Always apply perfume before putting on your clothes and jewelry. Some fragrances will leave permanent stains on fabrics, metals, and pearls. (If you want to risk perfuming your clothing – say, spraying some scent on a scarf – be sure to test it on a hidden area of the fabric first, and spray lightly).
Apply the body spray to pulse points in order to allow the fragrance to last longer. The “pulse points” are locations on the body where the blood vessels are closest to the skin.
These spots emanate heat, which can help the fragrance to emanate from your skin into the air. (It is the same principle used by essential oil diffusers). Apply your perfume to these points – namely, the inner wrists, the base of the throat, behind ear lobes, in the cleavage, behind the knees, and the inner elbows. As you wear your perfume throughout the day, it will react with your body heat and continue to emit scent.
Never spray onto the face, since the ingredients can cause irritation or dry out the skin.
Perfuming the Hair
Misting the hair with fragrance is a great way to leave a gentle scent in your wake, as you move through your day. Those who you choose to get closer to will also be rewarded with a fuller scent.
Be careful only to apply perfume to freshly-washed hair, or else the natural oils (and any lingering hair products) will affect the odor. Since perfume contains alcohol and can be drying to your strands, apply sparingly and from a distance. A spray or two from 8 inches away will do.
Making Fragrance Last Longer
There are a few tricks to help your fragrance last longer. For instance, a scent will fade faster when skin is dry. Applying a fragrance-free moisturize to your body is excellent preparation for applying fragrance
You can also help your perfume to go the distance by applying some petroleum jelly to your skin, and then applying your scent on top of that. The perfume droplets will cling to the petroleum jelly – rather than sinking into your pores – which can reduce or eliminate the need to reapply the fragrance later in the day.
Layering products from the same line is another effective way to make a fragrance last. You might use the scented body gel, treat skin with the body lotion, and then spray the body mist on top. The combination of products will help the scent to maintain fullness and extend throughout the day. An example would be using a victorias secret body lotion, then using the corresponding body mist