We have found out how to get the most out of your signature scent.
Getting just the right amount of perfume is a challenge for most of us. Put on too much, and your scent will enter the room before you do. Put on too little, and you might as well have saved your money on that French fragrance. So, how to apply to make it last all day?
Apply to Hydrated Skin
The best time to apply perfume is right after the shower. Not only is your skin free of dirt, it is also warm and damp creating the optimum conditions to fully absorbing any product, including your perfume.
Don’t Distort Your Scent
Avoid accidentally altering your signature perfume by minimizing the use of scented body washes and lotions. Or better yet, stop using them. These products risk making your perfume come off as too sweet, too intense, or possibly even sour. Leave your skin free of other fragrances, and your perfume will do its best work.
Put on Pulse Points
The fact that women look so demure gently spritzing their wrists and neck with perfume, isn’t the only reason it’s been a beauty tradition. Your neck, wrists, and other pulse points emit more heat than other parts of your body. And that heat activates and maximizes your perfume.
Dab, Don’t Rub
You should avoid spritzing and rubbing for two reasons. First, rubbing your wrists together can dull top notes. Secondly, it mixes the perfume vigorously with your natural oils, which can change the way it smells.
Wear the Right Amount of Fragrance
If you’ve wondered why some perfumes that smell almost identical but are named and priced differently, you will be interested to know that these naming conventions indicate different levels of fragrance concentrations. The most concentrated is Perfume, second most, Eau de Perfume, third, Eau de Toilette, and least concentrated is Eau de Cologne. The more concentrated it is, the longer you can expect its scent to last. There is no magic amount to wear, however as a rule of thumb, two spritzes directly to skin should always be plenty.