Hello and welcome to #TipTuesday! As you might already know from my previous Tip Tuesday post on how to make perfume last longer, I’m a fragrance aficionado. Over the years, I’ve read tons of information about fragrance application and just need to share this one about pulse points and why they aren’t as important as they are presented!
It’s a well-known theory that applying fragrance on pulse points (wrists, inside elbow, behind ears or neck in general, behind knees, and base of throat) helps the fragrance ‘develop’ better.
Coco Chanel once said, “A woman should wear perfume wherever she wants to be kissed” – same old pulse points basically.
In reality, pulse points have nothing in common and there’s no scientific evidence about that applying fragrance on these points somehow affects its longevity. The truth is, fragrance longevity depends more on the moisture and oil balance. The name ‘pulse point’ is a bit misleading, too, because these areas are actually the ones where skin temperature is slightly lower.
The simple truth is that you can apply fragrance anywhere you like. I personally dislike applying fragrance on my wrists because I wear watches – metal bracelet changes the way the fragrance smells, while leather straps dry out and fall apart quickly from the alcohol in perfume. Also, the perfume ends up rubbing off my mouse pad anyway. Applying fragrance anywhere near my nose (e.g. neck) just overwhelms me.
So if you’ve ever felt like you needed to apply fragrance on these ‘pulse points’ to make it more long-lasting or like you’re missing out on something by not doing it – you’re not missing out on anything at all!
I’m incredibly curious to know: what are your favorite spots for applying perfume? And, as a fragrance junkie, can’t help asking what is your favorite fragrance (fragrances)? I’d love to know!
I hope you enjoyed this week’s #TipTuesday!
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