They say that first impressions are made with your eyes, but lasting impressions are made with your nose. Have you ever noticed that a simple smell can bring back a flood of memories? Maybe the smell of your ex’s perfume or cologne will make you recall nights of dinner dates out on the town. Or maybe the smell of your grandparents house will conjure up childhood memories of doing jigsaw puzzles on your grandparents kitchen table. Your olfactory senses are directly related to your memory. So wearing the right fragrance can be your key to making a lasting impression.
Putting a fragrance on can be just the thing if you want to make a lasting impression. You’ll definitely want this to be a positive impression. The use of fragrances should be subtle and used in moderation. There are countless memos written by human resource personnel to back up that claim. Here are four easy steps you can do to apply just the perfect amount of fragrances. The first step is to find your fragrance. Don’t just put a fragrant on because it’s popular and a designer fragrant. Make sure you actually like how the fragrant smells. Spray a sample of the fragrant on your wrist and wait 20 minutes before smelling it. Do you still like it? If so get it. Step two is to take a shower. Your skin absorbs the fragrance better when it’s wet. Step three is to put lotion on your pulse points. Pulse points are areas on your body such as the inside of your wrist, the crook of your elbows, behind your knees, and the inside of your ankles. Make sure the lotion is unscented. Wait a couple minutes for the lotion to dry. Step four is to do a single spray of fragrance on the pulse point. Remember you don’t want to put too much. The final step is to be confident with your fragrance.
Now that you know how to properly apply your fragrance you’re going to want to choose the right fragrance. When buying fragrances you should know that not all fragrances are created equal. There are some fragrances better suited for different situations. The best fragrance for a daytime scent is a citrus scent or light floral scent. For an evening or night time scent you’re going to want to go with a musky or woody fragrance. Avoid candy fragrances and sugary scents. These are seen as immature and not every attractive. It may result in your date not calling you back or an HR memo being sent your way.
Next time you get ready for that important event. Whether it’s a first date, a job interview, or your anniversary just remember these steps when applying fragrances. It’ll go a long way in creating a lasting impression for you.