Don’t overdo it. No one should be able to smell you at more than an arm’s length away. “A spritz on one side and one on the other will do,” says Bloom.
Do wear it on your pulse points: behind your ears or knees, on your wrists and ankles and the inside of your elbows. Apply scent to all your pulse points or, if you want to keep it subtle, select only one or two spots to fragrance.
Do let your scent be the star. Avoid mixing it up with other scents and only apply it on clean, dry skin, just before you dress.
Don’t spray perfume on your clothes. This major fragrance faux pas will create a unique bouquet of every scent your clothing’s absorbed—dry-cleaning chemicals, last week’s perfume, perspiration. The result? Hardly heaven-scent.
Do layer your fragrance for a soirée. Use scented bath oil or gel, followed by body cream, then finish off with a spritz. Voilà! Intense, long-lasting fragrance that’ll take you through the evening.
Don’t combine different perfumed bath oils, powders, body creams and fragrance. Commit to one scent and own it.
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