The Right Way To Apply Perfume

Perfume is a powerful tool that can enhance your personal style and leave a lasting impression. However, applying perfume correctly is essential to ensure that you get the most out of your fragrance. In this blog post, we will explore the proper techniques for applying perfume to make it last longer and smell its best.

Why is it important to apply perfume correctly?

Properly applying perfume not only ensures that you smell great but also helps the fragrance last longer. When applied correctly, perfume interacts with your body's natural oils and heat, allowing the scent to develop and linger throughout the day.

Where should you apply perfume?

When it comes to applying perfume, it's important to target specific areas of your body where the fragrance will last longer. These areas are known as pulse points, where the blood vessels are closer to the skin's surface, generating more heat and intensifying the scent. The most common pulse points to apply perfume include:

  • Wrists: Apply perfume to both wrists, but avoid rubbing them together as it can break down the fragrance.
  • Neck: Lightly spritz perfume on your neck, focusing on the back of your neck and the area behind your ears.
  • Chest: Apply perfume to your chest, as it allows the fragrance to rise and surround you.
  • Inside elbows: The inside of your elbows is another pulse point that can hold fragrance well.
  • Behind knees: Apply perfume behind your knees for a subtle and long-lasting scent.

How should you apply perfume?

Now that you know where to apply perfume, let's discuss the proper technique for application:

  1. Start with clean, moisturized skin: Perfume adheres better to clean, moisturized skin. So, make sure to apply perfume after showering and moisturizing.
  2. Hold the bottle at a distance: Hold the perfume bottle about 5-7 inches away from your body to ensure an even distribution of the fragrance.
  3. Spray, don't rub: Instead of rubbing the perfume into your skin, simply spray it on the desired pulse points and let it dry naturally. Rubbing can alter the scent and cause it to fade more quickly.
  4. Less is more: Remember, perfume should be discovered, not announced. Start with a light application and gradually build up if desired.
  5. Avoid spraying on clothing: Perfume can stain or damage certain fabrics, so it's best to apply it directly to your skin.

When should you apply perfume?

The best time to apply perfume is right after you shower and moisturize. The dampness of your skin helps lock in the fragrance, allowing it to last longer. Additionally, applying perfume before getting dressed ensures that it doesn't transfer onto your clothing.

It's also worth noting that perfume can be reapplied throughout the day, especially if you notice the scent fading. However, be mindful of your surroundings and those who may be sensitive to strong fragrances.

By following these tips on how to properly apply perfume, you can make the most of your favorite fragrance and leave a lasting impression wherever you go. Remember, a little goes a long way, so embrace the art of subtlety when it comes to perfume application.


*Please note while Whiskey & Woof is shifting, we will resume shipping out scented products in April 2024 and will always be here to give scent tips. We are a lifestyle brand and that lifestyle is fabulous.  Wishing you good scents, Coco

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