Are You Making These Perfume Mistakes?

As women, we wear perfume just about every single day. But I feel like most of us weren’t taught how to wear it properly. It’s just one of those things we pick up on. But you might be making some mistakes when it comes to your fragrances.

Spraying Your Hair

First of all, this is a mistake because your hair can change the smell of the perfume. Second, it could possibly react badly with your shampoo or any other product in your hair. A combination of these things could even give you a headache.

Not Matching Your Age

If you wear a perfume that is intended for a younger audience you run the risk of seeming immature. Wear a scent that is age appropriate. Suggestions for mature women include floral, musky, or Oriental fragrances.

Considering Your Climate

Your fragrance will last longer when it’s hotter, so keep this in mind when applying. In the opposite way, when it is colder outside consider taking along your perfume to reapply in three hours. Scents fade faster in the cold.

Spraying Too Much

It is usually to wear a light fragrance especially when going to a large gathering. You know that every woman in the room is wearing her own scent, and you don’t want to clash with them. Try wearing less in order to not be overpowering.

Rubbing Your Wrists

After spraying your wrists do not rub them together because the friction and heat breaks down the molecular structure of your perfume. This makes scent different than it’s intended to smell like. The scent will also not last as long.

Forgetting To Moisturize

It’s always a good idea to keep your skin moisturized, but it is an especially good idea when you are about to apply perfume. Doing so makes your scent stick to your skin better which makes the scent last longer. Naturally, you’ll want to use a moisturizer that does not clash with your fragrance. Better yet, choose one that does not have a scent at all. Applying Vaseline to your pulse points also allows the scent to last longer.

Storing In The Open

When you store your perfume on your dresser or somewhere else in the open you run the risk of ruining it. Light, heat and oxygen all contribute to changing the smell of your perfume. It is best to keep your fragrances in a cabinet (anywhere out of direct sunlight or that tends to get warm).

If you are making any of these mistakes, maybe it’s time to start changing your ways.

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