We get it. You want to smell good so you spray your perfume all over your body and then spray a little more to make sure the fragrance lasts for as long as it could. The problem is, it’s more than enough. And now, you smell like you’ve bathe yourself with an entire bottle — much to the discomfort of those around you.
So what do you do when you’ve sprayed too much perfume or cologne?
Use Rubbing Alcohol to Remove the Excess Fragrance
With an alcohol wipe, gently wipe the area to lessen the fragrance. If you don’t have a wet wipe, use a cotton ball or tissue with a little bit of alcohol. To remove fragrance on your clothes, test the alcohol first on a less visible area, such as the inside of your clothing, to make sure it doesn’t damage the fabric or leave an unsightly mark.
This is a handy tip particularly when you’re on the go.
Wash with Soap and Water
When in doubt, start with a clean slate. Take a quick shower, especially if you’ve sprayed your perfume all over. Washing your skin with soap and water ensures that all traces of the fragrance will be removed. Sure, that’s going to be a waste of your —probably expensive — perfume but starting over is way better than giving people a headache.
Air Out Your Clothes
When you have time and are not in a hurry, air out your clothes to let the fragrance dissipate.
Blow Dry It
Heat and air can effectively lessen the fragrance in a short time. If you have access to a blow dryer, set it at the highest temperature and direct the blow dryer to the affected area. Be careful when directing it on your skin or clothing.
Switch to Solid Perfume
Too much work just to smell good? There is a better way to avoid overdoing it and still smell amazing! Switch to solid perfume. It works the same as your liquid perfume except that it’s more convenient and you don’t have to worry about excessive application.
Made mostly of oils and waxes, solid perfumes are applied on the skin by rubbing a layer of the scent on warm pulse points, such as your wrists, neck, inner elbows, and behind your ears. Unlike liquid perfumes, the scent of solid perfumes is activated by body heat so the scent slowly dissipates. Another advantage of using solid perfume is that you can discreetly freshen up anytime without having to worry about accidentally spraying someone with your perfume. It’s perfect for people on the go.
No one wants to be that guy whose perfume is too strong that it gives the same effect as body odor — people stay away from you. Avoid all the fuss with a solid perfume. Unlike liquid perfume, you don’t have to worry about spraying too much as you can carefully apply the fragrance and add on to it as you see fit.
Ready to make the switch? Check out our line of solid perfumes to get you started!