Archive | September, 2011

Ways to make your Perfume last [part 2]

28 Sep

6. Don’t spray perfume on top of clothes, always apply before getting dressed.

7. Instead of spraying your hair, spray your hair brush and lightly brush your hair with it.

8. To achieve extra moisture, rub Vaseline on your pulse points. Doing so will make the scent stick better to your skin.

9. To distribute the scent over your entire body, spray perfume in the air and walk through it.

10. Place perfume infused cotton balls in your bra instead of spraying directly on the skin where swear and irritation can occur.

Purchasing Perfume as a Gift

25 Sep

Everyone has their own personal preferences when it comes to fragrances. Never purchase a perfume just because you like it. Just because you are more drawn to a fragrance, doesn’t mean your loved ones are too. If you know the type of perfume your loved one wears, the easier your purchase will be. Pay attention in case they have mentioned a certain perfume in the past. Also make sure what perfume category she likes. Does she like floral scents or muskier scents? Continue reading

Ways to make your Perfume last [Part 1]

23 Sep

1. Layer your fragrance. Start in the shower with shower gel, preferably one that matches your perfume.

2. Pulse Points are very important when applying perfume, they are areas on your body, like the temples or the bend of the elbow that produce heat.

3. Always apply lotion before applying perfume, because dry skin makes the perfume evaporate quicker.

4. Don’t rub your wrists together if you have sprayed perfume on them. Doing so will only compress the scent instead of allowing the scent to develop naturally with your own body chemistry.

5. The best time to put on perfume is after a shower.

History of Perfume

19 Sep

Definition of Perfume- A pleasing, agreeable scent or odor.

The word perfume comes from the Latin word ‘Parfumare’- to fill with smoke. In the old days people would light incense and aromatic herbs for a pleasant scent during religious rituals.

Ancient Egyptian Perfume Bottle

The Egyptians were the first to use perfume for personal uses by wearing hats with wax on top with perfume inside, and the wax would melt during the day because of the heat and would make a woman smell good all day long. They were also the first people to invent glass and later on perfume bottles. When the Greeks fell in love with the Egyptian fragrances, they invented the first liquid perfume made out of fragrant powder and heavy oils. The Romans bathed up to three times a day in fragrant oils and even bathed their dogs and horses in them. After the Roman Empire fell and Christianity rose, the use of perfume decreased dramatically. Continue reading

Smell your zodiac sign

13 Sep
Astrological signs

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Instead of reading your daily horoscope, now you can smell it too thanks to Ban Labs Limited, a healthcare and a cosmetic firm that created a perfume called “Signature”. It will come in 12 different fragrances matching the 12 different zodiac signs. The company has worked with Astrologers to get the right kind of scent for each sign. This perfume is expected to be released within the next couple months.

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Attract Men & Look Younger

6 Sep

According to the “Early Show” there is a perfume out there that is clinically-proven to attract men and make them flirt with you. The name of the perfume? Eau Flirt by Harvey Prince. They have used scientific proven key scents, such as pumpkin and lavender to lure men in. A smell test conducted by CBS said that it beat Chanel No. 5. And while doing a product search on Google, the description reads that this is the first anti-aging perfume for women. So using this perfume will not only make you appear younger but it will also make men flirt with you. I say nice advertising campaign.