Does rubbing your wrists prolong the life of perfume? – LifeSavvy

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As children, we would sit and watch our mothers apply perfume to their wrists, rubbing them together. Now we do too, almost by nature. That’s what you’re supposed to do, isn’t it?

While your perfume should be applied to the pulse points of the body, such as the wrists and neck, it is strongly recommended by perfumers and professionals not to rub your wrists after spraying.

When you rub your wrists together, it causes friction and warms the skin. Armenian perfumer Francis Kurkdjian, who has helped create several iconic fragrances like Christian Dior Eau Noire, told Vogue that the heat produced by rubbing creates natural enzymes that completely alter the scent.

It can also break down and dull all perfume – from the top notes that produce the smell you smell in the first five minutes, to the base notes, which last the longest and play a role in how you smell at the end. of the day.

It’s best to spray both wrists, let it soak in, and do nothing.

Now that you know how to apply perfume, have you started shopping for a fall scent you’ll love? Whether it’s vanilla or sandalwood, make it last by misting on pulse points – and don’t forget the backs of the knees!

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