So, you just came back from the store with a brand new bottle of perfume or cologne but you aren’t sure how to properly wear it. Not to worry! Many teenagers are unsure how to properly apply their first sensuous scent. After a bit of research, we have come up with a few pointers and tips for teenagers on how to apply their preferred scent. We are sure that this list of tips will be able to assist you in making great use of your favorite perfume – making it an enjoyable and sexy experience not just for you, but for the person you’ve set your eyes on. Uncap your perfume and get ready to indulge yourself:
- You will want to apply the perfume on your skin preferably after a bath/shower when your skin is clean and scent free. This will therefore allow your skin to absorb your favorite perfume much more thoroughly.
- Less is definitely more. Your fragrance should attract people to you, not the other way around. Discretion is the key regarding amount. If you are using a splash, moisten your fingertips and dab perfume lightly on your pulse areas. These are your wrists, décolleté (neckline in French), behind your earlobes and neck, on your chest, elbow area, behind your knees and in your inner thighs. Why these areas? Since blood is closer to the surface, skin is warmer causing the scent to be more rapidly diffused.
- If your favorite perfume comes in a spray, you may want to squirt some on pulse areas from one foot away to get an even distribution. You could also spray it into the air 2 or 3 times, form a perfume cloud and “walk” right in.
- Heat does rise, so you should perfume yourself from the bottom up. This allows the scent to last longer throughout the day.
- It is a fact that men and women with dry skin don’t retain scents as long as people with oily skin. This is due to the fact that oils in the skin join with the perfume oils thus making it a slower process of evaporation. Solution: reapply your preferred scent once or twice a day or use a good moisturizer before applying your fragrance.
- Allow the scent to dry. Many people put on perfume and immediately dress, which rubs some of it off and prevents the fragrance from really being absorbed. It takes about an hour for the perfume to develop with your natural scent.
- Many men and women are not conscious of the different scented body products they use – shampoo, conditioner, body wash, body lotion, deodorant, after shave balm, etc. – they use them all at once which causes a mess of smells. It is almost impossible for the perfume to really stand out or even last long when it’s mixed with everything else. So, if you want to make your perfume or cologne last longer, then “layer it”. Use body products scented preferably like your perfume or better yet products from the same brand. Start with a shower gel and then seal the scent with body lotion or after shave and finish by locking it all up with your favorite fragrance.
- Be aware of the weather. On hot summer days, scents tend to last longer whereas cold weather has the exact opposite effect. So, vary the amount of perfume you wear with each season.