In summer, between the heat and our schedule which is often different from the rest of the year, we sometimes want to lighten up our beauty routine. Summer also changes the situation in terms of perfume: the heat diffuses the odors more intensely, and the perfume evaporates differently with only the base notes, heavy and heady, which remain on our skin…
Without radically changing the way you wear perfume, here are 4 reflexes to keep in mind when pschittering your summer fragrance.
Keep a light hand when wearing perfume
To avoid your own headaches or those of those around you, put on a little less perfume than the rest of the year, and above all, spray it only at the level of the pulse points, which will diffuse the wake throughout. of the day (behind the ears, in the hollow of the breasts, at the level of the wrists, inside the knees…). Convenient to carry in your suitcase or handbag, the roll-on format is perfect for placing the perfume just where you want it.
Perfume yourself cool when it’s hot
At the precise moment when you are going to spray your body with your perfume, keep in mind that it can turn if you are in a room that is too hot (avoid the car which has been left in the sun…) or if you have had a heat stroke and that your skin has sweated.
It should also be remembered that perfume is fragile and above all fears light, temperature variations, heat, and humidity. It is also advisable to keep your perfume in its original packaging (if you still have it), and in a place not exposed to heat and humidity.
Perfume and the sun, are the bad combo
No perfume, even “beach”, goes well with the sun’s rays. Your skin is photo-sensitized by exposure to the sun risks in contact with the perfume, erythema, or pigmented spots. If you are far-sighted, you will have perfumed your clothes 24 hours in advance, otherwise, you can also adopt the “perfume cloud” technique which consists of soaking up a light cloud of “misty” perfume in a room.
Opt for a summer fragrance
As with the fall-winter and spring-summer fashion collections, many fragrances are available on sunny days in Fresh Water, Light Water, Summer Water or Tonic Water. Perfume purists generally set their sights on colognes, which have been dusted off by major perfumers in recent years.
To guarantee a nice juice that refreshes, summer perfumes draw on subtle, citrus and floral notes, with citrus fruits (lemon, grapefruit, orange), fresh flowers (lilac, peony, freesia, jasmine), various fruits (apple, pear, peach, berries, pineapple…), without forgetting more gourmet notes of vanilla and coconut which make a second skin on the beach.