12.10.10

Tuesday tip: Spritz your pits!


Hi chapettes!

I had another tip lined up for you tonight, I wrote half of it this morning, but am not really feeling it now. So rather than stare at the screen uselessly, I thought I'd share a great little perfume tip that has helped me lately. Although I have presented it a bit ridiculously, I hope it will help anyone in my situation...

I don't know about you, but I'm always striving to achieve the 'walk-by effect' with my perfume. You know when someone walks past you and then you get an intoxicating waft of their delightful perfume and you can't help but stop them and ask what it is? It's as though their perfume is more of an aura than an aroma. Auroma, if you will! Well, that's what I call 'the walk-by effect'.

I have suffered years at the hands of invisible perfumes. Apparently if you have dry skin your skin just absorbs the perfume and it stops smelling. That must be me, because I've had Cacharel Amor Amor, Thierry Mugler Angel and Vera Wang Rock Princess in the last few years and hardly anyone has remarked about my exquisite stench! Maybe I am generally a bit stinky and I don't realise, and this just overpowers the perfume. I can only hope to god that this is not the case. Regardless, with perfume costing about £35 a pop, I want to know someone can bloody smell it!

Anyway, a friend recently told me that instead of spraying it all over our necks and wherever else, we ought to be spraying it in an area which I think can only be described as our 'collarbone pits'. If we are spritzing in these little nooks, the perfume just sits there happily instead of disappearing at the first sign of a light breeze!

I actually started doing this a couple of weeks ago, and I kid you not, I am getting compliments on my perfume left right and scent-re! People at work, people I've never met... My Calvin Klein Euphoria is going down a storm. I have even bewitched Alex into a state of total submission, and I haven't had to do an ounce of housework since ! Okay, that was a lie, but you can't win 'em all. Here's a pic to clarfiy the pit region:



So if you feel nasally invisible to others like I once did, maybe you ought to try spritzing your collarbone pits!

Do any of you have any other tips to up our stench factor? Please share!!

56 comments:

  1. ooh i shall certainly be trying this one out Gem!
    i got some new perfume for my birthday and will be seeing if I can get that effect xx

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  2. ooh! Interesting.. ill be giving that a try!
    I also find that if you spritz some in your hair it holds the smell too :)

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  3. I work as a (get ready for this OFFICIAL title) Fragrance Advisor and you are indeed right, it's a pulse point (so it behind your ears but i don't recommend it!) now, free samples anyone?! xx

    p.s good choice on Rock Princess, love it but its discontinued now.

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  4. omg this has helped me SO much. I feel the same, i spend money on my perfumes and then i don't get any compliments or anything!? and i want people to smell it. so i couldn't thank you enough for this tip :)

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  5. Ooh v interesting! For years I thought I was a bit nasally invisible myself! But I think some people might hold the scent better or something? Anyhoo whenever I wear Vivienne Westwood Boudoir I ALWAYS get compliments but I guess that's because it smells heavenly! Good tip and I like the words you've coined!

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  6. This made me chuckle! Great tip! I love it when a bloke walks past and has the nicest smelling man perfume that makes you want to turn on your heels and chase him! I can actually hang coat hangers off my collar bones! No joke! Its quite grosse but a great party trick :)

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  7. Huuumm I'm gonna try this tip and see it it works with me XD Thanks xox

    http://takane-openingmymind.blogspot.com/

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  8. Great tip (not curious at all ;o) )... I'll try it tomorrow.

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  9. What a good idea - I will have to try it! I'm so glad you've got the auroma/walk by effect you've been searching for ;)

    X

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  10. Apparently behind the knees is a good place to help acheive the walk by effect. Most of my perfumes clock in over 70 quid a pop...and luckily I know they work. Had Jean Paul Gautier on the other day and boyfriend knew it instantly. Love me some walk-by. x

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  11. Ahh this is a great tip - I never seem to achieve the walk-by effect so definitely trying this! x

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  12. I can't seem to get that effect with perfume either. :( It wears off really fast on me no matter what or how much I use. x

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  13. Haha this is ace! I'm a real big 'scent' person, as in I'm sensitive to scents lol I'm a sucker for perfumes and manfumes! I will definitely be doing this! :)
    Thank you Gem! x

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  14. amazing tip! i tend to pour the whole bottle on me before i go out. ha.
    can't wait to try this. x

    noheroinherskyx.blogspot.com

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  15. Sooo going to be doing this. Thanks Gem!

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  16. When I first saw the word 'pits' I though you meant spray it all over your armpits haha. But. definitely going to try "collarbone" pits. Thanks for the tip - can't wait to see if it works x

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  17. When I first saw the word 'pits' I though you meant spray it all over your armpits haha. But. definitely going to try "collarbone" pits. Thanks for the tip - can't wait to see if it works x

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  18. deffo gonna try this one (:
    i've always wanted to achieve that effect!

    xoxo

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  19. Haha, this is hilarious! Makes me wish I had some perfume!

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  20. Oooh, hot tip. I know what you mean about the "walk by effect" - I want that effect too, damn it. Shall be giving this a whirl as soon as I get paid and can buy a fancy scent! x

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  21. I always find perfumes wear off quickly too no matter how much you put on.i will try this one out.i dont very often get the walk by effect either i think the perfumes that iv worn that have earned me comments on them are christian dior Addict, clinique aromatics elixir,stella mccartney stella in two oh and maybe daisy by marc jacobs, i really like that one. also wanted to say iv seen you mention louise rennison books on your blog and i liked the sound of them, i have never read any before but i saw one at the bootale this sunday for a £1 i brought it.x

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  22. Ha! I must be the only one that does not like the walk by effect!

    Too many times someone has walked by me and ive almost been gassed by the strengh of their perfume....ew so strong you can almost taste it....nasty!

    I think its best to be subtle so only the lucky people you get close too notice what perfume you have on. Its more classy that way :) xo

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  23. Ooh I'll be giving this a try! I strive and fail for the auroma effect. Someone once told me that if you spritz the perfume into the air and walk through it you get a better spread of scent (which is a very weird phrase to type but hopefully it makes sense). That might be so, but it doesn't seem to make it stick around any longer!

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  24. You crack me up gem, you really do haha. Love it. When I worked at the perfume shop they told me never ever to rub your wrist together, to only pat them, as it rubs the notes away or some rubbish. Also putting on your points, behind your knees, ears and now as you have so rightly pointed out your collabone pits LOL. I love Euphoria, glad you no longer wreak....joke. Long may you linger From Gem with Love xxxx

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  25. Hehe, I'll try this tomorrow for I live for compliments ;) I generally spray perfume on my clothes and not myself (mainly a coordination issue) but I also like picking up a shirt or scarf or dress and having that lovely scent wafting up to me. It's probably way over-powering to others, but it makes me smile.

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  26. I worked at lush for four years and it took a whole moth for the smell to fade from my clothing. One tip is never rub your wrists together it you have perfume on, it will change the tone of the perfume. I always pile my hair up and spray a little at the ends, your hair will hold the scent. I love angel and when every I where it people always ask what it is, at the same time it is not a headache inducing scent. Great post I love the picture with placement details :)xxxxx

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  27. How very interesting...I will definitely give this a shot.

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  28. Off to try it today!
    Oh, I love all your perfumes you wear; good choices!
    UO x
    http://unionolivia.blogspot.com/

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  29. Gt=reat wee tip - I'll be giving it a go today! Thanks x

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  30. One of the best tips yet! I've always wondered how some people get the 'walk-by' effect. Definintely going to be doing this in future.

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  31. gonna try this out too! i usually just do my wrists and neck and occasionally spray my hair too.

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  32. ahahahahha collar bone pits.

    I am trying this one out in immediate effect.

    xxx

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  33. Your name for them is hilarious! Collarbone pits... I'm in stitches! I think they're called 'salt cellars' - well that's what my mum calls them anyway. I'm definitely trying this!

    Leia

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  34. Great tip - I will definitely be trying this out!

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  35. Ooh good tip, shall def be trying that!

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  36. really good tip!..it works!:P ..sometimes it's not where you put it is the perfume, so i heard that before you buy it try it on and then just walk for a while (like go and see clothes or something:P) and if by some time after you can smell it it's good for you.:P

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  37. aha, my dad does this all the time to his perfume so now i know why! <3

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  38. this made me giggle! i once read you should put it in your tummy button..

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  39. I'll certainly try this I get some compliments at school from someone but only if I sit next to her because she's abit crazy she smells people for the fun of it but I never get many compliments from people no matter how powerful the purfume is even if I can still smell it xx

    http://gingerecstasy.blogspot.com/

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  40. Hey Gem, that's a super tip! Also, if you spray perfume behind your knees of all places, it wafts up during the day apparently! x

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  41. Ahhh am so happy you had this as this weeks tip!! I've always wondered how people achieve that, and now I shall smell like a goddess too :)

    R x

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  42. You little perfume queen! I have to try this.
    The perfume that got the 'walk by affect' with me was the ELLE by YSL one (or something along those lines) I didn't buy it (about 60 euro for a small bottle!) but I tested it on in Brown Thomas and had around 3 random people saying that they loved my perfume. Must get this off 'Santy' for Xmas.

    x x x

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  43. Definitely going to try this! Just got and used Konad for the first time too, I always liked the idea of it but wasn't convinced it would work easily, until I saw you using it! Thanks! x

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  44. I LOVE your blog! I just discovered you through a link on the site pieds-dans-leau.blogspot.com. I am definitely going to use this tip - and holy shit - your title is hilarious

    fashionmademefunky.blogspot.com

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  45. great tip, will be trying this :) xx

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  46. Interesting blog as for me. It would be great to read more concerning that theme. The only thing it would also be great to see on this blog is some pictures of any gadgets.

    Katherine Stepman
    telephone zapper

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  47. You are hilarious Gem, thanks for sharing this brilliant tip. My flatmate always wears Chloe and that is so so strong she always gets the 'walk by effect'!!

    http://daisytempest.blogspot.com/

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  48. Great advice! I'll be trying this out cause my perfume just seems to disappear after like 5 mins! x x



    http://musingsofacrazedartstudent.blogspot.com/

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  49. love the stripes and haha i'm gonna try that method of putting on perfume on ;)

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  50. Tried this little tip, and B A M !
    Even I could smell the hint of perfume all day long!
    BEST TIP EVAH!
    Keep them coming!

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  51. interesting, will have to tell my gf this

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  52. omgeeee i've never been a perfume fanatic because of this precise reason! but i got flowerbomb for my birthday and have been suffocating myself with it just so it will actually have an effect! but now i'll stop wasting it, thank you for your tip! i do spray it on my hair too and i always get a wiff when i flick it around!

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  53. the walk by effect is one of the only things that ever draws attention to me hahah!

    i find spraying it on my hair, or under my chin holds it the best.. whenever you flip your hair you can smell it yourself too! it's lovely haha :) x

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