Have you ever thought about how you properly apply perfume? Applying a perfume is a ritual and for many women it can incite nostalgia. Whether your mother or grandmother was a perfume wearer or you’re particularly attached to a certain scent, every woman has a distinct routine that she submits to when applying it, but are you doing it right?
There may not be a definite way to apply perfume, but there are steps you can take to ensure your fragrance will last. Here’s a few tips on perfume perfection:
- Apply perfume before you get dressed. Many women already know the key pulse points such as behind the ears and the wrists, however, there are a number of other areas that can be effective such as behind knees and in the crease of the elbow where the natural heat of the skin slowly releases the ingredients in the perfume
- The old spritz and rub technique actually damages the scent. Don’t rub your wrists together once applied as this can break down the notes of the scent
Many women believe that lotions, body gels, and mini atomisers are overkill, but layering a moisturizer or bath oil under your perfume can ensure a long-lasting scent. Moisturize your skin while damp and the product will fully absorb into the skin. Before dressing, spray your fragrance on the pressure points mentioned above and let it dry naturally.
- Beyond application techniques, storage and expiration dates are factors we seldom think of when applying perfume. You can tell if your perfume has seen better days because the top notes begin to smell sharp, rather than fresh. As a rule, a fragrances should last about a year but as many women constantly change their fragrances, you should keep an eye out for any changes in the scent. You will get the most wear our of your fragrance if you store it right. Perfume shouldn’t be left where it can be affected by sunlight as the heat can damage the ingredients.
Are you a spritz and rub type of girl or do you subscribe to the pre-teen favorite application style of spraying into the air and dancing your way through the flying particles?