How to apply perfume: Tips by experts
Perfume holds a prestigious power. It is one of the few keys that can unlock and invite you into a memory, with one note transporting you to a specific place, event, person, or period of time. Perfume can, as a result, define you. It can become your signature, leaving an unwavering mark for people to remember you by.There's an art to applying perfume to make fragrance stay for longer.
Here are some tips on how to apply perfume correctly by perfumers and fragrance experts to preserve the integrity of your scent:
Do: Moisturize your skin
Apply moisturizer on your pulse points before spraying your perfume to make the scent last longer. The moisturizer holds the fragrance to your skin longer.
Tip: Apply unscented moisturizer so the fragrance of perfume does not mix with it.
Do: Apply Directly to the Skin
Keep fabric and clothing from obstructing your fragrance. The perfume smells best and lasts the longest when able to meld with the natural oils of your body.
Tip: To apply correctly, you should place one finger over the opening of the bottle and gently tip it upside down before dabbing the scent on your body.
Don't: Apply to Hair
An alcohol-based formula applied to hair can cause damage to hair. Don’t spritz directly onto your hair, as the alcohol in many perfumes can cause damage and dryness to hair.
Tip: In case you want some extra scent in your hair, you can spray it on your brush and run it through dry hair.
Do: Dab On Pulse Points
While applying perfume correctly, you want to hit all the right spots of your body. Applying perfume to your pulse points can help release scent throughout the day as fragrance reacts to heat. Try spritzing the nape of your neck, insides of your elbows, wrists, or the back of your knees.
Tip: Try dabbing your fragrance on pulse points. As your body heat will activate it throughout the day as a natural diffuser.
Don't: Rub Into Skin
In order to mix fragrance with your natural oils its necessary that it should sit on skin. When wrists are rubbed together, top notes will fade and evaporate.
Tip: Gently dab the fragrance on your skin to avoid any chemical reaction on your body.
Do: Apply to Clothing
Many people love to apply fragrance to clothing. But spraying a fragrance directly on clothing can be harmful to some fabrics.
Tip: Line your drawers with tissue paper that has been spritzed a few times and allow the scent to permeate the fabrics.
Do: Walk Through a Fragrance Cloud
Some perfume users love walking into a sprayed cloud before putting on clothes. This allows oneself to feel really immersed in the fragrance. This method prevents over-application. The majority of your fragrance needs to be placed on your body, and applying scent this way can be a romantic experience for the wearer.
Tip: Make sure that you’re using a biodegradable fragrance, as you never want to inhale fragrance, as traditional fragrance is a pollutant
By using these tips you can prime your fragrance to last as long as possible.