This Is How to Apply Perfume the Right Way

Apply Perfume the Right Way

Did you know that the first perfume was made thousands of years ago? Scented fragrances back then were expensive to acquire, and wearing perfume was a sign of nobility.

Nowadays, perfume scents are much more accessible to everyday people. While you may have been wearing perfume for years or even decades, did you know that you might have been applying perfume incorrectly?

Keep reading to learn how to apply perfume to achieve the best result possible.

On Your Skin

One of the easiest methods of perfume application is directly onto your skin. However, there are some do’s and don’ts to keep in mind.

Never rub the perfume into your skin. This rubs the scent into your skin too quickly, changing how it smells and keeping it from lasting throughout the day.

Instead, spritz the perfume lightly onto your skin and let it settle. Avoid rubbing the area where it was applied to allow it to mix slowly with the oils in your skin.

If possible, apply your perfume immediately after showering or after moisturizing. At these times, your pores are most open, and the moisture in your skin will hold onto perfume scent longer than dry skin will.

Since perfume is designed to interact with your skin’s natural fragrance and warmth, focus your perfume on your pulse points (wrists, neck, and behind your ears are great options). This helps release the fragrance of your perfume more quickly than on other points of your body.

Fragrance Cloud

Some people prefer to create a cloud of perfume to walk through rather than apply it to their skin. If this is you, there are also some things you’ll want to keep in mind.

First, confirm what kind of perfume you’re using. If it has ingredients that could damage your furniture, carpeting, or clothing, use a different perfume or change to a different application method. If it’s alcohol-based, avoid spraying where it will get into your hair, as this can dry out and damage your hair.

Finally, don’t be afraid to spray on your clothing instead of in the air. As long as the kind of perfume won’t stain or damage your clothing, you’ll get the same effect while using less product.

Make it Last

Once you find the best perfume for you, you want to stretch out the bottle as long as possible. Particularly if the perfume price was anything higher than a bargain rate, you want to make sure you can use the entire bottle without the scent turning.

Your storage method is key here. Keep your perfume in a cool, dark place to preserve its scent. A dresser drawer, jewelry box, or vanity storage are great options for keeping your perfume safe and smelling the way it was intended.

How to Apply Perfume: Try it Today

Use these tips on how to apply perfume to upgrade your perfume skills. Whether you spray your perfume scents on your skin or into the air around you, focus on light application and proper storage of your perfume to get the best, longest-lasting application possible.

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