When you dab on your scent, you fully expect it to last all day, right? Sometimes that just doesn’t happen though, does it? Bet you didn’t know that there’s a little bit of science behind perfume application. It turns out that where you put it plays a role in how long it lasts. I’ve been doing it all wrong and maybe you have too. No matter! This list will revolutionize the way you apply your perfume. Spritz it on these spots and you’ll still be smelling wonderful at the end of the day. And that’s all we really want, isn’t it?
In addition to the traditional perfume spots, I like to put on small spritz in my hair. I actually spray it right above my head and let it settle into my hair. You won’t be washing your hair during the day and chances are you just leave it alone, so that makes it the perfect place to wear perfume. Every time someone walks past you, they’ll get a great whiff of your scent. Perfect!
According to the experts, this is a pulse point, which is where you want your perfume to be. As your heart beats, it activates the ingredients in your perfume, allowing them to waft around you during the day. You probably don’t want to spray perfume behind your ears because you’ll get way too much. Instead, put a small dab on your finger and tap it behind your ears.
Here’s another pulse point that you wouldn’t think of. The problem with your inner wrists is that when you wash your hands, you may be mistakenly washing some of the perfume away. By placing the perfume on your inner elbows instead, you get it on a pulse point where it can stay all day.
Maybe you wouldn’t think to perfume on your legs, but the backs of your knees is another pulse point that just makes sense. It’s especially great if you wear skirts because your scent will get a chance to work the room. But behind your knees is also great when you wear pants or shorts.
This is appropriate even if you are wearing perfume to the office or to a family brunch. The area between your breasts tends to get warm since it’s covered in clothes. This warmth activates your perfume, intensifying the scent and making it more noticeable to you and the people around you.
You probably tend to spritz perfume on your neck, but the experts say to move it down just a tad and spritz it right on the base of your throat. Again, this is a pulse point so the scent will naturally last longer there than it does on your neck. Place your fingers on your neck and move them down until you can feel your pulse. That’s where the perfume should go.
When the weather cools off, you can spritz a tiny bit of perfume on your scarf and it should last all day and right up until you wash it. Be careful putting perfume on clothing though because the oils can sometimes stain certain fabrics. If you decide to try this, spray the perfume into the air and then walk through it, which helps distribute the scent and keep it all from landing in the same place.
What’s your favorite perfume scent? Where do you wear it?
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