Ever wondered if there was a proper way to wear perfume? If yes, then you’ll be interested to know, there is! We’ve listed 8 basic tips below. So, let’s begin!

1.. Wear less. This is the most important rule for wearing perfume. You don’t want your scent to precede or succeed you. By wearing just a hint of scent, you can skip a lot of the other rules below. The less perfume you wear, the less problems you have to worry about.

perfume bottle, etiquette from balissande finishing school2.. If you are young, keep it light. Young ladies should not wear heavy perfume. Instead, they should wear something light, fresh, floral, and / or airy.

3.. Do not wear perfumes with scents that resemble a food dish. A dignified lady doesn’t walk around intentionally smelling like bottled apple pie.

4.. Only wear perfume in the evening. This is an older rule that is not much followed today. If you decide not to follow this rule, we recommend you wear perfumes that are light and airy during the day. We also recommend you use less perfume.

For very warm climates, we recommend you wear scents that are very light and simple. The heat and humidity in some areas are so intense people have a hard time breathing the minute they step outside. For such cases, a strong scent can make the situation worse.

5.. Consider where you are going before putting on perfume. Not all places allow perfume. So, make sure you know the rules of the event you are attending before you put on perfume.

Also, wear less to no perfume if you are attending an event that requires people to be boxed in like sardines, like some church services. Someone near you may not enjoy your scent or worse, may be allergic to it.

6.. If possible, avoid inexpensively made perfumes. You should strive to smell expensive, refined, and extraordinary.

7.. Only wear what smells good on you. Just because a perfume is expensive, trendy, or highly recommended, doesn’t mean it’s going to be the best scent on you. We all have our own unique body scents. This causes perfumes to smell differently on each person. So, pay attention to what your nose is telling you. Your perfume should blend beautifully with your own unique body scent.

8.. Do not spray perfume outside your home. Perfume is at its highest concentration when you first spray it. You don’t want to overwhelm anyone outside your home.

lupe velez how to wear perfume, etiquette tips

The most important etiquette rule for wearing perfume is to be considerate. Consider the people around you. Are you overwhelming them with your scent? Are you overpowering everyone else’s scent? Are you making them cough, gag, or sniffle? Are you attending an event where the hostess or host is allergic to perfume?

Remember: the less perfume you wear, the less you have to worry about being inconsiderate.