When it comes to fragrance, everyone has their own special method of application: maybe you’re a “spray it in front of you and walk into it” kind of a guy or a diehard “rub it between your wrists” believer.
With so many varying opinions on the subject, it can be difficult to decipher fact from fiction — we think it’s time to dispel the rumors once and for all. Here is our list of fragrance application tips so you can get the most out of your favorite scents.
Tip #1: Spray It on Your Body, Not the Air
The popular method of spraying a bunch of perfume in the air and walking into it is unfortunately not the way to go — unless you like wasting money. Fragrance evaporates quickly in the air so you have to use significantly more product to get the same results as a simple spritz on bare skin.
Tip #2: Do Not Dab Your Wrists Together
While this myth has been spread far and wide, it’s actually dissipates the top notes which changes and dulls the scent. In other words, your scent will not last as long or smell as potent so it's best to break this routine.
Tip #3: Apply an Unscented Lotion Beforehand
With its high concentration of oil, lotion acts almost like a primer for your scent. The oilier the skin the more likely the aroma will carry throughout the day. Pro-tip: Find an oil-based lotion for the best results.
Tip #4: Spritz Immediately After a Shower
Similar to lotion, the moisture on the skin after a shower helps the scent seep into your skin. It’s also a great way to prevent staining your clothes with lingering oils from your Eau de Parfum. No more ruined shirts on our watch!
Tip #5: Spray Scents on Pulse Points Throughout the Body
A little bit of heat helps diffuse the heat across your entire body, so try placing your fragrance on different pulse points. These warm spots on our bodies include:
● Your wrists
● Inside your elbows
● Your neck
● Behind your knees
Give yourself a spritz in each of these areas or even try your ankles to let the scent disperse upwards for the day.
We hope that these eight helpful tips will take your Eau de Parfum experience to new heights — and leave you smelling great all day long. Now you just need to find your signature scent!