When it comes to perfume, deciding on what scent to use is only half of the journey – the second half is actually making it last through the day.
The method of application influences the way a fragrance smells and how long it lasts. Today, I’d like to share with you some tips I’ve learnt over the years about perfume application and the best ways to use it:
The Pulse Points
The “pulse points” are locations on the body where the blood vessels are closest to the skin. These spots emanate heat, which can help fragrance to emanate from your skin into the air. When applying perfume, your wrists, inside your elbows, the nape of your neck, even in the crease behind your knees are the places you should be concentrating your fragrance. Also the base of the throat, behind ear lobes, in the cleavage. As you wear your perfume throughout the day, it will react with your body heat and continue to emit scent.
Where You Shouldn’t Apply Perfume
If you can help it, then keep from spraying fragrances directly onto your clothes. You never know what will leave a watermark. Also avoid spraying it on your hair. Many perfumes’ ingredients can dry out and damage your hair.
Timing Is Key
The best time to apply perfume is directly after your shower. Spray some on your skin after drying off and before putting on your clothes. Your skin will absorb the scent better, and you won’t run the risk of staining your clothes or jewelry.
I love to to this often. Spraying in a cloud in front of you and then walking through the scent mist to get just the right amount. It works!
Making Your Fragrance Last Longer
A scent will fade faster when skin is dry. Apply moisturizer on your body before applying fragrance. The perfume droplet will cling to your skin rather than sink into your pores, thereby making it last longer.
Using products from the same brand is another effective way to make a fragrance last. You might use the scented body gel, treat skin with the body lotion, and then spray the perfume on top. The combination of products will help the scent to maintain fullness and extend throughout the day.
SL Fabz, do you have any other tips to add? Where do you apply perfume?