My love for perfume oils began in high school. I remember blending scents together to create something unique and special. Perfume oils are a wonderful addition to your scent collection. They’re portable and gentler on your skin, since they don’t contain alcohol. Another benefit, the oil will help moisturize your skin. Here are a few quick tips on how to get the most out your perfume oils.
1. Why choose a perfume oil over a fragrance oil? Perfume oils are more concentrated and will stay on your skin longer. Since they use rollerballs for application, you can control how much you use. Just remember less is more. You don’t want your scent to linger long after you’ve left a room.
2. Know your pulse points. Follow Coco Chanel’s advice and apply perfume oils wherever you want attention on your body. Your pulse points are best. They’re the places on your body where you can find a heartbeat. The warm spots that deserve a little attention.
On your wrist.
Inside the elbow.
The base of your neck.
In your cleavage. Be sure to apply this before you put on your clothes to avoid staining fabric.
Behind the knee. Perfect for when you’re wearing your favorite LBD.
Behind your ear. This is my favorite spot. Who doesn’t want a little attention there.
Wherever you apply your scent, a little swipe of the roller applicator is all you need.
3. Best time to apply. The best time to apply is when you’re fresh out of the shower and your skin is clean and damp. Apply an unscented moisturizer wherever you’re going to use your scent. This will make the oil last longer on your skin. You can also rub vaseline on your pulse points before applying a perfume oil.
4. Best way to apply. Always apply perfume oil before putting on your clothes. You want to keep the oil away from jewelry, clothing and any fabrics when applying. I learned that lesson the hard way a long time ago. A permanent stain on my favorite blouse was not pretty.
5. What not to do with your perfume oils. Never rub the oil into your skin. It won’t make the scent last longer and you’ll crush the structure of the fragrance. The scent will change and smell different. Definitely not something you want to happen. Click to see a short video on the Do’s and Don’ts of Using Perfume Oils.
6. Best way to store. Store your perfume oils in a cool place, never in direct sunlight.
7. Experiment with your perfume oils. As wonderful as it is to have a signature scent, don’t be afraid to mix it up a bit. Swipe on two different scents to create something new. I rotate my fragrances depending on the season, occasion or the mood I’m in. Enjoy!