effectiveness of the spray, and not cause you to lose so much of the smell.

Comb perfume through your hair

Fragrances latch onto fibers, so your hair is a great place to smell good for long periods of time. The perfume also attaches to hair products, such as shampoo and conditioner, making the fragrance last even longer.

Rub in perfume near your collarbone

Your neck or collarbone area has a lot of dips because of the bone structure. This gives the perfume plenty of room to rest, and interact with your skin. You can either dab some perfume on with your fingertips, or spray a little on, 5-7 inches away.

Apply perfume behind your knees

Because your knees are constantly moving throughout the day, there is a lot of heat generated. This works with the perfume, and gradually moves the scent upwards as the day goes on. Simply dap a bit of perfume with your fingertips behind the knee, or spray about 5-7 inches away.

Administer perfume inside of your elbows

Just like your knees, your elbows are “pulse points” that constantly move throughout the day, generating heat. Dab some perfume in your elbows with your fingertips, or spray it on 5-7 inches away.

Apply perfume in your belly button

This is a rather odd place to put perfume, but it is a great place for your perfume to rest and interact with a “pulse point.” It is also covered up with a shirt, so it is not so overbearing. Take a bit of perfume and place it on your fingertips. Run your fingers around and inside your belly button to apply the perfume.

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