I find it always exciting to wear perfumes, especially if it’s my signature perfume, however, wearing it correctly will enhance the scent and make it last longer:
There is no single way to wear a perfume, but to ensure lasting effect of the fragrance on your body, its recommended that the scent should be applied to pulse points of your body that release heat, as heat can help to intensify the fragrance. First, choose the perfume based on your personal taste and how long you would like it to last, check our seclections (for example, eau de toilette last fewer hours than Eau de parfum, which contains a higher concentration of perfume oil). Generally, we normally try the perfume by spraying it on a piece of cardboard paper to smell the scent. However, beware: the final effect will be different once applied to your body, because of the skin's PH. Therefore, it is recommended to test it on your wrist to experience the true potential of the scent.
There are three types of perfume notes: Top notes, are those perceived immediately, but vanishes in a short period of time, Middle notes, and Base notes, both develop after 10/15 minutes and have a longer duration.
What are the right places to apply perfume?
Perfumes should be sprayed (in moderation) at a distance of 15 cm or more according to the intensity, and directly on the skin, at points, where the epidermis is the warmest, such as on the wrists, neck, behind the ears, in the crook of the elbows and behind the knees.
Once sprayed, it should not be rubbed, as its often done after applying it to the wrists, because this gesture alters the fragrance. After use, the perfume should be stored in a cool, dry place, away from heat and sunlight sources.
Apply your scent to these pulse areas of your body;
Belly button: It is certainly the most important point and the least common one. Frédéric Malle, the inventor of the well-known Portrait of a Lady fragrance & Elizabeth Barrial, aperfumer at Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab, also recommend the novelty to spray perfumes on your belly button to it make it last longer, but do not overdose the quantity.
The inner of your elbows: Being an area in constant movement, it generates a lot of heat, which makes it a very good point of the body to apply your perfumes.
Behind the knee: Suitable for women, this part is also in constant motion throughout the day and generates a lot of heat. The scent from below will gradually rise upwards as the hour's pass. Marta Marzotto recommended this point, especially in summer when wearing a dress.
Ankle: For both men and women, by rubbing with socks or directly with shoes, it generates heat.
Lower part of the breast: It were very common for women in the middle Ages to apply perfume to their lower part of breasts. Might be something to consider, especially for those who are not breastfeeding.
Wrists: Certainly, everyone knows about this area. The rule is to avoid rubbing your wrists together, as that will help to destroy the aroma molecule. Resist spraying the perfume on the back of your hand (too dry) or on your palm (too wet). If you wear bracelet or a watch, avoid spraying perfume on them as some perfumes can change by interacting with metals or change the color of your accessories.
Behind the ears: This hot spot, the veins are very close to the skin surface, which make it ideal to apply some perfume there.
Hair: Hair is an excellent carrier of the fragrance but avoid spraying it closely, maintain at least 20 cm away from your hair. Usually, the hair traps the scent and releases it with every movement, however, be careful not to use aggressive perfumes on your hair, as it could damage or dry out your hair. A trick to use is spraying the scent on your brush, then pass on to your hair.
Clothes: Its recommended to spray it on the inside of your clothes so that your body heat releases its essence slowly once you wear them. It’s necessary to maintain at least 20 cm when spraying to avoid leaving unwanted spots on your cloth.
Its best to spray on shirt's collar, the inside of a coat and the inside of a sweater in winter is an excellent expedient since the scent remains trapped in the fibers and the heat from the body amplifies the effect. Furthermore, it is advisable to spray the perfume on clothes rather than on the skin to avoid any skin reaction or allergies. Some areas of your body are not recommended, such as your neck, especially for some people with sensitive skin, as it could cause allergies and redness. Besides the body, there are other ways of spraying the perfume. In summary, your perfume application becomes a nuisance if it does not attract people but rather chase them away, so ensure make the right selection of your scent, apply it correctly, and avoid overdosing the scent.