You may think there’s no wrong way to apply the perfume, as long as you manage to spritz it on your body you’re good. Well, unfortunately, you’re mistaken. Applying your perfume correctly will ensure your fragrance lingers for a longer stretch of time on your body, making you smell fresh all day long. Here are some tips on how to apply your scent the right way.
1. Don’t rub your wrists together
One of the main mistakes we’ve noticed people make when applying their perfumes is that they tend to rub their wrists together after spritzing. This is a mistake that will raise the hair on professional perfumer’s heads. When you rub the fragrance in, you’re not letting the perfume to naturally settle and mature on your body which can mess with the top notes. Also, rubbing creates friction, heating up your skin which speeds up the evolution of the perfume’s notes. Also, this makes it fade out quickly. So, to conclude – if you want your perfume to last long and stay true to itself, you should just spritz it on and leave it be.
2. Storage matters
If you like to display your perfume bottles, decorating your room with the most intricate bottles, you’ve been wrong the entire time. Fragrance bottles which are exposed to light tend to have their formulation a bit scrambled, making them smell different than what you felt in store. Also, if you’re someone who keeps their perfume in their bathroom, you should probably stop doing that. Hot and steamy showers dampen and heat up the scent which can make it go bad quite quickly. The best way to store your perfumes is in a dark, dry place. If you’d like to get a new scent you’ll be sad you can’t display, go through this Eau des Merveilles Eau de Toilette Review, its heavy notes are perfect for the fall season.
3. Don’t forget to moisturize
Moisturizing your skin isn’t just something you should do when you feel completely crusty and dry. Daily lotioning can ensure your skin is soft and healthy. Another benefit of having perfectly moisturized skin is that your perfume will undeniably last longer on it. The fragrant molecules will lock into your skin if there’s some dampness to hold on to. You may even put some vaseline on your pulse points before you spritz. Another tip is to douse yourself in your favourite scent right after you get out of the shower, when your body is still relatively wet. You may also spray some in front of you and walk through it. This will ensure your entire body is covered in your favourite scent, but you’ve also had soft, wet skin to lock it in.
4. Spray your clothes and hairbrush
Perfume isn’t only reserved for your wrists and neck. You may spray it wherever, but having it on your clothes and hair too will make sure you keep smelling fresh throughout the day. It is important to note that you probably shouldn’t spray the fragrance on fabrics which are easily stained, like silk. Also, just to be sure, you’re probably better off not applying your perfume on lighter coloured fabrics. When you put the fragrance on your clothes, it’s bound to smell a tiny bit different than on your skin. This is because perfumes react to the pH of our skin, and the pH of your T-shirt is, needless to say, quite different. On the other hand, another great idea is to apply some perfume on your hairbrush, so that you may evenly distribute the scent through your locks. By following these tips, your perfume will follow you all day long.