We all want to smell beautiful, and even more to smell beautiful for longer. This can be achieved by understanding the pulse points of your body which are able to retain the smell of your perfume for a longer duration.
What are pulse points you ask? The pulse points are areas on the body where the veins flow close to the skin. These spots emit heat, which helps fragrance develop faster. The typical places to spritz your scents all fall under this category: the neck, wrists, cleavage. One is also advised to apply Vaseline or any petroleum jelly before spraying for it locks in the fragrance throughout the day. Here are some of the other not so popular areas you probably were not aware of that can hold your scent and have you smell fresh as a daisy throughout the day:
1. In Your Hair (Not Popular)
You hair is actually one of the best places to spritz perfume because the strands hold fragrance well and leave a trail of scent as you move from place to place. The alcohol in fragrance is similar to that in certain hair sprays which do tend to dry out the hair. So to avoid any drying of the hair, the best way to apply fragrance to hair is to mist on a brush. There are specific fragrances that are best suited for the hair.
2. On Top of Your Ears
Behind the earlobes is typical, but another less common spot is the tops of the ears as skin is not as dry. Oily skin actually holds scent better than dry skin. So make sure to moisturize before applying your scent.
3. Around Your Neck
Fragrance is a big no-no for those with sensitive skin . But you can wear fragrance without applying it directly to your body. Try wearing a necklace or bracelet infused with your favourite perfume.
4. Inside the Elbows
The inside of the elbows is also a hot spot to roll on perfume.
5. In Your Belly Button
Your navel is useful for more than just belly piercings. Dab a few drops of perfume on the spot if you’re wearing a midriff-baring crop top or bikini
6. Behind Your Knees
The soft area behind your knees is another one of those pulse points perfect for perfume. Throughout the day the scent will kick up as you cross your legs and move around, especially if you’re wearing a dress.
7. Down Your Calves
If you’re wearing shorts or a leg-revealing dress, spritz fragrance along the inside of your thighs and calves. The friction between your legs as you walk will create warmth and reinvigorate the scent throughout the day.
8. On Your Ankles
Before wearing your shoes, mostly open, give your feet a blast of perfume. Your ankles are always in motion, so it helps project the fragrance wherever you go and it continues the scent from head to toe.
9. On Your Clothes
It is recommended that you apply your scent on your body before putting on your clothes, so that the fragrance can absorb into your skin. However, spritzing your clothes with fragrance can help achieve a longer lasting scent, too.
Try these tricks and you will be surprised at the lasting effect through the day. Shop for your favourite fragrance from the following stores at The Junction Mall: Fragrance Lounge, Lintons Beauty World, Pink Skink, Carrefour, and Yves Rocher.