How should you scent yourself

During my events, I am often asked how to wear perfume.

This gesture, which dates back to Ancient Egypt and has evolved through the ages, may seem simple and natural to most of you, each one has his own ritual, his own way of perfuming.

But there are many areas specially adapted to highlight your fragrance.
Today, I suggest you dive into the art of perfuming.

Through time 

In one of our previous articles, we discussed the history of perfume (the history of perfumeIt appeared in Ancient Egypt, a time when the ritual of perfuming was quite different.

The Egyptians burned aromatic herbs and resins to perfume their homes and impregnate their clothes. Then was borned the solid perfumes. A way for them to coat their bodies with balms, oils with the scent of flowers and spices, a practice that was widely used in ancient Greece.

Over time the Greeks became experts in the creation of fragrant products, they invented the technique of enfleurage, a method based on the use of a fatty substance and its ability to absorb odors, it is at this time that the first liquid perfumes appeared.

With the beginning of the modern perfumery in the XIXth Century, Eau de Cologne are equipped with pipette, one is also perfumed with the cap of the perfume by depositing some drops behind the ears.

It will be necessary to wait until 1878 to see coming the first vaporizers. 

But how to perfume?

The skin, the hair, the clothes, what is the right way to be perfumed?

Many people ask themselves this same question and there is no right or wrong answer, all options are good, it depends on what you want as a wake.
Perfuming the skin has something very sensual and more intimate, the perfume becomes our own smell.

But, you would say to me:

"yes but sometimes on the skin, the perfume does not have the same smell"

It is true that depending on the acidity of the skin, our hormones, our natural smell, some fragrances can evolve differently. In this case, instead of depriving yourself of the smell you like, perfume your clothes.

Spraying your clothes will allow the scent to remain unchanged, to stay even longer leaving behind a wonderful trail and to fully enjoy your perfume, because you will have the sensation of smelling it longer. However, be careful, some textiles such as silk do not support perfume very well. And, to avoid stains on your light-colored laundry, spray a cloud of perfume in front of you and dive in few seconds after, or spray the perfume at least a foot away from your clothes.

If you have medium to long hair, you can also spray your hair. Hair is a great medium for a long-lasting fragrance and every movement of your head will immerse you in the world of your fragrance. But be careful, don't perfume your roots and head, perfume contains a high percentage of alcohol and it could irritate you, as well as putting perfume on a brush is not a good idea. Apply a few sprays to your lengths and ends.

The body zones favorable to the perfume

At Kanopé we think that natural perfumes are "living" fragrances and that mixed with your natural body scent it will become a unique trail.

To leave an imprint and an olfactory memory, it is advised to perfume some specific zones of the body. 

Under the effect of heat, the perfume exhales its scents.

You will have understood it, the scents are revealed with the contact of heat. It is thus advised to put its perfume on the hot points of the body. They are all the points of pulsations, where the blood flow is more important, behind the ears, the hollow of the breasts, the wrists, the folds of the elbows, the interior of the knees, the back of the nape of the neck... it does not remain you more than to choose, or if you wish, you can follow the advice of Gabrielle Channel:

Wear perfume everywhere you want to be kissed 


Leave a comment

Please note, comments must be approved before they are published

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.


You may also like

View all
Valentine's Day.
Our first two years.
How should you scent yourself