Tips on How to Wear Perfume Correctly

Coco Chanel said that a woman should wear perfume wherever she would like to be embraced. Now, finding the right perfume is no easy task, as you need to find a fragrance that matches your personality and body chemistry. For example, if you are a very anxious person, stress will cause you heart to beat faster and this may contribute to changing your body chemistry and making your chosen fragrance smell different from it does on someone else.

Most people ignore that perfume should be applied in a certain way in order for it to release its scent. The following tips will teach you how to properly wear perfume and enchant everyone with your scent.

If you have dry skin…

Use a moisturising cream or lotion daily. Apply it to your face, neck, hands, elbows and wrists. Remember that even the most concentrated perfumes don’t last long on dry skins, so you will have to keep your skin moist.

Oiler skins…

Usually hold fragrances for longer as opposed to drier ones. If you fall into this category, you may use less concentrated (and more affordable) products, such as eau de cologne, which contains 2 to 5% of perfume diluted with alcohol and water or eau de toilette, which contains 4 to 10% of pure perfume oil.

If you have short hair…

Spray a small amount on your roots.

If you have long hair…

Scent your ends so the perfume will disperse evenly and leave a trail.

Natural materials…

Like cotton, linen, cashmere and silk enhance any perfume, so spray a small amount on your cotton shirts and woollen scarves before going out.

Synthetic materials…

on the other hand, are not usually breathable and cause their wearers to sweat a lot. When sweat comes in contact with perfume, whatever it is, it usually gives off an unpleasant odour so you might want to avoid perfuming your clothes if they are made of synthetic fibres such as nylon or polyester.

Don’t use the same fragrance for a long time

or the sensory cells situated in your nasal cavity will get used to it and you will end up being unable to smell it. In such cases, people tend to wear more perfume than they usually do, ignoring the fact that everyone else around them can smell it.

Elizabeth Taylor

Apply your favourite fragrance to your pulse points

Wondering where they are? Simple. They are the warmest and moistest parts of your body (your chest, cleavage, neck, knees, wrists, temples and behind your ear lobes). Cloud of scent? Many prefer spraying a mist of perfume to then walk through it. That way, not only will you waste a lot of perfume, most of the fragrance will remain in the air instead of landing on your skin.