It’s understandable to think that spraying your favourite fragrance on the inside of your wrists or behind your ears is the right thing to do. You’ve watched your dad do it and it’s what happens in the TV ads, so it must be right, right? Wrong. There’s no proof that spraying an aftershave, cologne, an EDT or parfum on pressure points is best practice. If you don’t have a clue what the difference is between the fragrances I just mentioned, check out the men’s fragrance guide. I enjoy the spray, delay, walk away approach that the Netflix show, Queer Eye opt for as much as the next man but there are actually more effective ways for applying fragrances than this one. Can you believe?
I’m going to tell you the best places to apply a fragrance on your body to ensure its longevity and strength. Consequently, you’ll get the most from the money you spend on fragrances.
Forearms – If you’re wearing a shirt, jacket or long sleeve top, applying a fragrance to your forearms is a must. Your clothes will lock in the scent increasing its longevity. Applying it on your wrists puts the fragrance in contact with the air, which will cause it to weaken. The arm movements that you make, will let others catch the scent. One or two sprays on your forearms is enough, anymore and people think you had a fragrance shower. All types of men’s fragrances are suitable for application on your forearms.
Chest – Again, your clothing will help to lock in the scent, so you can enjoy it for longer. It’s best to apply the fragrance to your chest in cool weather rather than warm weather, due to sweat and alcohol from the fragrance mixing together which isn’t good for your skin. One or two sprays is enough and maybe opt for something with less alcohol in it, like a parfum.
Belly button – It sounds weird because it kind of is. One or two sprays is enough and again, thank your clothes for locking in the fragrance scent. All types of fragrances can be sprayed on your belly button.
Hair – Why do you think your shampoo is scented? Because your hair is great for locking in a scent. Applying a fragrance like an EDT or parfum on your hair is ok once every couple of months. I wouldn’t advise doing it anymore than that as it could damage your hair follicles. Aftershaves and colognes have too much alcohol in them for your hair.
I’d advise you to pick one or two of these spots on your body to spray your fragrance. Don’t spray it on each of these areas at once because it’ll be overpowering for you and others.