Since most people take the time to seek out the finest aroma that best suits their body chemistry you should always consider keeping in mind the three most important layers;
1- What you smell when you first just applied your perfume or cologne.
2- The aroma that you get after several minutes.
3- After thirty minutes, the scent should be of a richer smell.
Remember when using any perfumes or cologne that these three top components are the basis to help you choose the best perfume suited to you.
These next Basic rules of wearing perfumes should always be adhered to;
4- It is normal not to smell our perfume after we put it on.
5- You should apply it in the warm parts of the body, (neck, wrist, etc. )
6- Always spray at least 20 centimeters away from the skin.
7- For more fragrance top off with body lotion of the same fragrance
8- People should smell your perfumes at close proximity (less than 50 centimeters)
9- Temperature has an impact on the perfumes. For example, in the summer it tends to have a stronger smell.
10- In winter you may want to go with a stronger aroma as the cold reduces the power of its fragrance
11- Eau de toilette is ideal on clothing; perfumes are best applied directly on the skin.
12- Restrain from rubbing the perfume when you apply it on the skin as it alters the delicate scent of your perfume or cologne.
13- Perfumes should be kept away from all heat sources and light. Ideally it should be kept in its original packaging and in your drawer or in a dark cupboard.
14- Pregnancy or menopause can alter the scent of your perfume. Any hormonal change in women will alter the scent of your perfume.
15- Spraying perfume directly on or near your pearl necklace or any costume jewelry is not recommended. The alcohol in your perfume can damage or remove some of the finish on the jewelry.
Always remember to change your perfumes with the change of seasons. When shopping for perfumes do it in the afternoon when your senses are alert and at their peak. If you are going shopping for perfume it is obvious that you should not wear any other perfumes as this will react and change the smell of the perfume you are trying on. When you have sprayed some on your skin let it sit for about 10 minutes to get the proper smell. If you have dry skin apply perfumes or colognes more often than those with oily skin, and never overdo it. Some people may have allergies or be sensitive to the aroma of too much perfume. This may cause them to get headaches or make them nauseous.
Never assume that if a particular perfume smells good on your friend that it will also smell good on you. Try it first before purchasing it. You should never combine perfume with deodorants or deodorant soaps as this combination may leave an unpleasant odor.
In conclusion whether your body chemistry is floral or musk all of these techniques are essential to properly maximize the performance of your perfume.