Spring is here at last! For me it is a time of renewing, spring cleaning , putting away my winter clothes and bringing out my lighter clothes. The days are a little longer and we can enjoy daylight and make the most out of it.
One of my favorite things to do each spring is use a lighter , springy smelling fragrance. Did you know that fragrance is makeup for the mind….an invisible, yet glamorous veil of scent that lifts your spirits, heightens your awareness and accentuates your style. Fragrance is your ultimate accessory. The perfect finishing touch. The key to revealing who you are and how you want to be remembered! As most of you may already know that fragrance smells different on all us. Next time you are looking for a fragrance ask for a sampler and wear it for a while noting how long it lasts, does the smell change after a while. Is it too overpowering? Do people say, “you sure smell good.. “what perfume are you wearing?”
Make sure you do ask someone that you are close too how the fragrance smells on you. There are seasonal considerations with fragrances as when the weather changes, so does the aromas emitted by fragrances. The very same fragrance will smell considerably stronger during the hot and humid summer months than it does in the winter months.
French women have long known the benefits of fragrance layering which is applying several forms of one fragrance on top of each other. As the fragrance wears down the layers beneath activate and keep the scent going. You will find fragrance layering an easy luxurious way to pamper yourself and extend the wear of your favorite fragrance! One of my most favorite things I love to do is after a hard workout , jump in the shower and use my favorite shower gel, sometimes a body sugar-srcub, then once out of the shower use the same scented body lotion and then a spritz of the same cologne or perfume right away. You can also use a scented powder to finish if off!( Just to note that fragrance doesn’t last as long on dry skin, make sure you apply your body moisturizing lotion on damp skin) What a way to start your day! You are smelling awesome all day.
Fragrances have a top note-it’s the brightest, then after 10 min,a fragrance begins to blend with the body chemistry creating the middle note, the mellowheart of the fragrance. The bottom note of the fragrance is the final impression ,usually found 1-3 hours after the fragrance is applied.
HOW TO APPLY FRAGRANCES
Here are a few tips I have learned over the years . Fragrance should be applied to the pulse points-wrist, base of neck, behind the ears, inner elbows, behind the knees and ankles.
FRAGRANCE TIPS – THE INVISIBLE DIFFERENCE
Perfumes will last on the skin 5-6 hours
Bath oils- 5-6 hours
Eau de Toilette-3-5 hours
Cream Perfume- 3-4 hrs
You can also spray a hairbrush and gently brush through clean hair
Lightly spray cologne on your ironing board and bed linens Don’t neglect to scent your home with fragrant candles, potpouriis, scented hangers and drawer liners.Well that is it for now , I hope you have learned about fragrances in this article and please go into my beauty forum and let us all know what your favorite fragrance is and why.