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How-to: wear perfume
So you’ve just been given your first special perfume. Maybe it was for a special occasion like a school graduation, or to mark a milestone, like your sweet sixteenth birthday. Either way, one thing’s for sure – you’ll never forget your first fragrance; the way that smooth glass bottle feels in your hands, the exciting experience of pulling the dainty little lid off for the first time to take in the scent and that first intoxicating whiff…sigh!
But if you really want to make the most of your first perfume, you need to know the art of keeping it, using it and storing it. So check out our simple tips…
1. Spray and walk
To prolong the life of your fragrances, rather than spraying them liberally all over yourself, try just one single pump into the air directly in front of you then walk through the mist immediately. Your whole body will be covered in a beautiful light scent that will last all day long – and if you stick to just one pump a day, your perfume will last for so much longer too.
2. Know your pulse points
For special occasions and when trying to impress cute boys, we recommend dabbing a little of your perfume on your pulse points. Your pulse points are your wrists, the inside nook of your arms (behind your elbows), the backs of your legs (behind your knees) and just behind your ears. These areas create more heat than other areas of your body, which means they’ll naturally ‘pump’ your scent into the air using your natural body heat.
3. Make it last
Always store your perfume in a cool dry place. Fragrances left in the sun can dry up twice as quickly as those kept somewhere cooler. Also, it’s important to know that the average perfume lasts around 3-5 years and signs that it’s time to throw it out and buy a new one include darkening of colour and a changing smell, which may appear stale, or ‘off’.
Happy perfuming girls!