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Here's Your Cheat Sheet on Where to Apply Perfume

Know which body part matters most.
Here's Your Cheat Sheet on Where to Apply Perfume
IMAGE Roy Macam
Know which body part matters most.

Generally, fragrance is applied wherever a heartbeat can be felt, since this is where the skin is warm. Your body heat activates and helps optimize the scent. Fragrance rises, too, so apply on several points for a fuller aroma. Here's your go-to guide to spritzing what kind of fragrance where, how far, and in what direction.

HAIR

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For Eau De Toilette, Eau Fraiche, Spray: Spritz eight inches away before hair products.

TEMPLES

For Perfume: Dab sparingly.

BELOW EARLOBES

 For P, Eau De Perfume, EDT, Eau De Cologne: Dab sparingly or spritz around eight inches away, before jewelry.

BASE OF THE THROAT

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 For P, EDP, EDT, EDC, S: Dab sparingly or spritz around eight inches away, before jewelry.

CLEAVAGE

For P, EDP, EDT, EDC, S: Dab sparingly or spritz around eight inches away.

ELBOW FOLDS

 For P, EDP, EDT: Dab sparingly or spray around 4-8 inches away.

INNER WRISTS

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For P, EDP, EDT: Dab sparingly or spray around 4-8 inches away and avoid rubbing wrists together.

BEHIND THE KNEES

 For P, EDP: Dab sparingly or spray around 4-8 inches away.

ANKLES

 For P: Dab sparingly.

This article first appeared in Preview's Feb 2013 Beauty Workshop. You can download back issues of Preview here

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