Haven’t you ever come across someone who smelled so good all the time that you wondered what their secret was?! Who wouldn’t want to smell like they bathe with flower petals every single time? Of course, showering often is a no-brainer, but there are some hacks that these impeccably smelling people have certainly mastered.
We reveal a few things that people who smell good ALWAYS do. Read on to smell great ALL the time…
1. They don’t have dry skin
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Staying hydrated is utterly important for your general health as well as for keeping your skin moisturized. Dry skin dissipates perfume much more easily and quells its long-lasting power. Fragrances smell better on moisturized skin and stay on for way longer.
2. They spritz their sheets
Spritzing your pillows and sheets is must-try hack, which allows a scent to envelope you while you sleep. Obviously, you don’t want to use something overpowering that will irritate you at night - just something mild and pleasant.
3. They pay attention to their detergent and clothes
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Sure, your clothes get washed with Tide or Surf Excel, which is completely fine. But you may want to pay better attention! There are plenty of higher-end detergents and fabric softeners available today that are influenced by the fine-fragrance market. You may want to invest in one that will definitely leave your wardrobe and you feeling ultra-fresh.
4. They know that what you eat affects your body’s natural odour
It’s important to pay close attention to what you put into your body if you want to smell good. Our Indian food is full of spice, onions and garlic - which taste good, sure, but seriously aren’t doing our natural odours any favours. What you eat can show through your pores for upto 48 hours after your meal. Also, what you eat can also affect how effective a perfume is on your skin. The thought of being smelly is motivation enough to up our intake of fresh fruits, veggies, and proteins to keep the body smelling fresh. Alcohol can also have adverse effects on our natural odours, so you may want to swap that cocktail for a green juice! :P
5. They practice layering their fragrances
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There’s a reason why you get lotions, soaps, and shower gels in your favourite fragrances. Use them all to build up the scent and help it linger for much longer on your skin. You can even experiment with layering different scents that have a few common ingredients. Musks are great to throw into the mix for a sexy, worn-in touch to your signature scent.
6. They are always prepared
Carry a sugarless gum in your purse at all times to fight bad breath as well as a travel-sized rollerball perfume for instant freshness when you’re on the go. Invest in dry shampoo and hair perfume to keep your locks smelling great even if you haven’t washed them. Spray it on in the morning and again in the evening.
7. They spray smart
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You’ve probably never really put much thought into where to spray your perfume, but you really should! Go beyond the wrists and keep focused on your hot spots or pulse points - these are areas of your body that are the warmest. Apart from your wrists, the inside of the elbows, the back of your knees, the ankles and calves, below the midriff and the neck are some areas where you should spray your perfume. It helps to spray behind your ears, on your chest and on your pubic area too.
8. They know when to spray
Spraying all those spots probably sounds like a lot of perfume, right? The trick is to spray about half an hour before you step out of the house and from about a foot away to help it settle. This will help prevent your fragrance from being too overwhelming. For those of you who spritz on your perfume just as you’re rushing out, you may want to rethink your routine. Also, re-applying your perfume through the day is a must.
9. They pick perfumes right
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A whiff from the bottle isn’t the right way to decide if you should buy the perfume. Each scent can smell differently from person to person. Plus, they aren’t cheap! So you might as well be smart about it and invest in one that suits you well. Take a sample and use it for a day or two to see how it smells on you and decide whether it suits you and if you really like it before purchasing it.
10. They go beyond the skin
It’s not just about making yourself smell good, but also about the atmosphere around you. Keep perfumed sachets in your wardrobe and drawers, spritz your couch, and invest in a candle diffuser for your rooms. This helps everything around you smell fresh, which in turn helps you smell fresh!
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