7 mistakes you make when applying perfume

Wearing perfume is commonplace for most people, as it gives us a pleasant and distinctive scent that leaves a lasting impression. However, sometimes we make some mistakes when wearing perfume. 

But don't worry, at DIVAIN we are here to advise you and that's why in this blog article we are going to tell you about the most common mistakes people make when wearing perfume. This way you will be able to avoid them and enjoy your perfect fragrance as much as possible.

1-Wearing the same perfume every day

This is something that very few people who wear perfume know, but according to experts, if you wear the same perfume every day, it could lose its charm. Your olfactory senses are too vulnerable and if you wear the same perfume every day, they will start to ignore the smell.

The same is true for others. This could be the reason why people around you are not able to distinguish whether you are wearing perfume or not. Keep your scent fresh by changing the type of perfume you wear from time to time. You can do this once a week, every two months or on special occasions.

Ideally, you should have several perfumes. For example, you could use one for work, one for everyday and one for special events. In our post on the best perfumes for work you will surely find some interesting recommendations.

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2-A deodorant as perfume

A large number of people use deodorants and expect them to work just like perfume. If you do the same, you need to change this. 

There are deodorants that have a strong fragrance, which leads many to assume that it can work as a perfume. While they will work for a short period of time, they won't work for long days. It's best to avoid this practice and go for a good perfume that can last all day. Here is a top list of the most irresistible long-lasting perfumes for women, so don't resist!

3-Buying a perfume that smells good on others

When you buy a perfume after you have smelled it on other people, there is a chance that it will not smell good on you. Perfumes come alive when mixed with your body heat and pheromones. So the same fragrance can smell different on two people.

It is your own body odour and pheromones that make the perfume more intense. Therefore, always try to buy a perfume after testing it on your body to know if it is really the right scent for you. And speaking of pheromones, these are the most desired pheromone perfumes for men and women on the market. Don't hesitate to try them because they will make you the centre of attention!

4-Storing fragrances in the bathroom

It's not just about wearing the perfume, but where to store it, which also plays an essential role in its longevity and scent. We have a habit of storing perfumes in the bathroom along with other toiletries. However, the heat and humidity of the bathroom can kill the perfume.

Fragrances are usually made from a complex composition of alcohol, essential oils and other substances. With exposure to heat and humidity, perfume can begin to break down, changing its smell and colour. Avoid this by storing your perfume bottle in cool, dark and dry places.

If you have a wardrobe, this is the best place to put your perfumes to avoid the risk of damaging them.

5-Buying a perfume without trying it out

Some perfume users have the habit of buying their fragrances without trying them. There are different types of perfumes available on the market grouped by olfactory families.

If you want your purchase to be worthwhile, try to buy a perfume that you have tried beforehand to see if it suits your tastes. To make it easier for you, at DIVAIN we have a Try&Buy service. This way you can buy perfumes online and try them at home before deciding whether to keep them or not. If you don't like them, you can return them without any problem.

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6-Buying a perfume just because someone else likes it

Choosing a fragrance is not something you should take lightly. Many people often choose a perfume just because other people tell them it smells good. This can end up being a disaster, as we all have different tastes.

What that person likes may not be what you like, and this is a key consideration when making your choice. After all, you are going to be the one wearing the fragrance all day long and not the other person. So always choose based on your taste and personality. If you have any doubts, get inspired by this TOP of the world's best-selling perfumes - you're sure to find the perfect one!

7-Applying it incorrectly

When applying perfume, it is best to apply it in the correct way, i.e. on the pulse points of the skin. This causes the perfume to evaporate more slowly, making the fragrance last much longer.

If you are one of those people who apply perfume on your clothes, you should stop doing it. Put it behind your ears, the inside of your elbow, wrists and the top of the back of your neck. This way you will smell good for much longer. If you want to know more, we invite you to read our article with tips on how to make perfume last longer.