We recently spoke to our own perfume expert along with UK National Trainer, Eva Carlo to discuss everything about perfume. With a wealth of experience in the field to her name, Eva has given answers to some of the industry’s most important questions. These tips and tricks for perfume for women and men will help you understand the complexities of perfumery. It will also to help you make the most out of your current fragrance and help you plan your future purchases.
1. Do I spray my perfume on My Skin or My Clothes?
Certain scents are able to benefit from the heat of our bodies and placing them directly on your skin can be the best way to reap the maximum out of your scent.
But, despite that, it’s largely dependent on your skin’s sensitization levels. A majority of us wear perfume easily and take pleasure in this ancient and beautiful ritual. If you suffer from sensitive skin, spraying perfume onto your clothing is a wonderful method to enjoy the scent.
There are many additional advantages to spraying perfume onto your clothing. Your clothes’ fibers absorb and hold perfume for much longer than the skin. When you move through the day, your clothes will let the perfume emit a captivating halo over your body. One thing to keep in mind is applying dark-colored juices to light fabrics as well as particular delicate materials – it can stain your fabric because of the oil content in every perfume.
The best texture to apply perfume is the scalp or nape of your neck. In the course of the day, as the neck gets warmer it’ll diffuse the scent that your scent emits, which makes it the ideal location to smell your personal scent. But, we must not forget the lust for vengeance which is the perfume – once you’re in love, it’s hard to never see it.
2. Should I store my perfume In a place that isn’t exposed to Sunlight?
Yes. Heat and sun will certainly, ruin the scent of your perfume in a short time. While we love to display stunning perfume bottles at the dressing tables, ideally you should store the bottles in a cool, dark area. Remember that the more oxygen is inside your bottle, the more quickly it’s going to be oxidized, which means that the less scent is to go through, the more quickly you should be using the bottle.
3. Do the High Alcohol Content In Perfume Make My Skin Dry?
Alcohol can cause irritation and if you suffer from sensitive skin, you’ll probably be staying clear of perfume shops and other products that contain perfume. But, it is far less common than we’re believed to be. Alcohol, and in fact, the entire fragrance, will evaporate off your skin, which reduces the risk of irritation. If you are concerned about irritation wearing perfumed clothes is the ideal way to continue to be able to enjoy the benefits of perfume.
4. What makes a perfume smell Different on Me Compared to Others?
Since we are all unique, the composition of our skin will differ from one person to the next no matter how close to us. The nature of the ingredients particularly could differ greatly depending on the skin type. It’s certainly one of the pleasures of finding that perfect perfume.
5. I’ve noticed that after wearing My perfume for a while I’m unable to Feel It – What is the reason?
Our sense of smell was mostly designed for survival. When our brains realize that the smell isn’t putting our lives in danger, it moves on to the next thing. So, it becomes conscious of it. The outcome is that you do not smell your personal scent. It’s similar to the moment you come back from a vacation and you open the front doors. It’s like when you suddenly smell your house smell, but almost instantly it vanishes.
We typically employ the medical term, anosmia to describe this phenomenon, however, it is not as severe in reality, since it only affects scents that our brains are already well-versed in.
Your closest and dearest friends may also share the same impression of your perfume, that’s probably great for you since being conscious of someone else’s scent could be very invasive.
6. How do I make my Perfume Last Longer throughout the Day?
Healthy skin is the key! The ideal place to start is with a body lotion or oil that is scented with the same scent as the fragrance you prefer. Or, you can choose an oil with a low scent. Spray it prior to spraying the fragrance on your skin to keep the scent for a longer time. Make sure you apply it to your hair and clothing to prolong the life of your clothes.
7. How Do I Switch My Evening Scent to The Scent I Wear During the Day?
In the normal world of fragrances, we speak of more refreshing and transparent notes in the daytime – think floral and citrus notes – before we get into more complex scents for the evening, such as ones that belong to the Oriental fragrance family.
Apply the same principles to your perfume, just as you do to your clothes wardrobe. Try to think about pairing colors and fabrics or coordinating your scent to how you feel at the exact moment, instead of thinking about it solely as a nighttime or daytime scent. In the same way, thinking of your scent as a change in season could be a fantastic approach to think about this, choosing more light scents in the summer, and deeper or more intense scents in winter. There are myriad ways to approach this concept and I’d like to encourage you to try different approaches to discover your individual style and preferences.
8. How often should I change my signature scent?
The idea of an iconic scent is a bit old-fashioned – and is getting a revival in certain. I’d suggest putting together a collection of scents to represent the different styles and moods that take you from night to day and from one season to the next. It’s a personal preference and I definitely do not like making rules regarding fragrances and distinctive scents.