Everyone knows first impressions count. But not everyone understands that smell plays a huge part in forming impressions. Wearing the right perfume or cologne matters tremendously and it boosts your confidence level, complements your looks and evokes an essence about who you are as an individual.
So how do you apply and choose the right fragrance? Check out these tips and guidelines:
- Some people would skip the perfume and cologne after applying deodorant. However, deodorant is specifically designed to prevent odour; it wasn’t designed to be a fragrance. So, if you want to smell fantastic, apply both deodorant and perfume/cologne.
- When wearing a fragrance, avoid spraying it in your hair. Keep in mind that most fragrances contain alcohol, which may cause the hair to become dry and dull.
- If you apply perfume/cologne to your inner wrists, avoid rubbing them together as doing so may alter the fragrance.
- Speaking of applying perfume/cologne to your inner wrists, note that there certain ‘pulse points’ that give off more heat – you should apply fragrances to these points as the scent will be greatly intensified. Pulse points are located on the inner wrists, the area behind the ears, on the crook of the arm and knee and at the base of the throat.
- Since fragrances are designed to complement your attire and personality, make sure to wear something that goes well with the natural scent of your body. The fragrance should be subtle, but not overpowering. Before purchasing a perfume/cologne, it’s vital to test various brands out first. From there, choose the best one that would suit your body’s natural smell.
- For best results, apply the fragrance right after your shower or bath. Since your skin’s pores open after a shower, the applied fragrance will soak into your skin. Thus, your scent will last longer than usual.
- Another tip to help your fragrance last longer: use a matching body lotion (even an unscented one will do) and apply it to your pulse points before applying the fragrance.
- If you have dry skin, apply perfume or cologne more often.