Maximise your scent

Thursday, 30 August 2012

Maximise your scentWhether you’re an Angel or a Rebelle, American socialite Olivia Palmero tells us how to make the most out of your fragrance.

1. Spritz fragrance onto heat points of body (wrists, neck, décolletage) and then keep your hands off!

2. Rubbing your wrists together or massaging the fragrance into your body can alter the fragrance.

3. Also, avoid spraying your perfume directly onto your hair. Instead spray from a slight distance onto hands and let it dry briefly. Then pat your head or lightly run your hands through your hair. When fragrances interact directly with your hair it compromises hair’s health and moisture.

FYI: Summer heat and humidity intensifies your scent’s strength. Switch to the scented body lotion for the warmer months, to ensure your scent is lingering – not overpowering.

Written by Olivia Palermo, this article originally appeared on

Image: Dmitriy Shironosov/

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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.

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  1. Rashmee Bagirathi

    My jerseys and clothes seem to wear my heavier scents. My lighter fragrances require constant reapplication.

    3 years ago •

  1. Sue1N

    It does help spraying it onto the hair lightly. Releases fragrance as one moves.

    4 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    I have read elsewhere that rubbing the wrists together crushes the scent.

    4 years ago •

  1. Cass1231

    Thank you, good smelling nice

    5 years ago •

  1. Gee Whiskers

    Great advice! I love wearing perfume!

    5 years ago •

  1. BeautyBloggess

    I love The Phoebe from Friends. Spray into the air and then run through it :D

    5 years ago •

  1. khan

    an awesome read thank you beauty south africa

    5 years ago •

  1. khan

    i love perfume!! nothing else makes me feel ike a real diva!!

    5 years ago •

  1. Antoinette Naidoo

    I use those tricks they do work

    5 years ago •

  1. Humphreys

    I always tend to rub my wrists together (habitual reaction). Now i know not to!

    5 years ago •

  1. DIVA

    Thanks for the article, I didnt know you can apply perfume into hair.

    5 years ago •

  1. Zu

    I like the perfume and body lotion tandem.

    5 years ago •

  1. Lady-T

    Was once told :”Use an unscented body lotion after having a shower. This prevents the fragrances from mixing when you apply your perfume.”

    5 years ago •

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