The Best Ways On How To Spray Perfume: What you need to know

How to spray Perfume?

There is a certain level of classiness which comes with the ladies and gentlemen tag, “You have to look and smell glamorous.” You may know how to dress elegantly, but a good perfume is just the suitable finish for your outfit needs. Do you know how to spray perfume?

 The best way to create a first impression is by looking good, but the best way to make a lasting impression is by smelling good. When you walk into a room for the first time, people notice your appearance, and the moment you leave, your fragrance always reminds them of you.

Additionally, how to spray perfume, the type of perfume to buy, and where to spray perfume is very vital, although there are some misconceptions about these. In this article, I will show you how to spray perfume correctly.

How to spray perfume

How to Spray Perfume

Here are ten(10) most effective ways to spray perfume:

Source for a good perfume that suits you

When you want to get a perfume, look out for the details, do not just go for designers but go for a perfume with the right concentration.

Eau de parfum and Eau de toilettes have concentration differences; always choose the one for the right occasion. Perfumes should suit your outing purposes depending on the time of the day, so watch out for daytime and nighttime fragrances.

Take a Shower/Bath

It is not right to spray perfume without having a bath. Taking a bath helps in making sure that you have no layers of body oil on your skin when you spray the perfume. It helps in making the most out of your perfume, as body oils can interfere with the scent and decrease its longevity. It removes sweat and unclogs your pores, allowing the scent to settle in the skin. Including your bath as part of your perfume routine will go a long way to ensure that your perfumes last longer.

 Moisturize your Skin Next

 The best time to moisturize your skin is after a shower or bath. Applying a lotion or body oil can help the perfume lock into your skin properly as well as to ensure even distribution when you spritz it on yourself. You can also use vaseline, especially on your pulse points( the best spots to spray your perfume). Doing this will also help prevent irritation and allow the scent to last longer on your skin.

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Spray Perfume on your body before wearing clothes

By spraying perfume on your body before you put on clothes, you are allowing the scent to settle into your skin and remain there throughout the day. This means that you don’t have to constantly reapply it throughout the day, and that you can enjoy its signature scent for longer. Your skin after moisturizing can hold in perfume and make it last longer, focus on your pulse points while you spray. Nevertheless, do not forget to spritz on hidden parts of your clothes to avoid watermarks. Clothes tend to hold perfumes even after you wash them off.

The Right Position and Points

Spraying perfume is one of the quickest and most efficient methods of applying fragrances. For best results, it is important to know the right points and positions to spray your favourite fragrance on the body.

The key to spraying a good perfume is finding the right position and applying it at the right points. Please don’t be one of the people who spray perfume in the air and walk into it, point the nozzle of the perfume towards your body at least 5-7 inches away. It is too close if your body gets wet.

It is better to focus on your pulse points(your wrist, neck, inside your elbow, and behind your knees); this is because your pulse points are warm and help circulate the fragrance around your body.

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Do not Rub!

Whatever you do, resist the urge to rub your wrists together. This practice will make the scent go away faster than usual and ruins the perfume. After spraying, wait for it to dry before you put on your clothes.

Do not Over Spray your perfume

Since you want to smell good, remember less is more. This is why you should take note of the concentration of your perfume. You can spray eau de toilette 3-4 times more than Eau de Perfume which can be sprayed once or twice. This is due to the difference in the level of concentration.

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Spray Perfume on your Comb/Hair Brush

 Your hair can hold in perfume for a longer time; however, it will dry out your hair if you spray it directly to your hair, so it is better to spray it on your comb or hairbrush and comb it through your hair. This will leave your hair scenting and make every hug worth it.

Touch-up Perfume at Intervals

 It is okay to re-apply perfumes at intervals if you think it has become quieter. You may need to ask someone close to you before you do this to avoid a harsh fragrance coming from you.

One easy way to carry perfume around is by spraying it on cotton swabs or handkerchiefs and putting it in a little see-through bag or simply buying a 5ml oil perfume.

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Types of Perfume

Other than knowing how to spray perfume, it is important to know the types of perfume and their concentration level. Furthermore, you can combine or layer your perfume, starting with the strongest to the lightest fragrances; this is another method to spray your perfume more effectively.

The six(6) types of perfume are:

  • Eau de Parfum
  • Parfum
  • Eau de Toilette
  • Perfume oil
  • Eau de Cologne
  • Eau Fraiche
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This has the highest concentration of about 20-30% essential oil. Due to the high concentration of oils, it is the most expensive. Despite being the most suitable for sensitive skin, anyone can use it as it can last for 24 hours.

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Eau de Parfum

This perfume has the second highest concentration of about 15-20% essential oil. It is not as expensive as parfum and can last 6-8 hours. Eau de parfum is also suitable for sensitive skin.

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Eau de Toilette

The concentration of essential oil in this perfume is 5-15%. This is affordable but with a lesser amount of essential oil and an increased percentage of alcohol it wears off quickly and lasts for 2-4 hours.

Eau de toilette perfume

Eau de Cologne

Cologne has the lightest essential oil concentration of 2-4%. Mostly preferred for men and less expensive. You will need to apply cologne more often because it lasts for just about 2 hours.

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EAU de Cologne

Eau Fraiche

The Eau Fraiche perfume is the most diluted concentration of 1-3% essential oil, ‘Eau Fraiche stands for freshwater meaning it is made up of more water. It is good to freshen up and it usually lasts about an hour.

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Perfume oil

Finally, perfume oil is a perfume with no water and alcohol, just a pure oil base. The concentration of essential oil can vary but mostly up to 20%. It comes in different sizes including the smallest size of 3ml, so it is pocket friendly.

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 In conclusion, it is not about the type of perfume you buy or how much it costs, but it’s about how you spray it that will make it last longer. A good fragrance is as attractive as your smile, and smelling good can boost your confidence when you walk into that room or dinner date.

Have you been doing this the wrong way? What method will you be trying out? Kindly leave a comment below.

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