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Perfume Application Guidelines

Cologne or perfume is one of the major fashion accessories many fashionistas apply today in order to enhance their look and smell great. If you buy...


Cologne or perfume is one of the major fashion accessories many fashionistas apply today in order to enhance their look and smell great. If you buy a quality a cologne or perfume and apply it, you will definitely smell good throughout the day. However, there are guidelines to follow if you want to get the best from it. Many people may think that by squirting numerous drops on their shirt or body, they will smell great throughout the day. This is actually not the case. Even though, you will smell good but the scent of the perfume will remain longer on your body if you keep to the perfume rules and regulation. Here are some perfume guidelines to abide by when you want to apply perfume.

Apply few drops

Many people make the mistakes of squirting too many drops of perfume on their body anytime they want to apply their perfume. They think that by apply many drops, they will smell good throughout the day. But indeed, they are wasting their perfume and may even end irritating others. If you have a quality perfume, you only need to squirt a few drop in order to keep smelling good throughout the day. You may not perceive the scent after some time because of nose fatigue but you will keep receiving compliments from your friends. But if you squirt too many drops, you waste your perfume and the scent may become stronger and more overpowering. This can make it annoying to some people.

Don't squirt your perfume on a dirt body

It is better to apply the perfume after taking a shower. It is not good to apply your perfume as a means of masking bad odor from your body. If you do that, you will end up smelling bad because the mixture of bad and sweet fragrance can make somebody to be sea-sick or feel like vomiting. So, always take your shower before applying your perfume so that there will not be any mixture of bad odor.

Squirt at the right parts

There are some parts of the body that you should squirt your perfume and some parts that you should not squirt your perfume on. Some people squirt on armpits and other parts that produce sweat more. But these are not the right part to apply the perfume. If you want to apply your perfume, the right parts to apply them are on your pulse points, earlobe, chest region and shoulder. It is not even the best to apply it on your shirt because it can stain it. Avoid any contact with open wounds or the eyes because perfumes are meant for external use.

Apply the right type for the right weather and occasion

There are perfumes for different occasions and weather and so before you apply a perfume or cologne make sure that it suits the weather and occasion you are using it for.

If you stick to the above rules, you will get the best from your cologne.

What Makes Perfumes Different


There are different types of makers and brands of perfumes and colognes today and each maker has a lot of products in the market. It is actually difficult to tell which  product is the best just from the sweet fragrance. Almost all perfumes in the maker has a nice fragrance. If you are making your choice base on fragrance, it will be difficult for you to choose the product. There are other factors that are usually considered when it comes to perfume. These factors are the reasons why perfumes differ. Before you shop for your perfume, it is advisable that you know much about these factors. Read on to know more about these factors.

  • Notes: Many people do not know that the perfume they wear are made from different ingredients. These ingredients work together to give a perfume its fragrance. You might have come across the term notes when you want to shop for a perfume. The notes refer to the various types of ingredients used in creating a perfume which together contribute to the scent of the perfume. Every perfume has three types of notes, namely, the top note, the mid note and the base note. If you squirt your perfume and smell it immediately for 5 minutes, you will be able to perceive these different notes. The top note refers to the first scent you will perceive. It is made with a different ingredients from the rest of the notes. The second scent that you will perceive is known as the mid note and it has its unique note. The last scent that you will perceive is called the base note and it has its unique ingredient. The top note does not last longer. The mid note does not last longer also but it lasts more than the top note. The last note is the most enduring.
  • The strength of a perfume: The longevity of a cologne refers to how long the scent of a perfume will remain on your body without dissipating. The scent of some perfume dissipate easily than others. This is because their have low longevity. Perfumes with longevity are of great quality. There are some perfumes whose saint can last up to 8 hours or even more than a day. If you squirt few drops on your body, you will continue to smell good until you come back from work. Each type of perfume like eau de toilette, eau de parfume has different longevity because they are made with different kinds of oil.
  • The projection of a perfume: You might also have heard about the projection of a cologne. If you do not understand the meaning, it is nothing but the extent the scent or sweet fragrance of the perfume travels, that is, how far will be away from somebody in order for the person to perceive the scent of your perfume. 
  • The longevity of a perfume: This refers to how long a perfume will last before it will expire. Some products can last up to a year or more while some has low longevity.