Perfume Application Tips

Whether you’ve put on too much perfume or just don’t know the best way to apply perfume, we’ve created a guide that will walk you through perfume application. Whether it’s a roll-on perfume or perfume oil, we have the tips to help you put on just the right amount of perfume in the right place!

Should you wear perfume if you will be outside?

Should you wear perfume if you will be outside?

Perfume and the outdoors have their advantages and disadvantages. The advantages are that you can wear perfumes that smell just like our favorite flowers, fruits, or even places. The downside to this is that wearing perfumes that are sweet and strong can cause a big problem. There are certain bugs and insects that find these scents particularly appealing.

Here are some tips and suggestions for perfume and the outdoors:

  • Sometimes when wearing perfumes in the outdoors can attract insects.
  • Try not to wear sweet perfumes when going to the outdoors since sweet odors attract bees and wasps.
  • If you are going to the park, picnic, or any outdoor activity try not wear strong perfumes and deodorants.
  • Wearing scented lotions and perfumes can attract mosquitoes as well. Instead use insect repellents.
  • If you are that type of person who can’t go out with out wearing perfume, then try wearing something very light and green, try Cristalle by Chanel and Relaxing by Shiseido .

How to apply perfume correctly

How to apply perfume correctly

Spraying perfume sounds like an easy thing to do. However you will be surprised that there are different ways to spray perfume so that you capture the scent on your skin. Spraying perfume in the right areas can make it last longer. Another interesting fact about spraying perfume is that when you spray perfume on your wrist, you should not rub it together otherwise the scent will dissolve and disappear.

Here are some helpful tips to spray perfume:

  • There are some body spray perfumes available that you can use as deodorants.
  • Spray perfume in the air like a cloud and walk through it.
  • You can spray perfume on a cotton ball and dab it in any area in your body where you want people to notice the scent.

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How to use a perfume atomizer

How to use a perfume atomizer

The Perfume Atomizer is a classic staple on every woman’s vanity. Did you know that they evolved from medical piece equipment? Doctors would use this to deliver medication to their patients through a medical mist. After that, their popularity started in the 1920’s. Although their growing trend did not continue, they are still admired by some of us. If you still use them or want to start using them, here are some tips for how to apply perfume atomizer and where to find them.

  • Perfume Atomizer are placed a top of the perfume bottles and they are squeezed to release a fine mist or scent.
  • You can spray the perfume into your pulse points just like you do with a regular perfume.
  • If you have a perfume bottle atomizer, you can fill it up with one of your favorite perfumes for use.
  • You can find these perfume atomizers online. They have a variety of decorative glass bottles and elegant sprayers.

Perfumes to wear in the outdoors

Perfumes to wear in the outdoors

Perfumes to wear in the outdoors sounded pretty complex to me at first. What exactly does it mean? Are there specific perfumes that you must wear only for the outdoors? Well, the answer to this is yes. There are many perfumes that we are probably not aware of that go well with the outdoors. Sometimes we wear perfumes that are not strong and right when we go to the outdoors, the scent gets lost or fades away.

Here are some tips and recommendation on perfumes to wear in the outdoors.

  • Issey Miyake perfume has an aquatic fragrance which smells like fresh water florals.
  • Promesse perfume is fragrance that contains a blend of bergamot, mandarin, orchid, blackberry, musk, sandalwood, amber and cedar.
  • Vera Wang perfume has a modern floral bouquet which goes well in the outdoors.
  • Fabulous by Morgan goes well in the outdoors with its wonderful scent of romantic florals and a hint of watery green notes.
  • Jaipur perfume for women contains a blend of melons, peaches and plums.
  • Sicuro fragrance is a great scent for the outdoors with its delicacy of floral and fruity mid notes.

All about roll-on perfumes

All about roll-on perfumes

I still remember when I was eight years old I used to have roll on glitter from Hello Kitty which I thought was very cool. I remember they were very popular and I bet that most of you owned one at some point during your childhood as well. Roll on perfumes are very common today. These perfumes are very convenient and efficient to carry around in our purses. They are easy to use and wont spill!

Here are some tips for you to take into consideration when using roll on perfumes.

  • Apply roll on perfume, like the Juicy Couture perfume roller ball, in short swipes on the desired area. Start with small amounts, because you can easily add more if it’s not enough.
  • You can use the same application idea for regular perfumes. Apply it to your pulse points.
  • There are also roll on perfumes that you can use for day time and night time. Try the captivating Givenchy Eau de Toilette Roll-On.
  • There are roll on perfumes that are non-alcohol for those who are allergic to perfumes. They are made from pure Perfume oils.
  • You can also maximize the roll-on perfume by layering with similar fragrances. Refer to the How to Layer Perfumes tip section for more information.

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How to get rid of the perfume smell

How to get rid of the perfume smell

We’ve all have made the mistake of accidentally putting on way too much perfume. There may have been a spray malfunction, a dropped bottle, or itchy trigger finger. But don’t obsess over your Obsession perfume mishap. Whatever the case, we can help! Before you head out the door to your important presentation or meeting, here are some quick and easy tips to help remove or lessen the noxious odor.

  • Baby Wipes: Use unscented baby wipes to get rid of the smell by wiping the areas where you applied perfume. Be sure to avoid delicate fabrics that may discolor or bleed.
  • Hand Sanitizer: Rub some unscented hand sanitizer into the area on the skin where you applied too much. This trick is strictly for skin only.
  • Baking Soda Paste: Make a paste form baking soda and water, and then apply it to the skin where perfume was sprayed.
  • Unscented hand lotion will also help remove the extra scent. Just rub a handful into the area of skin where you applied it for about a minute and then rise with water.
  • If all else fails, take a shower!

All about perfume oils

All about perfume oils

In early Middle Eastern civilizations, myrrh, cassian, musk, and amber were popular scents to wear and fill the air with. It was the Persian doctor and chemist Avicenna who first extracted oil from roses to create the ever popular rose water—a delicate and permeating fragrance. The difference between perfume and perfume oils is that perfume oils are highly concentrated extracts of flowers, plants, and spices. Perfumes that are primarily composed of alcohol and perfume oils are suspended in a much more viscous medium with allows the fragrance to waft through much longer and more delicately. Popular fragrant oils, such as grape seed and jojoba oils, also have moisturizing properties. This allows perfume oils to emanate a more constant scent as opposed to Eau de Toilettes or Eau de Parfums which change as the alcohol evaporates on the skin. You can purchase pure fragrant oil extracts at your local vitamin store or natural foods grocer.

  • Because perfume oils are all natural, it is important to store them in a cool, dry place with no direct sunlight.
  • Since perfume oils are highly concentrated, it is recommended that they be applied only to your pulse points rather than sprayed on. Most all natural, organic oil extracts come in dark glass containers with droppers making it easy to apply the right amount.
  • Pure uncut oils are not safe for direct application on the skin. Please be cautious when purchasing oil extracts as some are meant to be diluted before application.
  • If you enjoy taking a shower in the morning, you may rub a one or two drops of perfumed oil on your damp skin after you shower. This will not only make the first fragrance layer on your skin, but gives you a soothing and moisturizing effect as well.
  • Take a relaxing bath at night by dropping about 10 to 15 drops of fragrant oil extracts into your bath water (drop around 3-5 more drops if you have a slightly larger bathtub). This will leave a hint of fragrance in your body that will last until you wake up in the next morning.

When to apply perfume

When to apply perfume

Perfume has been around for centuries. Records dating back to 3000 BC reveal the Ancient Egyptians frequently incorporated perfume and incenses into their religious practices. It was one of the most highly exported items. On special occasions, large amounts of myrrh and oils were presented to royalties as gifts in ceremonies. Perfumes were (and still are) used to attract the opposite sex and ourselves. If you want to attract that man, then take a moment to go over these interesting tips for when to apply perfume.

  • If you want to apply another perfume the same day, try to wait until the first fragrance disappears from your skin. Otherwise you and people around you can’t appreciate the notes of the perfume if you mix them.
  • It’s very important that you apply perfume before you wear clothes and jewelry like mentioned in Where to Apply Perfume tips to avoid permanent stains.
  • Apply perfume right after you shower or bathe since pores tend to open up after and easily absorb the scent.
  • If you plan on going out at night, apply perfume on the nape of your neck. Applying perfume where you have a pulse so that body heat aids in emanating the scent.
  • For daytime apply perfume on your wrists, leg joints, and above your stomach.

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How much perfume to apply

How much perfume to apply

Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you feel like you have to wear a gas mask because someone’s perfume is so strong? It’s not very pleasant if you ask me. Wearing excessive perfume can be very uncomfortable and overwhelming for people who spend long periods of time in close contact with you (read: meetings, elevators, cars). Sometimes we become unaware of the scent of our own perfume and, in turn, begin to use more and more of it each day. This phenomenon is called sensory habituation. Our sense of smell quickly becomes fatigued and we don’t realize that the scent is still there and is unpleasantly strong for others. Don’t let this happen to you! Remember: when you go to crowded places there will be a large number of other scents floating in the air competing with each other. So be careful!

  • Blondes with lighter skin tones tend to have a dryer epidermis where as brunettes with darker skin tones tend to have an oilier epidermis. Fragrances last longer on oily skin, therefore, applying less perfume than normal is highly recommended for you brunettes out there.
  • For those with fairer skin, we recommend using a fragranced moisturizer rather than continually reapplying perfume for a longer lasting impression. The perfume oils tend to be absorbed by the skin this is why people with dry skin want to add a moisturizer. For a non-fragranced moisturizer, you might want to opt for Clinique CX soothing moisturizer.
  • When in public, people should not be able to smell your perfume from farther than an arm’s length away from your body. Sometimes this is referred to as the perfume bubble.
  • If you want your scent to last longer, but don’t want to apply too much, follow the How to Layer Perfumes Tip Section for useful tips.

Where to apply perfume

Where to apply perfume

Who has not seen a very attractive woman who is dressed up with her hair and makeup done, but her scent is not as pleasing as you thought it would be? This can happen to any woman who does not know where to apply perfume. There are tricks and ways on how to apply perfumes. Here are some tips on where to apply perfume so that you make a lasting impression.

  • The first thing to take into consideration is to apply your perfumes before you put on any clothing or jewelry.
  • There are five main areas on your body where you can apply your perfume; these are called the body’s pulse points: wrists, base of the throat, behind the ear lobes, the bend of elbows, and between the breasts (cleavage).
  • Try not wipe or rub together your wrists after applying the perfume since this may cause break down of the perfume scent.
  • Do not spritz perfume on your hair unless it is washed. Otherwise the natural oils of your hair may cause changes in the scent.
  • Since body heat rises you can also apply perfume behind your knees. This is great for a lasting impression.

Perfume in the workplace

Perfume in the workplace

The perfume you wear reflects your personality. So you may want to wear different perfumes on different occasions. You might want to go flirty with your fragrance when you are attending a pub party or you could go subtle for a formal lunch. Similarly, when you go to your workplace you will want to wear a perfume that projects a very professional you!

Many employees consider perfume or cologne a part of their professional attire. However, seldom do they consider the effects of the scent on their co-workers. If a scent is too strong or otherwise inappropriate, it has a negative impact on a productive work day. The Philosophy Amazing Grace perfume comes to the rescue! This perfume makes you smell and feel good, pampering your soul with a soft, subtle, lingering fragrance. This unique, feminine blend of soft, floral blossoms with a hint of light musk has an exceptionally clean smell, which is perfect for your workplace ambiance.

Another soft and intimate fragrance that is best suited with your professional attire is Donna Karan Cashmere mist. This fragrance, inspired by the soft, sensual feel of cashmere against your bare skin, is light enough to be worn all over your body all year long. Cashmere mist is intended to be smelled only by the wearer and those closest to her. Treat yourself to the exotic experience of cashmere from head to toe.

Wearing strong perfume at your workplace may make your colleagues uncomfortable. Your colleagues may be allergic to your perfume or may simply dislike the scent. As a courtesy, when wearing a fragrance to work, be sure to choose something soft and very subtle. Choose to wear stronger perfumes when you aren’t in enclosed areas with employees throughout the day. Check out the whole new range of fragrances for every occasion at Become.com.