What is your typical method of applying perfume?
Does your application technique differ depending on the concentration of the perfume?
Do you spray liberally all over, walk into a cloud of fragrance or dab judiciously?
Do you apply to the pulse points or somewhere less conventional, such as the nape of the neck?
Or do you have a sensitivity that means you only apply perfume to clothing and not to your skin?
I used to just spray copious amounts of perfume in the general direction of my upper body and then smear it around with my wrists. Classy, eh? This all changed when I read the wonderful book “Quintessentially Perfume”. In a chapter about application, Roja Dove advises never to apply fragrance to the neck and décolleté because of the astringent properties of alcohol in perfume which could result in “crepey” skin. Although this makes perfect sense it’s not something I’d ever considered doing anything about it. I’m pretty careful about this now but not overly so.
For the application of eau de toilette or eau de parfum, Roja advocates spraying onto the palm of the hand and then applying to the skin, in order for it to “affix” better. I don’t do this because my hands are prone to eczema but I do follow his application technique for parfum ”which should be applied to the wrist, inside of the elbow and in the small dip between the collarbone under the earlobes”. How fantastically specific is that?
So how and where do you apply yours?