Did you know there are certain ways you should care for your perfume? Click here to find out about all the do’s and don’ts.
There is a lot more to perfume than just spritzing a cloud and walking under it. There are certain rules you should follow if you want to make sure that you are getting the most out of your scents at all times. Let’s take a look at some of the do’s and don’ts of wearing fragrance
DO Apply Lightly to Pressure Points
You should always apply your perfume to the areas of your body which give off the most heat. For ladies, this includes the wrists and the décolletage while with men it could be the crooks of the elbows.
DON’T Crush the Scent
It is often common practice for someone to rub their wrists together after applying perfume. However, this will “crush” the scent, damaging the perfume molecules and making the fragrance overall less effective.
DO Test a New Perfume Before You Buy
If you have never bought a perfume before, you should always test it before you commit to buying it. You never know if it might have an ingredient which you are allergic to hidden away or it might just not smell very pleasant on your skin. Of course, you can always shop women’s fragrances online if you know exactly what you want to buy and you are confident that it will match you.
DON’T Buy Based on One Spritz
One spray of the perfume bottle might seem like enough to help you decide if you like a perfume but you should actually leave it a little longer. A fragrance is constructed from three layers (called notes) which become exposed one by one as time passes. Make sure you let the perfume settle onto your skin so you can see if all the notes suit you before you buy.
DO Apply to Freshly Washed Dry Skin
Perfume works best when sprayed directly onto clean dry skin. If you apply it as soon as you step out of the shower, you can guarantee beautiful scent to follow you all day. If you want to use lotions or scented shower gels, make sure that they compliment your choice of perfume.
DON’T Spray on Clothing
Perfume can be made from some pretty intense oils. The richer the perfume, the more careful you should be about where you spray it. For example, if you use Eau de Parfum, the oils in this could result in stains on your clothing; especially if you are wearing something like silk. Be very careful about where you spray a heavily concentrated perfume.
These are some of the do’s and don’ts you should follow when you are wearing perfume. Follow them and you will find that your perfume complements you and your personality and lasts on your skin exactly as long as you need it to. Take your time getting to know your fragrance and what the best ways to keep it smelling are. A scent is as personal to you as the clothes you wear or the music you listen to; you should learn how to look after it well.
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