What To Do If You Applied Too Much Perfume

Let’s be honest. This has happened to you before – you were so excited while prepping yourself for that party that in your zealousness, you didn’t notice that you have doused yourself with too much perfume until it’s too late. Now, instead of smelling amazing, the overpowering smell of your perfume is giving you a headache. What can you do? Don’t worry; we’ve got your back! Find out what you can do if you realized that you have applied too much perfume.

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How Do You Know You Have Applied Too Much Perfume?

Before we jump into what you can do to mitigate the situation, let’s find out how you can be positive that you’ve applied too much perfume. Since a high amount of perfume can trigger an allergic reaction, you’ll find yourself sneezing or feel a migraine coming on if you have spritzed yourself with too much.

When applying perfume, you should avoid using more than two sprays. The area that you spray should also dry quickly within seconds. Otherwise, you might be using too much! Since most fragrances last a long time, a little dab is usually all you need. If you’ve sprayed on too much, you can try the following:

Use Rubbing Alcohol

This is the quickest and cheapest method of fixing your perfume situation. Wet a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol and wipe the areas where you have applied the perfume. If you’re not at home, rubbing alcohol is available at every local pharmacy. Head to the nearest one now!

This hack also works well if you accidentally sprayed too much perfume on your clothes. However, you would have to take the chance that the rubbing alcohol might damage your favorite shirt or dress!

Use Baking Soda

This is a tried-and-tested method although it will take you some time. To use this hack, mix an equal amount of baking soda and warm water to make a paste. After that, apply the mixture to your skin. Wait for a few minutes, and then wash the paste off. The baking soda will absorb the perfume's oils and eliminate any excess scent.

Grab a Hair Dryer

Although this is an unconventional method, it works remarkably well. To use this hack, set your hair dryer to the highest setting and blow hot air directly into the afflicted skin regions. In a short period of time, the heat and circulation would have eliminated a startling amount of the excess perfume. This solution may also be used to remove any excess perfume applied on your clothing.

Shop Light Fragrances at Fragrance Lovers

If you find that your perfume smells too overpowering for you, perhaps it’s time to go for lighter fragrances. At Fragrance Lovers, we have one of the largest collections of high-quality light fragrances for both men and women. Our perfumes are 100% authentic so you can shop with peace of mind. You can also take our Scent Me quiz to learn more about your preferences. Based on your quiz results, our staff will curate a list of perfumes for you to try. Take the quiz to learn about your scent preference now!

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