Summer Scent-sation: How to Wear Fragrances in the Heat

Summer is the perfect time to experiment with fragrances, but wearing the wrong scent or applying it incorrectly can quickly turn into a disaster. With the hot and humid weather, it's essential to choose fragrances that are light, refreshing, and appropriate for the season. In this blog post, we will share some tips on how to wear fragrances in the summertime.

Choose Lighter Fragrances

In the summertime, it's best to choose fragrances that are lighter and less overpowering. Heavy and intense fragrances can become too cloying in the heat, and no one wants to be the person who makes others nauseous with their scent. 

(Side note: Opt for fresh and citrusy fragrances, such as lemon, bergamot, grapefruit, or mandarin, that have a light and refreshing scent.)

Consider the Concentration

It's also essential to pay attention to the concentration of your fragrance. Eau de toilette (EDT) is generally lighter and less concentrated than eau de parfum (EDP). If you prefer stronger scents, look for fragrances with a lighter concentration of perfume oils. This will definitely help to avoid overwhelming others with your scent in the hot weather.

Apply to Pulse Points

When applying fragrances, it's best to apply them to your pulse points. These areas generate more heat and can help to activate and enhance the fragrance. However, avoid applying too much fragrance, as this can become overwhelming in the heat.

Pulse Points Include:

  • Wrists
  • Elbows
  • Neck
  • Back of legs
  • Behind the ears

Avoid Direct Sunlight

Direct sunlight can cause your fragrance to break down and evaporate quickly. To avoid this, apply your fragrance in a shaded area or indoors, away from direct sunlight. You can also consider carrying a travel-sized fragrance in your bag to reapply throughout the day if you lose any of the scent on your skin.

In the end, using perfumes in the summer demands a little additional care and attention. Choose scents that are light and refreshing, pay attention to concentration, apply to pulse points and avoid direct sunlight. You can smell marvelous and feel confident all summer long if you follow these tips.