Do you wonder how to get the most out of your favourite perfume scent to be stunningly fragrant all day long? Do you know that a good perfume is determined not only by its aroma and durability but also by your ability to “wear” it properly?
It doesn’t matter if your perfume is expensive or cheaper, it should be treated wisely. In this article, you will learn interesting secrets from the perfume world – how to make the most of your perfume, how to extend the life of your fragrance and how to properly store the sweet-smelling content in the small beautiful bottle.
I have prepared you some useful information below, so keep reading…
How to Choose the Right Fragrance?
Choosing the right perfume to reflect your personality and temperament usually happens intuitively. The sensation that perfume brings us plays a major role in our choice.
When choosing your fragrance, first apply the perfume to your wrist rather than the ordinary paper slips available in stores and wait a few hours. Only then you will understand how the consistency of the aroma interacts with your skin and how it changes in the process of evaporation. You will also find out how long the scent you choose lasts. Then you can judge whether the perfume is right for you.
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You should be aware that sometime after the third or fourth perfume, when testing fragrances, your nose can no longer distinguish aromas and begins to “get confused”. For this, the stores are provided with a box full of coffee beans. They help the sense of smell to recover and again accurately distinguish odours.
P. S: Testing too many different perfumes can cause headaches.
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Another thing to consider when choosing a perfume is the occasion and the season. During the day and the warmer months of the year, you should bet on lighter scents, while in the colder months you can opt for a more intense perfume.
Where to Apply?
Directly on skin. The most commonly used method of applying perfume is directly on the skin in the pulsating spots of the body, such as the wrists, neck and behind the knees. Many blood vessels pass close to the skin in these places and thus the heat and blood flow convey the aroma.
Another tip is to rub some vaseline into these pulsating points. Both fat and moisture contribute to the lasting effect of the perfume. On this way, it will stick to the vaseline and the aroma will be felt for a longer time.
You will smell divinely all day long, and the people around you will be amazed at the richness of your scent with this easy and effective trick.
On clothes. Very often, people spray their perfume directly on clothes, but be careful if you do, because many of the fragrances cause damage, leaving stains. I have read in some sources that the scent does not last that long, but fabrics like cotton, wool and flax retain the odours.
I personally do it. I like to spray my perfume on my fluffy jacket in winter. The aroma is felt for days, but it is not necessary to take this in mind.
On hair. You can “braid” the scent in your hair by spraying your brush. It is not advisable to put perfume directly into your hair as some ingredients can adversely affect it.
You will enhance the effect of the fragrance on yourself and others around you with this simple trick. However, it is important after spraying your comb with perfume to wait awhile before using it to allow the alcohol to evaporate. This will eliminate its harmful effect on the hair.
In a non-flavoured body lotion. Another thing you can do is add some drops from your favourite perfume to a bottle of pure body lotion. It is a cheap and easy way to get a splendid lotion enriched with your favourite scent.
If you use several products daily such as perfume, body lotion, deodorant, etc., it is advisable to bet on products that are of the same series or have similar scents. It is not advisable to have different scents that do not correspond to the main scent of the perfume and mix with it.
No rule determines exactly how much perfume to put on yourself. But you don’t want to “strangle” the people around you, do you? You also hardly want to lose the aroma by putting in a small amount at any time.
Consider the perfume type. When it comes to the application amount, you must consider the intensity of the aroma. Some scents are too strong and intrusive. They should not be overused. Another factor is the type whether it is EDP, EDT or EDF.
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The key is usually in 2-3 sprays depending on how concentrated the perfume is. Some fragrances only need one spray to smell a long time. EDT and EDF fade faster and do not have such a lasting aroma.
In general, you should not forget that after a while you may not feel your perfume because at some point you get used to it, but that does not mean others around you do not feel it. So don’t overuse it.
If you want to freshen up the aroma, you can lightly moisten with water the places you have scattered. This will revive the aroma again.
Consider the skin type. Skin type is an important factor to consider when it comes to the amount of perfume to put on. The drier your skin is, the more amount you have to apply and the opposite.
Each Fragrance Has its Own Time
Fragrances and occasions. As for daytime, it is advisable to use lighter scents. Strong, memorable aromas are more appropriate for evening meetings and special occasions.
Fragrances and seasons. You probably know that temperature influences how perfume is perceived. Hot weather, for example, enhances the aroma of perfume notes, and cold weather requires a longer period for their evaporation. That is why it is very important to take into account the seasons when you decide on buying perfume.
The scents smell longer in warmer months, mainly because your skin is more hydrated this season. So it’s always wiser to reach for lighter perfumes for the summer months and bet on heavier fragrances for the colder period.
Diversify. After wearing a certain perfume for too long, the body gets used to its aroma and it combines with the body chemistry so well that somehow it becomes a little hard to sense..
Get your perfumes from different perfume groups – the secret to being irresistible in a unique way, depending on the season, particular occasion, or even your mood!
What About the Storage?
Perfumes have a long life, but inappropriate storage can significantly shorten it.
The first signal is the colour change. Sometimes the perfume darkens or a milk layer forms in the liquid.
Another obvious way of recognizing that a perfume is unfit is by changing scent. Some perfumes start to smell like alcohol or just lose their strength.
- Keep your perfume away from direct sunlight because it impairs the quality.
- Store your perfume at a constant temperature and away from moisture.
- Keep perfumes in their original bottles. Remember that they are specifically designed to protect them in the best possible way.
Take good care of your perfumes, so you can enjoy their quality over the years!