Perfumes can be fun to wear. Here are some tips on buying and using perfumes.
When buying perfume always try a sample. Wear it for about 10 minutes before deciding if you like it. This allows the alcohol to evaporate and the oils in perfumes to interact with the oil on the skin and will be a little different for everyone.
Try samples in the late afternoon. The power of smell is stronger during that time of day.
When starting a new perfume always use it on only one small area of skin. If there is an allergy to any of the ingredients it's the safest way to discover it. After an hour, if there is no reaction, the perfume is safe to wear.
When wearing perfume put it on the pulse points. The inner wrists, behind the knee, and below the jawline near the ears. The pulse sends out the scent.
Perfume will keep fresher longer if you store it in a cool, dark place since sunlight and heat interact with the oils in the perfume.
When testing or wearing perfume don't rub the wrists together. It lessens the effect of the perfume.
Don't apply perfume to clothing or jewelry. It can cause stains and even damage jewelry.
Don't wear one perfume all year all. Temperatures affect the scent. Cold temperatures reduce the intensity of the perfume so wear stronger scents in the winter.
In the summer wear lighter scents. But be warned, bees can be lured to the perfume mistaking it for flowers.
There are unusual perfumes for Christmas, Halloween and other holidays and including one called Tomato Perfume.
Once you open a bottle of perfume wear it! It will keep indefinitely when not opened but......... once the air has gained entrance to the perfume, it must be used within a year or two at the maximum.
Author Marilyn Pokorney
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