Sunday, September 30, 2007

The Proper Use Of Perfume

Perfume has been used over the centuries to inspire, delight, and arouse people’s sense of smell and thereby other desires of the human body. People all over the world have certain scents that attract them or will turn them completely off. Many people have had the experience of walking into a room where someone is wearing a strong smelling perfume and they have either gotten a headache and felt nauseous or have been drawn in by the pleasantness. It is important for anyone who uses scents to understand the proper use of perfume and be able to apply it to their own application.

The Proper Scent

A very basic thing to understand about the use of perfume is that all scents are not good for all people. Even the most expensive products will only smell their best on certain people. A person needs to take time to explore what scents are best with their body chemistry and with the desired effect of the perfume. If the scent is meant to be a pleasant smell for day to day use it will be completely different that a scent that is meant to seduce a lover.

Perfume counters at department stores are great places to smell and sample different products before buying them. A person should take the time to smell all types in the bottles and find scents that are pleasing to them. Then the person will want to try each type one at a time over several days to see which perfume blends best with their body. One thing that can help to make this process go faster is to learn to identify the category of each label. Some scents are floral, some are woody, some are blended and so forth. By determining what type of scent a person wants and defining what the different perfumes are a person can quickly eliminate many products. A professional in the industry that works at a fine perfume shop can be very helpful in this venture.

The Application

When a proper scent has been found, the person should understand how best to apply the product. It is important that a perfume be subtle and not overpowering. People who pass by should get a whiff of the pleasant smell and not be overcome by the odor. Applying a dab of fragrance to the pulse points of the wrists or neckline has always been a popular use. Others choose to spray the scent in the air and walk through so that they have a total body application. For the woman who is intent on seduction a dab of an alluring scent in the bodice area is very effective. Some scents work well when sprayed over the hair allowing them to be more true to the original scent and not mixed with the perspiration and musk of the individual.

It is important that the wearer not mix the scent with other lotions, shampoos and powders that have their own odor. These products should all be used in the unscented varieties or in the same scent as the perfume. Caution always needs to be taken to make sure the scent achieved is simple and desirable.

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