Perfumes: Surprising Facts and Whispered Myths

Perfumes: Surprising Facts and Whispered Myths

Perfumes: Surprising Facts and Whispered Myths

Perfume is one of the most luxurious beauty tools. Your special scent represents you. So, you might not want to waste your precious elixir, which raises the question: how can you apply the perfume to its full potential and avoid wasting any of it?

Despite the widespread use of perfumes, there are still a lot of surprises and myths about these adorable little vials of delight. Today, we will dispel some of the common ones that will certainly spark some interest, enabling you to enjoy your top-dollar essence.


  1. The scent of the perfume changes throughout the day.

Our scent is influenced by the many notes of fragrances, the ingredients they contain, the weather, and the chemistry of our skin. You might feel that the same scent on two people smells different.

  1.   Store your perfume in a dark dry place, to make it last longer.

The ingredients in perfumes break down in the presence of heat, light, and humidity, so keeping your bottles out of these places, such as bathrooms and cars, is vital to maintaining the freshness of your scent.

  1.   Perfume is applied to the pulse points because they radiate heat.

Due to the proximity of the blood vessels to the skin’s surface, the pulse spots on your wrist are warm, making them the perfect location for perfume application.

  1.   Moisturized skin holds fragrance for a longer period.

Since creams are moisture-resistant, they retain the aroma on your skin much longer than direct perfume application. Another tactic is to apply perfume immediately after a bath while your skin is still damp, since the moisture helps the fragrance last longer.  

  1.   You can’t smell your perfume after a few minutes.

This phenomenon, known as olfactory adaptation or “nose fatigue,” has much to do with how our brain senses danger. Once we become familiar with a smell and our brain perceives it as safe; it blocks it, however, the aroma is still there. 


  1. Perfumes don’t go bad.

This is a fairytale. Perfumes do go off over time as the perfume’s aroma evolves.  Hence, if they are given a little love, i.e., stored properly, they survive for a good period of three to five years.

  1. Expensive perfumes smell better.

This is entirely false. Several perfumes don’t break the bank yet still smell luxurious. When buying expensive fragrances, you pay for the brand, not the scent itself.

  1.   You need to rub your wrists together when putting on perfume.

Perfume should be dabbed, not rubbed. Rubbing the fragrance may cause the top notes to evaporate more rapidly. Moreover, as it blends with your natural oils, it quickly changes the aroma of the perfume.

  1.   Shake your perfume before spraying.

Instead, handle it gently! Shaking it will develop air bubbles in the concoction, leading to oxidation and thereby reducing its quality over time.

  1.   Spritz and walk through it.

Carelessly spritzing the perfume will surely just waste your fragrance and nothing more. Your scent develops much better through the day when it is applied to the pulse points.


Were you aware of these? Consequently, there are many more presumed beliefs and nonsense myths lingering in today’s scientific world every now and then. However, it should not be trusted without logical backing.

Perfume is an art form in a bottle. Cherish it! If we were able to help you solve some mysteries today, Trend Perfumes has some pleasant surprises for you in our full range of fragrances.A branded perfume is a fragrance that has been created and marketed by a specific company, usually a well-known and established brand in the beauty or luxury industry. These perfumes are often associated with a particular image or lifestyle and are designed to appeal to a certain demographic.