The search for the perfect scent can be an arduous task. However, the key to getting the most out of your favorite perfume is where you apply it. Knowing the right spots to apply perfume for a long lasting effect can make all the difference in how your scent lingers throughout the day. In this blog post, we’ll share five key spots to apply your perfume to get the best long lasting effect. Keep reading to find out more.
1) The wrists
The wrists are an excellent spot to apply your favorite fragrance and make it last longer. The fragrant oils released from the wrists can help you smell nice and fresh all day long. Make sure to apply the perfume to both wrists, as the warmth from your body will help activate the scent of your perfume. You can also rub the wrists together gently after applying the perfume to increase its longevity. Try not to forget the area around the base of the thumb, as this is an area that a lot of people tend to miss when applying their fragrance.
Furthermore, the inside of your elbow should also be taken into consideration; since we bend our arms often throughout the day, that movement helps spread the scent further up your arm. Additionally, don’t forget about it behind your ears! This warm part of your body is great for helping to diffuse the scent without overpowering it. Another great place to spray some perfume on is behind your knees; while spraying there may seem counterintuitive at first, warm air rises so your scent will gradually travel up your legs instead of dissipating straight away. Finally, if you’re wearing clothing with a collar or high neckline, don’t forget to spray some of your favorite fragrances on there too; the heat generated by your neck will release the scent nicely throughout the day.
2) The neck
When applying perfume to your neck, it is important to start at the base and work your way up toward the jawline. Make sure to spritz the areas of your neck that are slightly warmer than the rest, as this will help lock in the scent for longer. Additionally, don’t forget to spray lightly behind your ears! This area of your body is often overlooked, yet emits a significant amount of heat, which helps perfume last much longer on the skin. To get the most out of your scent, be sure to apply it evenly over your neck and avoid rubbing it in. Rubbing will not only alter the notes of the perfume but can also cause it to fade quickly.
In addition to the neck, you should also focus on other parts of the body with pulse points such as wrists and ankles. These are hotspots because they contain veins close to the surface of your skin; when these veins come into contact with perfume, they release their natural warmth and enhance the aroma.
For extra protection against fading, spray a light mist onto clothing near pulse points such as sleeves or collars. Avoid spraying directly onto fabrics as certain ingredients within perfumes can stain or damage delicate materials. Lastly, never forget to spritz some perfume into the air and walk through the mist. Doing so will create an even layer all around you, ensuring maximum coverage and longevity for your signature scent!
3) The chest
When it comes to applying your fragrance, the chest is an often overlooked area. Applying it to the chest can give you a stronger and longer-lasting scent since the fragrance will sit close to the heart and be warmed by the body, intensifying its presence. The chest also makes for a great area for applying a spray or two of your favorite scent because you can easily top it up during the day without having to carry a bottle around with you. To apply it here, just spray a small amount onto the center of your chest and let it dry naturally.
This way, you won’t have too much residue left behind on your clothing and you’ll get a more even spread. If you’re wearing a deep-necked shirt, don’t forget to spray some on the neckline as well. Another great spot for applying perfume is on each wrist. Applying the perfume on each wrist will ensure that it gets evenly distributed when you rub both wrists together.
This method creates a lighter layer of fragrance as well as makes sure that every movement releases some scent into the air. You can also spray some of your perfume on each side of your neck near the collarbone so that when you turn your head, people get a hint of your scent as they pass by. Additionally, spraying some perfume on the inside part of each elbow joint helps to spread the smell throughout the day while keeping it light and subtle.
4) The hair
When it comes to applying perfume, the hair is often overlooked. However, the hair is a great place to apply fragrance because the scent lingers in the hair for a long time. When applying to the hair, lightly mist the fragrance in the air and walk through the mist. This helps evenly distribute the fragrance throughout the hair and prevents any clumping or product build-up.
Alternatively, you can apply the perfume directly onto the brush before brushing your hair. It’s important to be mindful when applying to your hair as overdoing it may result in a heavy scent that’s overwhelming. Lastly, if you don’t want to apply the fragrance directly to your hair, you can spray a little onto a scarf or hat and let the scent linger on these items instead.
5) The ankles
Applying perfume to the ankles is an often-overlooked spot to make sure your scent lasts longer. Applying a small amount of perfume to the ankles not only helps it to last longer but also helps with projection, as the aroma will be released each time you move. Applying perfume to the ankles can also help create an olfactory trail that follows you wherever you go.
To make sure you’re applying your fragrance properly, spray your ankles with perfume first and then rub it in gently. If you have a solid perfume, dab it onto your skin instead. This way, the perfume will have time to settle and diffuse gradually. As always, remember to spray from a distance to avoid over-applying and causing an overpowering smell.