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How To Perfectly Apply Your Fragrance Every Time

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Believe it or not, there is a right way and a wrong way to apply a fragrance. Here are our tips to make the best use of any scent, as well as some mistakes to hopefully avoid along the way.

Less is More When You Know Where to Spritz

Fragrance wearers often over-spray themselves in the morning thinking that it will make their scent last longer. Although this certainly starts the scent off stronger, your fragrance will still fade throughout the day. To avoid overwhelming your senses—and anyone else’s—start the day with 1 or 2 sprays directly on your pulse points. 

Pulse points are warmer areas of the body that act as natural diffusers when emitting a scent. We recommend spraying your wrists and the sides of your neck. For less conventional but still effective areas, try experimenting at the inside of the elbow or the back of the knee.

Rubbing After Spritzing Will Change the Scent

This might be a harder habit to break. After spraying the fragrance once or twice directly on your pulse points, resist the urge to rub it in. Rubbing your wrists together produces heat that will break up the scent’s composition.

You know those First notes that you sense when you spray a fragrance—the ones that probably caused you to fall in love with a scent in the first place? Rubbing will cause these First notes to fade much quicker than intended, changing the overall scent. 

Wear it With Confidence 

Chances are, if you think your fragrance smells good and you wear it with confidence, other people will think you smell great, too. But if you're still worried about what others think, use Scent Space to decide how your fragrance interacts with those around you.

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  • huh never knew that about rubbing the inner wrists together! Definitely going to have to stop doing that lol in my mind it spreads the scent further but I guess I’m really just breaking it down LOL so happy commodity is back!

  • Great tips! Does patting your wrists against each other break down the scent the same as rubbing would?

  • WOW! 60 years and I never knew this?
    Excited to have this info when trying my new Scent space exploration kit that just arrived!

  • Thank you for the reminder and new info.

  • That was nice info.
    I’m glad Commodity picked back up from 5 years ago.


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