Dos and Don’ts of Male Perfume

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Perfume communicates personality and intoxicates the senses of the people around you. A gentleman portrays good taste in his signature fragrance. Dousing yourself with perfumes is an art that requires certain rules. Without adhering to these set of rules, you might not enjoy the integrity of your scent no matter how expensive it was. Here are some tips on how to apply your perfume correctly;

Choose your fragrance carefully

As initially established, perfumes represent your personality, hence, you must avoid picking a fragrance that dispels it. Don’t go about with a perfume that communicates old age when you intend to let people know you are classy, mature and rich. Don’t go for sandalwood, go for musk. 

Don’t spray too much perfume

The male perfume is as strong as it is expected for the typical masculine. Spraying too much perfume won’t make it last longer, it will only make you unpleasant to the noses of the people within your walking axis – talk of an ironic appeal.

Do not rub 

Avoid rubbing sprayed perfume. It will only make your skin dryer and uncomfortable. Resist the temptation to rub perfume into your skin. Fragrance should sit on skin in order to mix with your natural oils. When wrists are rubbed together, top notes will fade and evaporate. Spray and leave it there.

Spray on skin not on clothes

Your skin provides the perfect canvas for your favorite scent. The warmth of the skin starts the unraveling process and the scent is free to fully express itself. For a better result, try layering the perfume over a well moisturized skin that way you create a better surface for the scent molecules to bind to your skin.

Apply right after shower

Fragrance lasts longest when your skin is hydrated, making the best time to spritz right after your shower or bath. This is because when you step out of the shower your pores are still open; this is the perfect time for your body to be able to absorb the perfume and to lock-in that aroma.

Walk through a fragrance cloud

This act doesn’t reduce the elasticity of your fragrance, it only makes your applying routine more enjoyable. You may love walking into a sprayed cloud before putting on clothes. This allows oneself to feel really immersed in the fragrance

Dab on pulse point

It’s important to select the areas of the body that are naturally warm and moist, like the insides of the elbows, back of the knees, chest, and the sides of the neck. Though some perfumes can last really long, no brand can retain its top notes longer. By applying to pulse areas where acquaintances are likely to make contact, your scent will still be enjoyed.

Don’t keep it in your bathroom

Don’t store your perfume in the bathroom. This is because the chemical makeup can get completely messed up by the changing temperatures and humidity from when you shower. Keep your perfume in a cool and dry place. Perhaps your bedroom drawer or even your closet help ensure its quality.

Learn how to layer fragrance

Avoid layering a big fragrance with another big fragrance as that is just too much and it can cause headaches for you and those in your environment. If you love big fragrances, but want a new take on them, layer them with single note woody or musky fragrances to wrap the fragrance with earthy undertones.

It’s also very important to check the expiration date to make sure that your fragrance concentration is intact and this will help ensure that it will last as long as possible. You’ll find this information on the bottom of your bottle or on the label. Typically, a large bottle of perfume can last up to three years if properly stored and handled. You just need to note the rules.

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