Friday, January 21, 2011

Scent of a Woman

Analyzing your daily activities and the effect you are trying to achieve are important in perfume choice. You have to note whether you are in for an elegant look, casual or a sports look.

Your perfume selection should also be guided by the price, product concerns and the length that perfume will last. The Eau de Perfumes (EDP) and Eau de Toilette (EDT) are about the amount or concentration of oils in the fragrance. Perfumes require less application and last for eight hours because they contain more oil and less alcohol, thus giving them longer life span. Eau de Toilettes, on the other hand, require more application to achieve the desired scent and will last for about four hours due to its high alcohol concentration.

People with dry skin usually find their fragrance holding time shorter than those with oily skin because of the natural moisture of the oily skin that holds in the fragrance. All in all, there is nothing good like a woman smelling as good as she looks.

Fragrance should be applied to pulse points. This is where blood vessels are closest to the skin surface hence give off more heat and act like mini fragrance pumps.

5 Pulse points for applying fragrances
  • Behind ears- apply lotion before applying your perfume.
  • On neck- spray perfume before putting on any clothes or before wearing jewelries.
  • Wrist- do not rub your wrists together because it won’t allow the scent to develop naturally with your body chemistry.

  • Behind the elbow and knees- although this might not typically be preferred but it’s application can result to a good scent.
To finish, you can spray a small amount of perfume into the air in front of you and walk through it, and this way your whole body will be immersed in a light spray of scent.

Tips for the scented woman
  • Apply fragrance evenly on your body or apply to pulse points
  • Apply fragrance once in the morning and re-apply for an evening out
  • Fragrance should be kept away from excessive heat or cold. An opened bottle should be kept in its box to ensure longer shelf life
  • Consider body oils that can match your natural scent and body chemistry. Apply the fragrance while wet, directly out of the shower.
  • You should know your daily needs and activities before purchasing a new scent.
  • If you apply on spritz of perfume in the morning and you can still smell it in 30 minutes then one is enough for the day.