Perfume is a powerful tool for self-expression and enhancing our personal style. Whether you prefer floral, fruity, or woody scents, choosing the right fragrance and applying it correctly can make all the difference in how it smells and how long it lasts. We will explore the best places to put perfume on your body, how to layer fragrances, and tips for making your perfume last all day.
- Pulse Points
Pulse points are areas on your body where your veins are closest to the skin’s surface, which makes them warmer and helps to diffuse the scent of your perfume, especially the heavier molecules, e.g. coumarin. The most common pulse points to apply perfume are the wrists, neck, and behind the ears. However, there are many other pulse points on the body that can be used, such as the inside of the elbow, behind the knees, and on the décolletage.
When applying perfume to pulse points, it’s important to use a light hand and not to rub the fragrance into your skin. This can cause the fragrance molecules to break down and change the scent. Instead, simply spray or dab the perfume onto the pulse point and let it dry naturally.
Our hair can be a great place to put perfume because it holds onto fragrance molecules longer than our skin does. However, it’s important to use caution when applying perfume to your hair, as some fragrances can dry out or damage your hair. It’s also important not to spray perfume directly onto your hair, as this can cause the fragrance to become too concentrated and overpowering.
To apply perfume to your hair, simply spray a small amount of fragrance onto a hairbrush or comb and run it through your hair. You can also spray perfume onto a cotton ball or tissue and tuck it into your hair, or mist the fragrance onto a scarf or hat.
Clothes are another great place to put perfume, as they can hold onto the fragrance for longer periods of time than our skin does. However, it’s important to be careful when applying perfume to clothes, as some fabrics can be stained or damaged by certain fragrances.
To apply perfume to your clothes, simply hold the fragrance bottle away from the fabric and mist it lightly. It’s best to apply perfume to clothes that are made from natural fibers, such as cotton or wool, as synthetic fabrics can hold onto the fragrance in a different way and may not diffuse the scent as well.
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