Perfume shopping can be daunting, especially if you´re not completely sure what you are looking for. Most people actually have one favorite, or a couple of favorites, and stick with that for years and years. However, choosing a perfume is one thing, the right way of applying your perfume is another. You might wonder now what the fuss is about because applying perfume is easy right? Just spray and dab a bit and that’s it, ready to go. But actually, there are some tips that can help you get the most out of your perfume. Here are our 5 must-know tips for applying perfume like a pro:
1. Use Vaseline to make the perfume last longer
By rubbing Vaseline on your pulse points before spraying your perfume on it, you will make the scent last much longer. The cream, since it’s occlusive, will make sure the fragrance is on your skin and therefore the smell will be stronger for a longer time instead of when you spray the perfume directly onto dry skin.
2. Time your perfume spraying right
The perfect moment to apply your fragrance is right after taking a shower and before you are getting dressed. Because of the moisture on your skin, the scent will be locked in. This will not only help the fragrance last longer, but it will also prevent it from staining your favorite clothes or jewelry.
3. Don’t rub your wrists together after spraying
Somehow a lot of people think they should rub their wrists together after spraying their perfume on and to dab the fragrance from one wrist to another or from your wrist to your neck etc. However, the rubbing makes the top notes disappear faster than intended and this results in the scent fading much earlier.
4. Target specific points for spraying your perfume
If you want the scent of your fragrance to last longer, you should choose a few specific points and spray your perfume there. These are so-called warm areas and that will help diffuse the perfume across your entire body and thereby keep the scent longer. The pulse points and warm areas you should target (but, pick a few, don’t do all of them at once!) are your wrists, inside your elbows, your neck, below your midriff, behind your knees and on your ankles and calves.
5. Spraying in the air
If you want to have a lighter scent, you should spray the fragrance in the air and then slowly walk into the mist. This way the fragrance will spread evenly over your body and it will have you smell just with a hint of perfume for occasions when you might not want to smell too strong.
With these 5 tips, you will be applying perfume like a pro from now on. However, there are some other handy tips and trick when it comes to your favorite perfumes. For example, did you know that if you want your fragrances to last longer, you shouldn’t store them in the bathroom or other damp, warm places? Because heat, light and humidity can actually break down your cologne and thereby lessen the quality of the perfume. So instead of storing them in the bathroom, store your perfumes in cool, dry spots and away from windows.
Finally, if you want to use perfume on your hair, don’t spray a fragrance (especially not when it’s alcohol-based) directly onto your hair because this will dry it out. Instead, spray the perfume on your hairbrush before brushing your hair with it. This will leave your hair lightly scented but without damaging it.