For a long-lasting effect, fragrance should be layered all over the body, starting with toilet water or eau de parfum and then the perfume, of course of the same kind, to build the fragrance foundation. Spray or smooth fragrance on your skin and at all pulse points.
Even your diet can affect the way a fragrance smells and lasts on the skin. If the wearer is on a high fat, spicy diet, for example, fragrances will be more intense. A dramatic change in diet can alter skin chemistry, causing fragrances to smell differently.
Skin type also affects the way a fragrance smells on a person. While fragrance stays for longer on oily skin, dry skin does not retain fragrance and the wearer has to re-apply the fragrance more often.
Do make it a rule never to try more than three scents at a time.
Your nose will lose its ability to tell the difference. Apply fragrance directly to the skin when you are testing new scents. You cannot get a true reaction to the fragrance from the bottle. Apply a few drops to your wrist. Allow the heat of the body to develop the fragrance on your skin and then sniff. If you would like to test one or two additional scents, apply one to the other wrist... wait...and then apply the third somewhere else.
Don`t make your final judgements on a new fragrance until at least ten minutes after you have applied it.
Don`t hoard your fragrance. For, it`ll evaporate or spoil.
Don`t put fragrance directly on furs or fabrics. It may stain.
Don`t choose a fragrance because you liked it on someone else. Fragrance is never the same on different people. Like we said, it`s your body chemistry, which makes a fragrance special, unique and flattering on you.
Spray the perfume on your palms and enjoy the lingering feeling of fragrance.
Remember, everyone has a personal `scent circle` - approximately an arm`s length from the body. And we can see you raising your brows and exclaiming - So? Well, just make sure that your fragrance does not exceed that `circle`. For, then it`ll be too strong a statement, making people wrinkle their noses.