Men and women wear perfumes for the same reason. Perfumes make an individual smell amazing and allow them to create a good first impression of themselves. In this sense, perfumes can be a great confidence booster. However, if you do not choose the right scent or wear it correctly, perfumes can end up working against you. To make the most of your perfume, follow these simple dos and don’ts to make sure that you are wearing perfumes correctly. Let’s get started!
Do: Apply Perfumes Right after a Shower
After a relaxing shower, your skin is moist, and fragrance can be locked in for a much longer time. Yes, you heard that right! The dewy skin you get from the shower actually helps to lock in fragrance so you can smell better for a longer period of time.
Don’t: Rub your wrists together after applying perfume on each wrist
This is a common mistake that many people make when applying perfume. When you rub your wrists together, the top notes of the perfume will be activated quickly, causing the perfume to evaporate at a much faster rate. Instead of rubbing your wrists together, dab them lightly against each other.
Do: Moisturize Your Skin Before Applying Fragrances
As we mentioned earlier, moisturized skin can help to lock in fragrances for a longer period of time. So, before you spritz your favorite perfume on your pulse points, remember to rub some moisturizer onto your skin to make the scent last longer.
Don’t: Wear Perfumes with Scent or Color Changes
If you noticed that your perfume has changed in color, always check that the scent of the perfume has not been altered. If your perfume smells metallic and sour, it probably means that your perfume has passed its expiration date. In this case, you shouldn’t use it anymore — throw it out!
Do: Wear Perfumes on Your Pulse Points
Spraying perfume onto your pulse points can help make your scent last longer. The pulse points include your wrists, the inside of your elbows, your neck, below your midriff, behind your knees, and on your calves and ankles.
Don’t: Place Your Perfumes in the Bathroom
To keep your perfumes in good condition, you should store them somewhere cool and dark. Never keep perfumes in the bathrooms as the humidity there will alter the scent of your perfume. Keep your fragrances in a cool, dry cupboard to help retain their scents. Remember that any sudden or sharp changes in humidity and temperature can cause your perfume to react negatively.
Do: Take Your Time When Making a Purchase
Many of us rush into making a decision when it comes to buying a fragrance. The truth is that you should take some time to discover the true scent of the perfume that you are trying out. After spraying it on yourself, take at least 20 minutes for the perfume to settle and dry before smelling it. The first scent you smell is known as the top note and will disappear after just a few minutes. If you find that you still love the scent of the perfume on your skin 20 minutes later, you can ring up your purchase.
Do: Learn about Your Likes and Dislikes
Try out as many perfumes as you can to find out which scent you like or dislike. To learn more about your scent preferences, you can take the Scent Me quiz and receive a curated list of perfume scents you can try based on your preferences.