How to apply perfume oil?

  1. Prep Your Skin: Start with skin that's clean and hydrated. A good moisturiser can help lock in the scent for longer wear.

  2. Find Your Hot Spots: Apply the perfume oil to pulse points like inner wrists, behind your ears, the base of your throat, inside your elbows, and behind your knees, where the body heat will naturally diffuse the scent.

  3. A Little Goes a Long Way: Since perfume oils are highly concentrated, just a tiny dab is enough. It’s the perfect amount to keep you smelling great without overwhelming.

  4. Dab, Don't Rub: Gently pat the oil on your skin rather than rubbing. You want the perfume to sit on top of the skin, which helps preserve the integrity of the fragrance molecules. Once it's absorbed a bit, you can gently brush your skin against your clothes to transfer the scent without direct application. Applying it directly to your clothes could cause it to stain.

  5. Layer Up: Enhance the staying power of your perfume by layering it with a spray perfume of your choice. Ideally something that compliments the oil or is similar to it.

  6. Perfume your hair : Adding a touch of perfume oil to the tips of your hair, or brushing it through with a comb, can give off a subtle fragrance as you move.

  7. Be Your Own Alchemist: Don’t be afraid to experiment with different application spots to see what works best for your body chemistry and scent preference.

  8. Top-Up as Needed: Perfume oils typically last all day and can linger even longer on fabrics. If you need a refresh or an extra boost for the evening, a quick dab will rejuvenate your scent.

Note on Fabric Care: Avoid applying perfume oil directly onto clothes, especially lighter fabrics like white, as the high concentration and purity of the oil can cause stains. Instead, allow the oil to absorb into your skin and then lightly brush your skin onto your clothes if desired.

With these tips, you'll be able to enjoy your perfume oil's full aromatic potential while keeping it both personal and subtle.

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