Perfume is the perfect accessory to any outfit. When you put it on it's like another layer that tells the world who you are, how you are feeling and that you are ready to seize the day. Whether you want to come across as sweet and fruity, dark and mysterious, or light and airy, it's up to you and a nice perfume or body spray can take you there. As a plus, it makes you smell extra nice, therefore making you feel extra good.

While most people love to wear and smell perfume, some of us have no clue how to properly put it on or how to take care of our favorite scents. So, here are a few useful tips to help you leave the house smelling great, and feeling great.

Make it Last All Day

Some of the key ways to keep smelling good all day is where you spray your perfume. The key places are:

  •    The base of your neck
  •    Your wrists (spray on one and press onto the other one - don't rub)
  •    Your ankles
  •    Behind your knees

Read this article from Free People (it has a good diagram that I use when trying to remember where to put it).

 Take your time

Choosing a scent isn't like deciding what to eat for dinner. Actually, it may take the same amount of time, but the process is very different. Choosing the perfect scent for you, is like choosing an outfit for a special evening. It takes time, you need a theme and it needs to scream you. This is something that you will have to walk around with all day. You cannot just wipe it off and start again, it's much more tricky. So when choosing be prepared to sacrifice a lot of your time and your sinuses to the task. Take lots and lots of samples, and return another day (or later on) when your head is clear and when everything stops smelling like freesia and springtime.

Don't buy a big bottle

People change and so do their tastes, so unless you plan on wearing the scent 24/7, chances are that you may not like it as much a few years down the road. Also, over time the liquid evaporates, so if you do have a lot left, make sure that the bottle is properly sealed.

Less is more

You don't want to end up like a walking Febreze Scented Candle. You want your perfume to make you and those around you feel good, not suffocate them.

Keep it safe

Place your bottle in a cool area away from immediate sunlight. Make sure it to keep it in a safe place where it won't easily be knocked over or spilled.

Trial and Error

We are all unique,so is the smell of a fragrance on a person's body. After a while, the perfume reacts with the chemicals in your body to create a different type of smell. This can either be good or bad. Just because it smells wonderful on your friend, doesn't mean that it will on you.

~Alexandra :)