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Perfume, You're Wearing It All Wrong

Just spritz and go right? 
Well, yeah ok you can wear perfume like that, but learning how to finesse wearing perfume like a pro can leave the fragrance smelling crisper and lasting much longer.

I'm going to share with you some tips to wear your perfume perfectly!

I'm also showcasing my current favourite cologne by Jo Malone; Pomegranate Noir. After working as a Christmas Stylist at Jo Malone, Royal Exchange, over Christmas last year, I fell in love with their candles, bath oils and colognes again.

Jo Malone's top selling fragrances are the Lime, Basil and Mandarin scent and the Pomegranate Noir scent (consequently my absolute favourite scent too). I was lucky enough to be gifted a bottle of cologne with my choice of fragrance as a parting and thank you present. My manager was so lovely and engraved my initials on the top of the bottle too making the gift so special and pretty!

I would certainly recommend Jo Malone as the quality of their perfumes is incredible and their products are definitely worth their price. All their fragrances are light and fresh with traditional British scent combinations and are super long lasting. 

They make the most beautiful gifts for friends and family too with the prettiest gift-wrapping and the special engraving service too.


How do I wear my perfume perfectly??

Keep Your Cool

You wouldn't leave a bottle of white wine out in the sun right? Store your perfume in a cool, dry place to ensure that the perfume remains the perfect scent.

Post-Bath Or Post-Shower

Perfume lasts longer on warm skin, so it's a lovely idea to apply perfume straight after a bath or shower before heading out. Remember don't use too scented bath and shower products so they don't disrupt the perfume's scent.


Scent doesn't last long on dry skin. A way to keep the fragrance lasting longer is to moisturise your skin before with an unscented moisturiser, and then spritz the perfume on top. You can always add Vaseline to the area first before spritzing the cologne to last longer too!

Expose It

Don't cover up the areas that you spray with clothes or accessories. Good areas that always stay exposed tend to be your neck and wrists, and this is why these areas tend to be popular places to apply perfume.

Hair's An Idea

Combing through some spritz in your hair is a lovely way to wear your perfume. As it moves around during the day, the perfume will be wafted releasing it's aroma. The fragrance latches on to your hair fibres, and any hair products you've used making it last longer. Be careful not to use too much though as the alcohol can dry your hair out.

Say No To Clothes

It's a bad idea to spray perfume onto clothes as the fragrance doesn't tend to last as long, and often you can be left with water marks that don't look too great.

Pulse Points

Pulse points are places where the blood flows close to the skin. There is extra heat at these areas, and also the heat is released so is the aroma. The best places are the collarbone, the wrists, behind your ears, inside your elbows, and behind your knees.

Let It Dry

Don't be tempted to rub in perfume as the skins natural oils can change the perfume's scent.

Distance From Skin?

Usually 5-7 inches away from the skin is recommended.



  1. I had no clue about the not rubbing it in thing! I always try to rub the perfume in, but I'm definitely going to try just letting it sit and do it's own thing tomorrow!

    -Liv |

    1. Yeah I was always taught growing up to rub it into my wrists too but now I let it just sit and I think I can definitely tell a difference! x

  2. This is such an interesting post, I knew about moisturising and putting it on bare skin however didn't know leaving it out in the sun had an effect on it! Such a helpful post xx

    Em //

    1. Thank you! Yes I always left my perfume on my window sill and had no idea either! x

  3. I feel like I have been doing my life wrong now, I do everything that I shouldn't do. The tips are great!

    1. Thank you! I was doing it all wrong too haha, I'm so glad you enjoyed reading them! x


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