Perfumes have existed in the history of mankind for thousands of years. Some sources claim that they are over 4000 years old at least.
Although they have a long-standing record of their existence, most people could not afford scents in ancient times due to their expensive nature. Even today, many perfumes are significantly costly and beyond the reach of a regular household. There are more affordable perfumes available today to make them affordable for all.
People often use fragrances to make a remarkable impression when they meet someone new for a date, a business meeting, etc. Anybody can have a stunning first impression when the aroma of their signature fragrance spreads around the room. Yes, we all have one such memory where we looked around to check who was wearing a mesmerising perfume. It is a common belief that every spray from the magic bottle is aromatic. However, it may not be the fact. While it is probable that your scent might be fragrant, it will not have the desired impact unless you use the perfume correctly. Some fragrances have impeccable silage and longevity.
On the other hand, other fragrances might not possess those features. They might only remain on your skin. It is why we often fail to smell the scent on our body even though the odour was strong when we initially applied it.
Although people have used fragrances for an extended period of time, many people have not mastered the art of applying perfume correctly.
Today, we are going to learn about the proper application of fragrances.
1. Time your spritz correctly.
An essential aspect of applying your perfume is the timing. Although the timing is ignored by everyone regularly, the correct timing of spraying your fragrance is vital. Whenever you want your scent to last for an extended period of time, you need to keep the timing in mind. For instance, you should apply your perfume after you had a bath or a shower. The moisture on your body will help retain the smell. Likewise, you should use your fragrance if you go for an evening walk or a morning jog. The sweat will aid in keeping the odour as it is also a type of moisture.
Also, it would be best for you to consider carrying a small bottle of your perfume in your bag or the glove compartment of your car. It is ideal to reapply the scent in the afternoon after your lunch break as the strong odour of the food might linger on your clothes. Plus, you can avoid being smelly if you sweat a lot in your workplace.
2. Selecting the prime location to spray your perfume
Spraying a lot of perfume on your clothes will not make them last longer. It is a myth. There are specific locations on your body where you should apply your fragrance to have the desired long-lasting effect. The locations are the inside of your elbows, behind your ears, behind your knees, inside your wrists, and under your neck. It may seem odd, but these are the places where your blood vessels are closest to your skin. So, they radiate a lot of heat, which allows the aromatic molecules to diffuse quickly and retain the smell longer.
3. Rubbing perfumes is not ideal.
Many people have the misconception that rubbing the perfume will keep it on their bodies longer. However, such an act usually causes the scent to disperse in the air. So, you might get terrific silage out of it, but the longevity is drastically affected. It would be perfect to wait for at least ten seconds so that the aromatic molecules are diffused by your body heat. Later, you can dab on your body parts. As a result, the scent will last longer.
4. Apply perfume on your hair.
While the body parts have been mentioned previously, your hair is a great place to apply your signature perfume. However, do not go berserk and apply it directly to your hair. Direct application can cause the alcohol in the fragrance to dry on your hair. It will damage your hair in the long run. Instead, you should apply fragrance on your comb, wait for a couple of seconds for the alcohol to evaporate, and then comb your hair.
5. Too much perfume is headache-inducing.
Most people are often tempted to empty their perfume bottles when they are going out for an important occasion, such as a date, business meeting, anniversary, corporate event, etc. The application of excessive perfume is strongly undesirable. Others frown upon people who do that. Excessive fragrance makes others uncomfortable due to the potent aura.
Moreover, some people are allergic to perfumes, which will force them to avoid you. Needless to say, the excessive application is just a waste of your perfume and money. You should apply your scent in the correct place with the appropriate amount to make an impression.
6. Apply perfume to your clothes.
On extremely humid and hot days, you are likely to sweat profusely. So, your body will not retain your scent due to excessive moisture. As a result, it would be ideal to apply your perfume to your clothes instead. Beware! The fragrances with a darker tone of liquid might damage delicate fabrics or cause stains on your light coloured clothes.
7. Get the bundle to maximise the effect.
Most fragrances are sold individually and in bundles. For instance, your signature fragrance might be sold in a bundle pack of shower gel, body lotion, and perfume. So, you should plan on getting the entire bundle instead of the scent only.
Why? It is because you will use three layers of fragrance on your body before going out. For example, you will use shower gel during your shower. Then, you will apply body lotion to moisturise your skin. Afterwards, you will put the perfume on your body. The triple layering will maximise the impact of your fragrance.
So far, we have learnt the correct usage and application of our desired perfume to magnify the smell. Hopefully, it will help all perfume lovers in their daily lives.