Sunday 17 May 2009

Tips For Wearing Perfume

Perfumes can be fun to wear. Here are some tips on buying
and using perfumes.

When buying perfume always try a sample. Wear it for about
10 minutes before deciding if you like it. This allows the
alcohol to evaporate and the oils in perfumes to interact
with the oil on the skin and will be a little different for

Try samples in the late afternoon. The power of smell is
stronger during that time of day.

When starting a new perfume always use it on only one small
area of skin. If there is an allergy to any of the
ingredients it's the safest way to discover it. After an
hour, if there is no reaction, the perfume is safe to wear.

When wearing perfume put it on the pulse points. The inner
wrists, behind the knee, and below the jawline near the
ears. The pulse sends out the scent.

Perfume will keep fresher longer if you store it in a cool,
dark place since sunlight and heat interact with the oils in
the perfume.

When testing or wearing perfume don't rub the wrists
together. It lessens the effect of the perfume.

Don't apply perfume to clothing or jewelry. It can cause
stains and even damage jewelry.

Don't wear one perfume all year all. Temperatures affect
the scent. Cold temperatures reduce the intensity of the
perfume so wear stronger scents in the winter.

In the summer wear lighter scents. But be warned, bees can
be lured to the perfume mistaking it for flowers.

Once you open a bottle of perfume wear it! It will keep
indefinitely when not opened but......... once the air has
gained entrance to the perfume, it must be used within a
year or two at the maxium.

For unusual perfumes including one called Tomato Perfume

Author: Marilyn Pokorney
Freelance writer of science, nature, animals and the
Also loves crafts, gardening, and reading.

1 comment:

  1. Nice post, finding a good perfume is not a difficult job, but finding a perfume in antique bottle is quite difficult.