How to Apply and Wear Perfume

Wearing a fragrance is very important when you have to leave home everyday. It’s important to smell nice at all times as it creates a great first impression on everyone you come across. You might be wondering why make such a big deal out of just a perfume? Just spritz it a little and you are all done.

But have you ever wondered why your expensive and great smelling perfume only lasts for an hour or two and not the entire day? The answer is you are doing it wrong. If you’ve stumbled upon this article, I’ll help you figure out how to apply your perfume correctly so that it can last for hours.

Spray it on fabrics

One way to make your fragrance last for hours is to avoid spraying it on your body and applying it on your clothes instead. The reason behind this is that the fibres of the clothes are capable of holding in the scent for a long time whereas the smell evaporates from the body very fast. Our body smell, sweat and its natural oils cancel out the perfumes fragrance. Spraying it on scarves and handkerchiefs will be more effective.

Don’t rub the perfume, spray it

The reason behind advising you to spray the perfume instead of rubbing it on your skin is that our skin gets heated up due to the friction and that changes the formula of the perfume. As a result, the smell of the perfume is completely destroyed.

Get rid of the habit of rubbing it and spray it on your wrists. Let the perfume sink into your skin naturally.

Spray it on your hair/hair brush

This is a rather underrated way of how to apply and wear perfume. There are various perfumes in the market which are designed for hair or which do not cause damage to the hair. Grab one of those and spray it on your hair instead of applying it anywhere on your body. Lightly mist your perfume on your hair as your hair moves with the air and this helps in the diffusion of the scent.

Mix it with unscented lotion

Mixing your favorite perfume with an unscented body lotion is a great idea to wear your perfume and make it last for a long time. As oilier skin retains the fragrance, the best idea is to use an oil-based body lotion and spritz a few sprays on to the lotion, rub it on your hands and apply it to the body. This will lock the scent in.


Fragrances are mixtures of various raw materials and perfume oils. The level of those raw materials determine how strong the fragrance will be and how long it can last under different circumstances. Not only is it important to know how to wear your perfume correctly but it is also important to choose your perfume based on your needs. This will help in creating a great, ultimate and long-lasting impression.

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