How perfume enchants you all day long

Be more playful with perfume and use it not only directly on your skin but follow IRMA’S tips to enjoy your favourite scent all day long.

MARRAKECH by AESOP, SELLIER by BYREDO, FREDERIC MALE PORTRAIT OF A LADY, JULIEN RASQUINET/ THE MOON by EDITIONS DE PARFUMS FREDERIC MALLE

IN YOUR LINEN ROOM
Did you know that perfume penetrates your skin much faster when put on a piece of cloths? Make multiple usage of your favourite scent to refresh your wardrobe and spray the perfume on silk paper. Then cover the cabinet board with the paper and place your linen. Cotton balls and pieces of silk cuts are also useful to put in between your lingerie or bed sheets.
SELLIER by BYREDO

 

CREATE YOUR SCENT
Try to combine different perfumes for your own customized favourite scent and pair different flavours together. For example, musk with rose or vanilla. Or stay more in a citrus variations and pair orange zest with grapefruit peal.
MARRAKECH by AESOP & UN BOIS VANILLE by SERGE LUTENS

 

ON YOUR HAIR
A perfume will stay better and longer lasting on hair when it is treated with a hair product before blow drying. Spray some scent on your hair, not directly but from a 30cm distance. Avoid the dry ends. You can also mist some perfume directly onto your brush and then comb your hair carefully.
FREDERIC MALE PORTRAIT OF A LADY, BODY & HAIR OIL is a great mix of a nourishing hair oil and a beautiful scent.

 

EARS & WRIST
You have already seen it in old movies. The ladies are applying their perfume behind the ear lobes This area is a pulse point where the body is much warmer, which will enhance the fragrance.

The same applies for your wrist, another important pulse point. You can also take a velvet or silk ribbon and spray the fragrance onto the ribbon which you can tie around your wrist for an all-day-long scent; renew when needed.

JULIEN RASQUINET/ THE MOON by EDITIONS DE PARFUMS FREDERIC MALLE

 

OVERALL SKIN/ BODY
Make sure that your skin is well moisturized before applying perfume. Body oil is very nutritious for the skin and blends beautifully with the alcohol of the perfume. It also protects your skin from drying out.

FEET
Spray perfume around the ankles. Not only is it refreshing and stimulates the circulation of your legs, it also surrounds your feet all day with perfume. Spray the scent directly on your silk hosiery or the lamb soles in your boots.

 

HANDS & NAILS
Use a nurturing scent which is rich in oil for your hands and nails. I place it directly next to the soap on my sink and use it whenever I washed my hands after moisturizing . Use an extra portion on your nails to make them look shine and glossy.
DIPTYQUE VOILE SATIN

 

ON YOUR LINEN & CLOTHS
Use a slight spritz of Aesop’s Parfum d’Interieur Cythera on your linen & cloths. Take at least an arm length distance when you spray and do not spray on silk and velvet materials. I suggest cutting little linen patches which can be sprayed and stored in between linen in your dressing room.

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