Professional advices for proper use of perfumes
Maintaining a wonderful scent for the longest time is our target when we use a chosen perfume. We will help you reach this goal and tell you where, how and when to apply the scent, what to observe when storing perfumes and what not to do when handling scents.
Test before buying
- If possible, test in the morning, when your sense of smell will be particularly acute.
- Best test on your own body (inside of the wrist). Wait for a moment and let the perfume rest a little to give the alcohol time to evaporate and the scent to unfold.
- You can also use paper strips for testing, but this may change the scent slightly.
ATTENTION: DO NOT TEST TOO MANY PERFUMES IN SEQUENCE! YOUR NOSE WILL BE EXHAUSTED AND DIFFERENTIATION WILL BECOME HARD. YOU CAN NEUTRALISE WITH COFFEE BEANS OR BY SMELLING YOUR OWN CLOTHES.
Applying the scent to your own body and in the right places
Every fragrance will unfold differently from person to person due to individual body heat. Body parts where the skin is particularly thin and the blood pulses (e.g. throat, neck, insides of the wrists) will absorb the scent better.
A very little perfume in the hair will produce a pleasant aura. Spray over the hairline for short hair. With long hair, perfume can be carefully applied to the tips. Clothes can be sprayed with fragrance as well.
ATTENTION: Properly dose perfume and do not rub it
Generous dosage may shoot beyond the target especially in heavy fragrances. Apply intense fragrances moderately at first, and add more if necessary. Rubbing the fragrance will destroy the scent molecules and the fragrance will unfold less intensely.
TO MAINTAIN THE FRAGRANCE AND INTENSITY OF YOUR FAVOURITE SCENT, DO NOT STORE IT IN THE SUN OR ABOVE ROOM TEMPERATURE AND USE IT WITHIN ONE YEAR.
Determining skin type
The pH value of the skin has a significant influence on the fragrance result. Perfumes smell harsher or much softer, more intense or more subtle, depending on the skin type. Perfumers differentiate between oily and dry skin, and there are also fragrances that are suitable for sensitive skin.
Perfumes last longer on oily skin, which also intensifies and sweetens the fragrance. Fresh citrus notes and fruity or slightly floral fragrances are particularly suitable for this skin type.
With dry skin, the fragrance evaporates much more quickly, so strong fragrances and heavy aromas such as vanilla or musk notes are a good choice here. An insider tip for even better hold: apply perfume-free body lotion or body oil to the skin before spraying for better adhesion.
If you have sensitive skin and get red easily from perfume, spray it only on your clothes (caution: risk of staining) or in your hair (caution: can dry it out).
PERFUME CAN UNFOLD BEST AND FOR THE LONGEST ON FRESHLY SHOWERED SKIN, SINCE THE PORES WILL BE OPENED AND THE FRAGRANCE CAN REMAIN ON THE SKIN FOR LONGER.