How To Wear Perfume- Tips & Tricks
How To Wear Perfume- Tips & Tricks
Fragrance can turbo-charge our pleasure in life. But a fav scent won’t always suit you forever – so here are the secrets that ensure you smell fab for a lifetime…
One day we may wake up and our signature perfume won’t smell the same anymore. Our hormones can play tricks with our favorite fragrances, altering the way they interact with the skin. (That’s why pregnant women are often nauseated by a fragrance they’d always loved.) Worryingly, though, our fragrance may change the character without us even realizing it – because we may also experience gradual dwindling of our ability to smell, a natural process that begins in our fifties and can really become more noticeable from 60-plus
Jilly frays, a fragrance expert who has worked at exclusive London perfume boutiques, have time and again seen customers experiencing this phenomenon. ‘Wherever hormones go into overdrive – or into decline – it can interfere with fragrance-wearing,’ explains Jelly. The first time she noticed the strange, chemical interaction between fragrance and menopausal skin was on her own mother-in-law.
‘All her life she’d worn Arpège because her husband brought it for her when they were engaged. But at 50, it started to smell literally cheesy on her. And the worst thing of all was that she was unaware of it..’ When Jilly herself hit the menopause, she found herself unable to wear Joy – a lifelong favourite – because it made her nauseous. ‘But the silver lining to the cloud is that all this is usually temporary’ she says. ‘Once the change of life is over, you can probably go back wearing an old favourite without any problems.’
If your favourite scent ‘goes off’ on the skin, all is not lost. ‘You didn’t have to wear it on your skin,’ says Jilly.
Her alternatives: spritz it onto hems, cuffs, and collars, or onto a cotton wool ball to be tucked in your bra. ‘Be careful it isn’t going to stain, if you’re going to use it on fabric; spray it on white kleenex, and if it doesn’t leave a mark, it’s safe on pale clothing.’ She also suggests voile of fragrance: ‘Spray it into the air and walk through it, subtly perfuming your hair and your clothes.’
The white floral, jasmine-based scent tends to pose more problems, in Jilly’s experience. ‘Fruity and citrusy fragrances are usually “safer”.’
Meanwhile- since our noses may be less sensitive – how can we tell whether we’ve overdone it? ‘Nobody needs more than a single spritz either side of the neck, and one on the wrists and/or back of the knees,’ she advises.
Jilly’s trick: spray fragrance on the outside of the wrists, rather than the inner pulse-points, ‘because it subtly diffuses outwards when it’s warmed by the body. And then,’ she adds, ‘there’s the famous advice: wear fragrance wherever you want to be kissed…’
Let’s look at the following tips which help your perfume lasts longer and gives you tips on where and how to wear perfume:-
- Try to follow fragrance rules:-They are certain conferences where they follow a policy of going fragrance-free during the conference because some strong fragrances can make a person sick. So, it’s best to know the policies of the places you are going.
- Keep it light:- Don’t overdo your perfume quantity as it can go from smelling good to stinking which makes others sick. If you are a person who works in an enclosed office, then applying once before leaving the house is enough and do not usually require touch-ups. Here is a little trick to know if you have overdone your perfume application when you enter the room if someone sneezes or coughs then you must go to the restroom and wash it off as much as you can.