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5 Rules To Applying Fragrances

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Smelling good can never go out of style!

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What’s the one thing about somebody’s personal style and personality that you cannot see, but can experience nevertheless? Their choice of perfumes/scents. Smell is something that triggers memory, and is what will make someone remember you! A good cologne has the effect of making you look confident, attractive and like a man with great taste. All of this will be of no use if one can’t figure how to wear your fragrance right! Skip the conventional ways because most don’t even work! Here are five ways to apply fragrance the right way.

1. WE ARE  NO LONGER WALKING THROUGH MISTS

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One of the biggest revelations of applying fragrance is how redundant the spray and waltz through the mist technique is. The fragrance never really settles in and leaves you with a faint, not very long-lasting smell. Instead, spray your fragrance onto your pulse points. They are areas on our body that have veins running close to the skin. This spot emits more heat than the rest of our body making it an ideal spot for perfumes, as it develops the aroma faster. The main pulse points are your wrists, neck, elbows, and back of the knees.

2. CLOTHES DON’T NEED PERFUME

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One of the things most people do is apply perfume to their clothes. A BIG mistake. HUGE! For starters, oil in colognes can permanently damage your clothes. You can kiss your pure cashmere sweater goodbye thanks to the stains your perfume leaves behind! Instead, spray straight onto your body, as the scent will get time to settle and help you smell good for longer.

3. RUBBING AIN’T FOR FRAGRANCES

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It is a common practice to apply cologne on your wrists and rub them. Bad move! It really does nothing to make you smell better. In fact, rubbing your fragrance kills the notes in it. It breaks the molecular bond making the scent weaker. Let it just stay there and work its magic.

4. LESS IS MORE

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Too much of anything is hazardous. Men who smell like they have emptied the bottle of cologne on themselves are an instant turn off. You do not want to smell like a people repellant—too much fragrance does that. Stick to building your perfume up by starting with one spray and then increasing the number depending on the strength of the fragrance you are using.

5. FIND THE RIGHT TIME TO APPLY

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The best time to apply fragrances on yourself is right after a hot shower. Spray it onto towel-dried skin, holding the nozzle three to six inches away from you. The reason is that the heat/steam opens your pores making your cologne seep in faster and making you smell fabulous. Re-spray only when required, once you have figured out the strength of your perfume.

Once you have found fragrances that you love, don’t hold back in letting people know how good you smell. I bet they will remember you every time they get a whiff of that particular scent.

 

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