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Fragrance Application Guide

Posted: Aug 05 2019

Have you have wondered if there is a best way to apply perfume? How much you apply will depend on the effect you're wanting (e.g. a day at the office, or a night of dining or clubbing).Keep in mind that perfume reacts to everyone's skin differently and therefore it may last longer and even maybe smell a bit different on some people than others.

 The best time to apply perfume is after the shower as your skin is clean and moist. If it is dirty and dry, the perfume won't be able to settle into the skin. After having a shower, apply some moisturiser, and then apply the perfume.The best places to apply the perfume are on the pulse points. Spray the perfume from about 20 cm away so it is a mist of molecules that are landing on your skin and not a pool of liquid. Let the perfume dry on your skin and don't rub it in.  

Where To Apply Fragrances According To Concentration

Eau De Cologne

Best Areas To Apply Eau de Cologne To:

  • Lower Jaw
  • Neck
  • Shoulders

Shake a little bit of perfume onto your palm and rub your hands together quickly. Rub over your neck and behind your ears for an invigorating pick-me-up. Breathe deeply as you do, so the fragrance goes in your nose and out your mouth. Re-apply every 2 hours as needed.

Eau De Toilette

Best Areas To Apply Eau de Toilette To:

  • Side of neck (or back of neck)
  • Wrists and elbows
  • Back of knees
  • The ankles  

Because Eau de Toilette is a light fragrance concentration you may need to re-apply every 3-4 hours.

Eau De Parfum

Best Areas To Apply Eau de Parfum To:

  • • Side of neck
  • • Wrists  

Eau de Parfum will last longer than the Eau de Toilette, but not as long as the Parfum. Therefore you may need to re-apply every 6-8 hours.Keep in mind that after a few hours of wearing the Eau de Parfum the different notes will start to appear — you will smell the top notes changing to the middle notes. It will be a different scent to when you first applied it. So you may want to keep that scent and not re-apply.  


Best Areas To Apply Parfum To:

  • Small dab behind the ears
  • Small dab on the wrists  

Remind yourself that the Parfum is a luxury to apply, and it will last all day, so make sure you apply sparingly.

Additional Methods For Applying Fragrances

  • Apply your fragrance to the tops of your ears, because the skin tends not to dry out there
  • Apply fragrance to your belly button as it tends to generate heat and maximizes the intensity.
  • Ankles (just a light spritz), particularly if you're wearing a skirt or shorts
  • On your clothing, as fragrances adhere to the clothing fibres (we all love the worn out smell of perfume on our clothes)
  • On your hair

When applying the perfume on your hair, don't apply directly onto your hair as the alcohol in perfume can dry the hair out. It is best to spray a mist onto a brush (or comb) and gently pull through the hair.  

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Your perfume might be invisible but it can be the most dominant accessory you wear. In fact, according to psychologists, smell is the sense most closely related to memory. This means your fragrance can help you leave a lasting impression when you need it the most. And with a wide variety of luxurious, designer fragrances available, there’s no reason to ever smell less than exquisite.

My Perfume Shop understands that having a signature scent is important. Your fragrance is a crucial part of your outfit. It can leave as memorable an impact as a designer suit, killer heels or diamonds would on those in your company. And, so, we went ahead and did some research on the most sensual and exclusive perfume brands available. Now, we have the largest stock of rare perfumes from across the globe which means you too can now immerse yourself in the captivating scent of your favourite designer. We can proudly bring you the largest range of luxury designer perfumes at a cost-effective and competitive pricing structure. We have more than 200 authentic designer perfumes from across the globe and our catalogue is always growing.

Among our bestsellers, you’ll find the likes of Bvlgari, Dior, Issey Miyake and Versace. Our top 10 brands include captains of industry like Creed, Calvin Klein, Yves Saint Laurent and Gucci. If there is a luxury perfume out there, we will find it and ensure that it’s included in our catalogue.

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