Spraying Perfume on Skin VS Clothing, Which is Better?

28 December 2022


No matter the occasion, a fine-quality perfume can always boost your confidence and enhance your presence. Understanding where to apply perfume is important for maintaining longevity of the fragrance throughout the day. Where do you usually apply your perfume?

Most people spray perfume onto their skin or clothing before going out and about. But did you know that each of these methods apparently have their own set of benefits and drawbacks? Take a look!

If perfume is sprayed onto skin…


  1. The liquid will hold onto your skin’s natural oils, creating a personal and unique scent specific to your body. This is why the aroma of the same perfume may differ from one person to the next. Perfumes typically last longer on moisturized skin, so it is advisable to apply perfume on your skin after a shower.
  2. Spraying perfume on pulse points and warm areas of the body – such as the wrists, neck, inner elbows, and behind the ears – will help optimize the projection of the fragrance.


  1. For individuals with sensitive skin, spraying perfume directly on the skin can potentially trigger allergic reactions and skin problems. So if you have sensitive skin, it is recommended to avoid perfumes that contain alcohol, and to always perform a patch test on your skin before use.
  2. Scent applied onto the wrists can fade quickly if you wash your hands frequently. For those who sweat a lot, perfume on the skin may also evaporate and neutralize faster than someone who sweats very little.

If the perfume is sprayed onto clothes…


  1. It is likely to last longer because fabric can absorb fragrance oils into its fibers. Perfume sprayed directly onto skin tends to evaporate faster in comparison, especially if you have dry skin.
  2. In hot weather, fragrance can also last longer on clothing than on the skin (because skin that sweats encourages evaporation of fragrance oils). In addition to spraying perfume on clothes, you can also add a little perfume to your hair to distribute more fragrance in the air around you.


  1. Some perfumes contain natural ingredients such as essential oils, and synthetic colorants that are safe for skin but may cause stains on clothes. This is why we recommend performing a patch test on the fabric beforehand and avoiding contact with delicate and easily damaged fabrics, such as silk.
  2. Strong perfume scents can linger on clothes even after washing. When you spray another perfume on top of it, the combination of different aromas may wind up smelling unpleasant.

So, which method do you think is better? There is no right or wrong answer – feel free to use perfume in any way that best suits your needs. If you’re looking for more tips, tricks, and insightful information about perfume, be sure to explore our collection of other blogs available on our website.

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