Fragrance Tips from a Perfume Addict

Fragrance Tips from a Perfume Addict

Seeing that Summer is well on her way (even though Cape Town’s weather may make you think otherwise), I’ve decided to share some fragrance tips with you. Being the self confessed perfume addict that I am, I have always had a huge opinion when it came to fragrances. After all I ain’t the expert but I am an addict…

A little history behind my perfume obsession:
Born with a passion for beautiful fragrances, I devised the Designerlab concept in 2002, to bring a complete range of hard-to find and prestige fragrances to one virtual retail space, much like the perfumeries of Paris and New York. What started as a personal interest in finding designer fragrances and fashions at a fraction of their original cost for friends living in different time zones led to Designerlab – offering fashion treasures via the internet.

Fragrance Tips from a Perfume Addict
Fragrance Tips from a Perfume Addict

Perfume is a personal way to communicate one’s sensuality and attractiveness. It is an integral part of one’s personality as much as one’s type of skin, voice or smile. A special touch of fragrance can make an unforgettable impression on others.

Here are some tips for applying fragrance:

Apply fragrance to your pulse points which are areas on your skin where blood flow is strongest and the skin is warmest such as your wrist, behind the ear, chest, neck, behind the knee and inside the elbow.

Layer your fragrance for long-lasting wear. (I will soon cover the technique of fragrance layering in a new blogpost)

For just a subtle hint, spray your fragrance into the air and walk into it. The fragrance will be evenly applied while not being too overwhelming.

When testing a new fragrance, allow the fragrance to “settle” on your skin for about 10 minutes, so that you are able to experience the different levels of “notes” as the scent mingles with your body chemistry.

You should not test more than 3 fragrances at one time. Your nose will not be able to pick up the complexities of the fragrance notes.

Hope you have enjoyed my fragrance tips. If you have any to share, please do so in the comment box below.

Resource : Designerlab © 2002 Copyright. Kumari Govender.

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  1. SANET ODENDAAL (@sanetodendaal1)
    October 11, 2013 / 9:45 am

    I’ve read that fragrance really lasts if you spray some along your hairline. Wonder what this does to your hair though?

    • Editor
      October 11, 2013 / 1:44 pm

      I would suggest you rather spray some in the air and step into it! I wouldn’t spray on my hairline x