I’m one of those people that always has to have perfume or body spray on before walking out the door. It’s the very last step in my daily, morning routine. I don’t know what it is, but I don’t dare leave the house without it. Not that I think I smell bad, but I suppose its because I would rather know I smell good.
Everyone has their own unique scent. Two people wearing the same exact perfume can smell completely different because not everyone produces the same hormones and pheromones, which is good to remember when purchasing a new fragrance. Try a spritz of perfume on first, wait a little bit, then decide. OR another option is to ask for a sample, which is one of the things I love about Birchbox. Each monthly delivery generally includes a small perfume sample.
Since heat is what activates perfume, the best spots to apply perfume are on the “pulse points” or where your heartbeat can be felt. Some such points are behind your ears, neck, wrist, collar bone, inside elbows, behind your knees and ankles. (and somewhere I read to dab some in your belly button….hmmmm) Now, this doesn’t mean you have to apply perfume to every single one of those points because then people would smell you coming from a mile away.
I tend to be drawn to the more delicate perfumes and body sprays. Not too strong to where people smell me coming, rather a subtle whiff of ‘me’ when I am around. Scent is strongly linked to memory, so I want people to remember what ‘I’ smelled like; I want people to remember that I smell nice!
I’ve been wearing Clinique Happy for years now, since high school, and just love the lingering floral scent. It’s definitely one of my all-time favorites and will likely remain a staple in my perfume collection for years to come.
And on the off chance I forget to apply perfume before I leave the house, I keep the small size in my purse which is also perfect for traveling, or in case i need a little pick-me-up in the afternoon or evening. (can be bought at Ulta)
Despite my attempts to keep my perfume collection simple, it is rather large . Here’s a peek at my collection: