Scentsational: Beginner's Guide To Using Perfumes – The Soorat
Scentsational: Beginner's Guide To Using Perfumes

Scentsational: Beginner's Guide To Using Perfumes

By Asma Qadri.

Everyone has their own idea about what makes a perfect fragrance. To some, their perfume of choice is sweet and lilting, and very understated. Others may want a bolder, stronger scent. It’s all a part of what self-expression is. In this article, we are going to highlight the best ways to wear a perfume well, as well as some common ways you’re probably wearing your scent wrong. 

1. Stop rubbing your wrists

Almost everyone messes this up. We have an unconscious habit of spritzing perfume on our wrists, rubbing them together, and then reaching up for the neck. However, when the wrists are rubbed together, the skin heats up due to the friction and produces natural enzymes that change the course of the scent. The best way to preserve the true scent of your perfume is to lightly spritz it on both your wrists and then...simply do nothing. 

2. Know the right environment for your perfume

Perfume is extremely sensitive to changes in the environment. Unexpected shifts in temperature may set off chemical changes in the perfume and cause it to age faster. Even ultraviolet rays can affect a perfume’s scent! The best way to store a perfume is in the box it came in, and at room temperature. If you want to go above and beyond, consider storing it in the refrigerator!

3. Know where to apply your perfume

The first thing you need to know is that perfume doesn’t last very long on dry skin. For this reason, you should use an unscented moisturizer before spritzing. Where you apply the perfume matters too. Apply it on exposed areas such as the pulse points on the neck, wrists and inner elbows. In an intensely hot climate as you sweat, the natural oils in your skin will destroy your perfume faster so lightly spray onto your hair instead.

Try a light citrus or floral scent for summer

And a headier, richer one for winter

4. A little perfume goes a long way

The best perfumes come in small packages. Small perfume vessels can remain fresh for three months. Bigger bottles with half-used perfume contain oxygen that breaks down the perfume faster.If you have a larger perfume bottle, you can always decant this into smaller bottles, to keep the scent fresh longer.

And there you have it. Eager to try out our tips? Shop the fragrance sale now at

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