How To Apply Fragrance

  • Apply perfume right after taking a shower. The moisture on your skin will help lock in the scent. FYI: Dry skin doesn't hold perfume as well as oily skin does. So layer on an unscented body oil to add a glow, and then apply your perfume—it'll hold the scent better and you'll have to reapply less often.

 

  • Apply perfume after using an unscented body oil & unscented lotion. -Use an unscented lotion before applying perfume. Massage a bit of unscented lotion on your skin before you spritz on your perfume. Like I said, oilier skin retains fragrance longer, so using an oil-based moisturizer first will help lock in the scent. The ointment holds the fragrance to your skin longer than if you were to spray it onto dry skin.

 

  • Don’t Rub your wrists together after applying perfume. Don’t dab the fragrance on your wrists after spraying. If you rub your wrists together, you’ll force the scent to disappear faster than intended—aka your fragrance won’t last as long.

 

  • Spray at a distance. Avoid spritzing too close to the skin when applying fragrances. Experts suggest holding the fragrance or cologne at a 15cm distance away from the skin. Spray it and let the perfume cloud strike your skin. The perfume will surely last longer with this method of application.

 

  • When you spray too close to your skin, the for the first few seconds, you can only smell ethanol because it didn't get the chance to get evaporated. Also, since the perfume cloud did not get evenly distributed on your skin, it doesn't last as long.

 

  • Do the same while you are testing a perfume in the mall. If you spray the test-strip from a distance of around 10–15 cm. you will get the actual smell of the perfume.

 

  • Spray your clothes with perfume. Don’t just stick to spraying perfume on your body, spritz it all over your clothes too. Clothing fibers are able to hold in scents for a very long time (even after you wash it) Recommends applying your scent on your body before putting on your clothes, so that the fragrance can absorb into your skin. However, spritzing your wool and cashmere clothes with fragrance can help achieve a longer lasting scent too.

 

 

 

 

Maintain distance to get closer - What does it mean

  • Distance refers to the distance between the sprayer and your skin while applying the perfume.

 

 

 

 

Mistakes you are making

  • You keep your sprayer too close to your skin and then spray the perfume. This, in turn, smells like alcohol blast for first few seconds and also doesn't last on your skin for very long.

 

  • You keep the sprayer too far from your skin (or spray in the air and then walk into the cloud) which fades the potency of the perfume and also, a big chunk of perfume cloud doesn't get to touch your skin.

 

  • Don’t Rub & Don't Dab your wrists together after applying perfume. Don’t dab the fragrance on your wrists after spraying. If you rub your wrists together, you’ll force the scent to disappear faster than intended—aka your fragrance won’t last as long.

 

 

 

 

The science behind it

 

  • Perfumes are made from essential oil (the aroma) and ethanol (the alcohol that helps the aroma to project in the air and makes it thin enough to be spray able).

 

  • When you spray too close to your skin, the for the first few seconds, you can only smell ethanol because it didn't get the chance to get evaporated. Also, since the perfume cloud did not get evenly distributed on your skin, it doesn't last as long.

 

  • When you spray from a bigger distance than 10-15cm required, you lose a lot of perfume in the air itself.

  • Don't store Perfume in Heat, light, and humidity area. Heat, light, and humidity will break down the perfume and lessen the quality and intensity of the fragrance. Instead, store your perfume bottles in a cool, dry place, like on the vanity in your room and away from windows.