Women and men love spray on scents. This can include cologne, perfume or body sprays. No matter what type of spray is used, there is a proper and an improper way to apply the fragrances. It is not so much the scent that is used, that can attract or detract a person, but rather how it is used. So long as the wearer thinks it smells good, most other people will think the same thing.
There is often a misconception that that a person has to use a lot of perfume or scent in order for people to notice it or for the fragrance to last all night. However, this misconception is often the first mistake that people make. Instead of the perfume or scent attracting people all night, it will scare people away all night. A small amount of perfume will last for hours on end. Too much perfume and people just wonder what you are attempting to hide. This could be a skipped shower or a heavy alcohol problem.
Another major problem is when people spray the scent on their clothing, rather than their body. Yes, this has the advantage of it being released every time the outfit moves, but it was not designed to be sprayed on the clothing. Often, the oils in the scents as well as the dyes used to give it color will stain the fabric. This can ruin an outfit. In addition, since the clothing has so much air circulating around it and no heat or moisture to speak of, the perfume dries very quickly, making it so a person has to regularly reapply it.
When applying perfume, there is a single proper way to apply it to ensure a light, but lasting scent. This method is simple, effective and saves a lot on perfume. Simply spray one wrist with one squirt of perfume and rub the other wrist against it for one second. Then rub both wrists against the neck, right under the jaw line. Reapply the perfume to one wrist and rub the wrists together again. This will ensure that perfume is applied to areas of the body that have a lot of blood flow which will heat the perfume, creating a warm and light scent all night. Do not use your hands to apply to apply the perfume as it can then stick to your hands and flavor your food or drink.
Now men, this also goes for you. Often you men purchase those spray on “deodorants” that are supposed to attract women. You know, the Axe and the Tag body sprays. Lighter is better than heavier. Please. We like the way your men smell, please do not go over board on the body sprays. It will not attract more women, but rather push them away, just as too much perfume on a girl pushes people away. You are not exempt here. 1 swipe across the body, not 2 and certainly one 3 swipes.