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The right touch of fragrance has a seductive power all its own. One spritz of a fine perfume on your skin surrounds you with an air of luxury and glamour. Apply too much and you'll end up clearing a room instead of owning the power of attraction. Master the secrets of fragrance to create your own alluring aura.
All perfumes are a mix of top, middle and base fragrance notes. The top note is what you smell at first application. After 10 minutes, the broader middle note emerges, followed later by the base. Perfumers mix 20 to 200 different notes to create one beguiling fragrance. Common scent notes are rose, jasmine, musk, freesia, spices and citrus.
Floral, sweet, citrus, exotic, spicy and seductive are the most common fragrance mixes. A light sweet, floral or citrus fragrance is a great choice to wear in the daytime hours. Save the exotic, spicy or seductive fragrances for sizzling up your nights. Give any scent you're considering a test spin and wait until the lengthy middle note emerges to make your final decision. Try out several different types of fragrances to find the ones you love.
Those high school days of drenching yourself in body spray are long over. Apply your fragrance with a light hand so it is only detectable in an embrace. Smooth perfume on your wrists, but skip rubbing them together, as the warm friction on the skin causes the perfume notes to evaporate faster. Place a touch on your neck under each ear and sweep a bit on the nape of your neck. The back of your knee is also an alluring spot for a spritz of fragrance. If you apply too much, use a wet wipe to tone down the scent and follow it with a layer of unscented lotion.
Fragrances start to break down in as little as three to six months. The top notes start to degrade in temperatures above 75 degrees. The bathroom is the worst place to store your perfumes due to the moist conditions and frequent temperature shifts. Keep your perfume in a cool, dry place away from light. If you won't use a bottle up in six months, seal it in a plastic bag and keep it in the refrigerator.