Spray perfume on dry skin, preferably right after a shower. Hold the spray nozzle 3-6 inches from your skin and focus on these rules for applying perfume:
- Pulse points – Your body heat will push the scent through out the day, creating a nice scent trail commonly called sillage. Start with the warm parts of your body – chest, neck, lower jaw, wrist, forearm, inner elbow, shoulder.
- Re-spray only when required – You can add more sprays to your wrists or take sprays away depending on how long the scent lasts.
- Don’t kill the note – Rubbing the perfume into the skin seems a sensible thing to do. In reality – it breaks the molecular bond, making the scent weaker.
- Don’t spray and walk – Spraying a fragrance in the air and walking through the mist is worthless. Most of it the fragrances drops straight to the floor.
- Don’t spray fragrance on your clothes – The fragrance isn’t allowed to mix with your oils, and hence it can’t naturally go through the stages of notes like it should. The oils in a fragrance will stain many fabrics.
- Don’t splash too much – If you are applying cologne from a regular bottle, take one finger and press it against the opening of your bottle, and then tip it over gently.
- Less Is More – “Fragrance should be discovered, not announced”. People should be close to smell the perfume but not overpowered by it.
The Average Lifespan Of Perfume
The shelf life of the average bottle of perfume is 3-5 years from the date of manufacture.
It is next to impossible to specify the accurate number of applications from a bottle of fragrance. You can roughly expect the following lifespan from your bottle of perfume:
- A 100ml dispenses 1000 to 1500 sprays and should last for 14-16 months.
- The average number of sprays in a 50 ml bottle is 735, which should last 7-8 months.
- Source: realmenrealstyle.com