Perfume, besides being an exquisite substance that enchants the senses, improves our mood and that of other people who are able to perceive it around us , is also often part of the routines of beauty, care and personal hygiene of the everyday life, just like the other items we usually keep on the shelves.
Each of these has a particular purpose and way of applying , which is why we do not use shampoo or soap in the same way we use toothpaste; likewise, it is not common to use the same amounts of body lotion as facial cream, since each is designed to meet different needs.
The steps or instructions that we follow in the use of any of these products seeks to maximize its properties and to avoid possible damages to the integrity of our health, therefore then why would be different with the fragrances. Perfumes have a simple methodology of use, however, many people are not familiar with it.
The correct application of the perfume could detract us from inconveniences and add to efficiency , allowing that aroma that we like so much, and for which we probably pay a considerable sum of money, stay for a longer time without us having to spend the whole bottle with a single applied, and most importantly, protecting our health in the process.
Even so, it is common for people in ignorance of these basic rules to make mistakes regarding how much is needed, what body areas are suitable for use and what kind of fragrance is ideal according to the sites and schedules we frequent.
If this is your case, do not feel lost, as we have brought you this article on how to apply a perfume correctly, in order that you become an expert in its use. Also, following our advice will ensure your safe safety and will also prevent you from wasting your money while enjoying your favorite aroma for long hours.
What perfume to use
We should never underestimate the importance of using the most compatible perfume with our personality, skin and body chemistry. This type of choice is totally subjective and, unless we are people with very sensitive or allergy prone skins, we can freely choose any option that satisfies our personal tastes.
We can choose day or night fragrances for cold or warm climates and any family that we like , as long as we take into account that the choice we choose we feel pleasant about the aroma, its intensity and duration.
However, if we use a perfume that is marked as nocturnal and winter under a summer day
intense, we run the risk of intensifying too much its aroma to make it annoying for us and those who approach. The same happens in the opposite case, the summer or daytime fragrances during the winter or the night can become too subtle and go unnoticed, which can be disappointing.
The ideal is to have options defined according to the requirement and use different aromas in the day, night and different occasions and climates. Even so, you can always adapt this rule a little to your convenience, if you want to turn one of them into your personal seal, the one that accompanies you wherever you are, you will have to take into account mainly your perception.
It is never a good sign to be smothered by the aroma or not to feel it at all, this could indicate that you should replace your fragrance with a version designed for that time of day or season of the year. Otherwise, you can take risks and venture a bit.
When to apply the perfume
The ideal time to apply the perfume is when you leave the shower
The aroma is best fixed on clean skin. It is also an advantage to bathe with warm water, as the pores will be more open and therefore more able to absorb the substance.
It is important that we are completely dry, because if we are still wet, the fragrance will be diluted with water on our skin and will reduce its ability to look over it.
If before applying the perfume we use moisturizing creams or ointments, the fixation will be more intense and, therefore, more durable . It is even advisable to use a little petroleum jelly or petroleum jelly just below the point of application, as this will cause fragrant fragrance molecules to adhere to petroleum jelly and take longer to volatilize, which will also make it longer on US.
It is important to take precaution with the odorous creams and soaps that we used previously, since the olfactory chords of these could conflict with those of our perfume, thus obtaining a little harmonious result. If we love to use bathroom gels and creams with odor, it is preferable to opt for those options on the same line, since most homes make these types of products with the same smell or with some that are complementary.
Another important thing is to apply the perfume at least 10 minutes before dressing, this not only prevents staining of the garments, but also that the fabrics absorb the aroma instead of the skin, since on the clothing the aroma will have a fixation poorer than that offered by the body. In case you want your clothes to share the aroma, you can apply a little on the hands and pass them on the same or store a handkerchief impregnated with perfume in your wardrobe.
How to apply the perfume
In case your fragrance comes in presentation without atomizer, you can place your index finger on the bottle to prevent the product from overflowing and wasted. Once we have the liquid on the finger we apply it with small strokes and never rubbing, since when we do (as when we rub a wrist against another) we break the essential oils, we alter the composition and also we make it evaporate more quickly.
If the presentation is in spray, place the bottle between 10 and 15 cm away and make sure that the pointer is located towards us. This will allow the liquid to be evenly distributed over that area.
It is a common practice among some people to spray in the air and then walk under the haze of perfume, however, it is wasted a lot of substance and is less effective and lasting than when applied directly on the skin.
Where to apply the perfume
There are many places in the body where you can apply fragrances, in fact, Coco Chanel indicated that a woman should be perfumed where she wants to be kissed . However, some sites may be more efficient and secure than others, such as pulse points.
The pulse points are those where we feel latency (pulsations), among the most traditional for the use of perfumery are the top of the neck, behind the ears and the inside of the elbows and wrists . In addition to these places, we can also include the ankles, hips, clavicles and the back of the knees. All these zones usually generate the appropriate amount of heat, intensifying the fragrance but without becoming excessive.
Neckline is also a good place, however, on the breasts no, they have sensitive areas (especially the nipples). In the same way, it is advisable to avoid the contact of the perfume with the fasteners, since the chemicals that integrate it in conjunction with the sweat and the fibers of the bra, can become the most favorable place for the production of bacteria and the development of infections causing serious damage to the auras or nipples.
Some people maintain the use of perfume in the navel, armpits and genitals, however, these are moist areas, quite delicate and with a high propensity to develop infections. Here, as in the previous case, products such as chemical solvents or synthetic fragrances could alter the bacterial balance and put the area at serious risk. In any case, you can carefully place a perfume point on the front of the shoulder and on the inner thigh near the groin, but not on it.
You should never apply perfume on the face since the substances, besides being very aggressive for the thin skin of the face and mucous membranes, could cause horrible stains caused by the interaction of alcohols and oils with the sun.
The same applies to the use of perfume on the beach, failing that, we can opt for sunscreens and hair creams with a pleasant aroma or we can apply a small amount of perfume on the outside of the bathing suit, preferably while we do not take it put and waiting for drying before the use of the garment.
Perfuming the hair seems a good idea, since its porous fibers allow to fix for a long time the aroma. However, alcohols and chemicals can dry out our mane, so the ideal option is to find the version of our perfume in hair care. In case you can not get it and still want to venture, we must avoid at all costs spray the perfume directly on the hair, it is preferable to spray on a brush and then combing, which will allow the fragrance to be left without mistreating so much your hair.
How much perfume to apply
In the case of perfumes, the rule that best applies is that of less is more , remember that a person with excessive perfume can be very annoying to those around him. Neither should we forget the fact that smell is accustomed to aromas quickly, avoiding that we notice them, so it is possible that we feel a slight aroma and for others we are literally stinking.
It is a less damning sin to carry too much fragrance or have too little, in the second case, we can always apply a little more. Instead, if we bathe in perfume, we will have to wear it for hours, unless we take a shower and remove most of its smell. A practical alternative is to soften it with wet towels in case you have exceeded.
The ideal at all times is that the stela does not extend beyond an arm of your distance , where you can perceive your aroma the people who come to you. If you are flooding intrusively the places you pass, it is a sign that you wear too much perfume, which is especially unpleasant in the early hours of the morning and in enclosed places like elevators and offices.
Remember that what we want to achieve is that other people are attracted to us, not that they are frightened as the Cat Penelope does with the skunk of Pepe le Pew.
The fragrances have a useful date, which is important to control, since when its composition expires, it varies the smell and can also be unpleasant, detrimental to health.
In case you want to bring a perfume with you to reapply , it is advisable to use a wallet version and not your big bottle, as it can spill over your purse, poorly spending its content and ruining some of your belongings. It is better to opt for the bar presentations and Roll On, which are the most suitable for this purpose.
Avoid perfume contact with your jewelry, since its ingredients can interact with the same ones causing their deterioration or, worse,, stains on us. This can occur especially in the neck fold, so it is advisable to avoid that area and prefer the upper part of the neck, behind the ears and collarbones. In addition to taking the precaution of waiting at least 10 minutes after perfumarnos to place the jewelry.
Now that you know all these tricks to apply perfume in an optimal and above all safe for you, you can become a highly effective tool, a deadly weapon.