Perfume Day: How best to wear it? | Health

February 15 marks the beginning of the opposite week of love. The anti-valentine week that started yesterday will continue until February 21. Tomorrow (February 17) is Perfume Day and considered perfect for shopping for perfumes. However, there are some key points to keep in mind while doing so. Here’s everything you need to know.

There are five common categories of fragrances based on the concentration of oil in each. These include perfume, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, eau de cologne and deodorant. Within fragrance families, there are generally eight major categories: fresh, floral, oriental, fougère, woody, chypre and gourmand.

“The stronger the concentration of fragrance oils, the longer it will last. For example, an eau de parfum will typically last 8-10 hours instead of an eau de cologne, which will last 2-3 hours. Pay attention to base note ingredients, as they hold the scent together on the skin. Perfumes with woody, amber and musky notes will last longer because they are stable compounds,” explains perfumer Abdulla Ajmal.

When buying perfume, one should be aware of the notes. There are top notes, middle notes and base notes. “When you spray perfume, the first fragrance that comes is the top note. The biggest mistake is that we buy perfume based on the top note, when you have to wait 15 to 20 seconds and let it settle. put on your body and skin. Buy it if you like the base note. The perfume smells different on different skins, so try it on your skin,” says Ritika Jatin Ahuja, Perfume Artist.

If you want your perfume to last longer, there are certain points where you need to apply them. “Behind your earlobes, on your wrist, on your ankle and around your navel are some of the areas to use fragrances for longer effects. Also, if you apply olive oil or Johnson’s oil to those areas first, it will last much longer,” says Ahuja. The idea is to use them on pulse points. “I would suggest applying to the inside of the wrists, at the base of the throat, in the décolleté, behind the knees and inside the elbows to react with your body heat,” says Nina Friede, The Scent Curator, expert and perfume consultant.

To make sure it doesn’t leave stains on your clothes, experts advise against applying it directly to clothes. “Depending on the oil, it can leave stains. So it’s better not to wear clothes, spray in the air and wave the scarf, etc. through,” says Friede.

You can alternate your scents depending on the season to get the most out of the sensory experience. “During the monsoon, due to the high humidity, you tend to feel mellow and sweaty, and a classic aquatic composition is the best bet to reset your mood. Aquatic fragrances are often referred to as oceanic or marine, as they are inspired by water and are distinctly clean, fresh and airy.In hot, humid weather, strong scents can tend to have a cloying effect.The same amber-musky or sweet-floral scent that smelled sweet in winter can give a slight headache during the monsoon. Instead, look for softer florals with sandalwood, cedarwood and amber,” adds Ajmal of Ajmal Perfumes.


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