How to Apply Your Favorite Perfume
You may have applied your perfume in the same way for years. Maybe it’s the same way you watched your Mom apply her perfume or the way your Dad applied his cologne. Spray it on and rub it in. Well, it’s time for a change because when you rub your perfume into your skin, the friction can actually change the integrity of the fragrance. Never rub those wrists together!
The best way to apply your perfume is to simply spray your favorite fragrance and let it sink in. I’m a big fan of spraying my perfume above me to let it settle into my hair and onto my clothes. I receive more compliments when the scent is in my hair because the perfume diffuses into the air as I move. Some may say to beware of your fragrance drying your hair but I don’t worry about it all. However, I would say to be careful of the delicate fabrics you may be wearing. You can also spray perfume on your coats. Layer your perfume as you would layer your clothing!
You can definitely spritz perfume on your body too! Spritz perfume on the pulse points of your body including your wrists, inside elbows, and behind your ears.
How to Care for Your Perfume
Most of us display our perfume bottles on a dresser or bathroom counters. Why wouldn’t we? Many of those bottles are beautiful! But if you’re investing in beautiful fragrances, you should keep a couple of things in mind. Perfumes should not be stored too cold or too hot and air, light, and steam can cause the integrity of your perfume to decline.
Your best bet is to buy small or travel-size bottles so that smaller amounts of air are in the bottle as you use it. Another perk is that smaller sized perfumes cost less too! And as much as I hate to write this, keep those beautiful bottles stored in a cabinet or drawer. I recently purchased my favorite perfume in a travel-size set. I can insert a new travel container into its gold travel case and I’m good to go. PLUS, I love the gold case; it’s a win, win.
Scent has can have a significant effect on us. Scents bring memories of times in our lives and the people that were around us. We remember the scent in rooms, of our parents, of our best friend, or our lover. Everyone should have a signature scent. Find a perfume you love, use it every day, and smile with each spritz.
I’ve listed some of my favorite fragrances in the carousel below. My current signature scent is a definite splurge but I’ve never regretted the purchase; it’s Baccarat Rouge 540 Estrait. It’s so yummy, it’s so good. Before that, I would switch out my fragrances from time to time. My favorites include Jimmy Choo and Coco Chanel. I also would wear Burberry from time to time as it was a fragrance my Mom wore and it reminds me of her.
Here’s to finding your style and your signature scent!