Applying your own perfume is probably the final step in your beauty routine. And you probably never think about how you would apply your perfume because well, it is so easy. But there is actually more than meets the eye when it comes to wearing fragrances. It includes where you place perfume on your body and also how much you spritz on.
Spraying your wrists and neck is purely tradition and has little to no effect on the scent or intensity of the perfume. To make sure that the intensity lasts long, these are 5 places that you never thought you can apply your perfume. These tips will help you to enjoy the beauty of your own fragrance in all its glory and for a longer time.
1) In Your Hair
You hair is actually one of the best places to spritz perfume because the strands hold fragrance well and leave a trail of scent as you move from place to place. “Fragrances latch onto hair fibers, therefore hair will carry the scent of the fragrance for a long period of time,” says Claisse. But will the alcohol in perfume dry out your hair? “The alcohol in fragrance is similar to that in certain hair sprays which do tend to dry out the hair,” explains Claisse. “To avoid any drying of the hair, the best way to apply fragrance to hair is to mist on a brush.
2) Inside The Elbows
The pulse points are areas on the body where the veins flow close to the skin. These spots emit heat, which helps fragrance develop faster. The typical places to spritz scent all fall under this category: the neck, wrists, cleavage. However, the inside of the elbows is also a hot spot to roll on perfume.
3) In Your Belly Button
Your navel is useful for more than just belly piercings. Dab a few drops of perfume on the spot if you’re wearing a midriff-baring crop top or bikini. “Any area on your body that radiates heat will enhance ascent, and your belly button does just that,” says Claisse.
4) Behind Your Knees
The soft area behind your knees is another one of those pulse points perfect for perfume. Throughout the day the scent will kick up as you cross your legs and move around, especially if you’re wearing a dress. “Knees are great for summer since they’re exposed,” says Claisse. “The back of knees are warmer and softer and therefore capture a strong scent.”
5) On Your Ankles
Before you slip on your favorite pair of stiletto heels, give your feet a blast of perfume. “Your ankles are always in motion, so it helps project the fragrance wherever you go,” says Claisse. “It continues the scent from head to toe.”