When do you put on your perfume in the morning? If you’re like me—and tend to walk through a spritz of scented mist right before you head out the door—I’ve got news for you: You’re doing it wrong. (I know, I was surprised too!)
It turns out that perfume can stain fabric, and that fabric fibers can make perfume smell unpleasant. Fragrances are formulated to be applied to skin (and to interact with the heat of the body); when they make contact with your clothes, you don’t get the intended effect.
So when should you put on that lovely floral fragrance? Before dressing, lightly dab or spray it onto the skin at one or two of the “pulse points”―knees, wrists, base of the throat, and behind the earlobes. And don’t rub your wrists together. This breaks down a perfume’s molecular structure.