Are you wearing your perfume wrong?

We're all used to applying perfume on our wrists and neck, but should you also be targeting your belly button during your morning routine?

Steven Claisse, senior perfumer at Takasago tells Self magazine your belly button is good for more than just a piercing. Dabbing a few drops of your favorite fragrance on it can help the smell stay with you throughout the day.

Perfume is applied to pulse points, such as neck and wrists, the reason behind it is that these parts of our body radiate heat, enhancing the scent and making the fragrance stay longer.

Even star Liz Tyler says she applies perfume to her belly button, telling Into the Gloss, her famous dad Steven Tyler taught her so that the smell stays with you.

Other pulse points you are probably not spraying are behind your knees and inside your elbows. So even if you're not rocking a crop top or a bikini, make sure you give your belly button a quick spray so you can get your money's worth from that expensive french perfume.

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13 Ways to Make Your Own Perfume

1. DIY Solid Perfume by Hello Natural. This is the perfect sized perfume for traveling or keeping in your purse, and it’s made with beeswax and essential oils.

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2. Homemade Jasmine Perfume by Oh the Lovely Things. Jasmine has been used in treating anxiety and nerves, but it’s also so pleasantly scented. You can now wear it on your skin!

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3. Essential oil roll-on by Little Monster. Mix in your favorite essentials oils in a roll-on vial, and always keep your new purse-friendly perfume at home.

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4. Super Light Perfume by A Nest For All Seasons. If store-bought perfume is too strong and causes you headaches, something lighter is the solution. Plus you can craft a scent that’s typically you.

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5. Solid Perfume Tutorial by Crafts Unleashed. To make sure you can always refreshing with your favorite perfume, make it directly into a locket! This way it will always be handy.

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6. DIY Perfumed Body Powder by Beautylish.  This unconventional perfume comes in the form of powder, which means you can easily wear it even in the hottest of heats.

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7. Homemade Perfumed Vanilla Oil by Jillian in Italy. Vanilla beans, vodka and jojoba oil are the only three ingredients needed to make this perfume. And what a special one it is!

Photo Credit: Jillian in Italy

8. Citrus Sunshine Perfume by  Hello Natural. This natural perfume is made with pure grain alcohol and distilled water, and you can mix your favorite essential oils to create the perfect scent. 

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9. Homemade Eau de Parfume by Design Sponge. The pictured bottle features cedarwood, clove and lavender oil, and it instantly sends your mind to the garden.

Photo Credit: Jen Altman/Design Sponge

11. Lavender Solid Perfume by Mother Earth Living. Not only does this smell lovely, but it also helps relieve headaches and jet leg. A must-have for any woman’s purse!

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12. Sandalwood and Vanilla Solid Perfume Recipe by Mommypotamus.  Musky sandalwood is mixed with smooth vanilla, spicy bergamot and sweet grapefruit to create the perfect scent that complements your personality.

Photo Credit: Mommypotamus

13. Loveswept Solid Perfume by Hello Natural. What does love smell like, you wonder? Easy: this solid perfume! It features jasmine, clove and vanilla essential oils and it’s poured in heart-shaped containers.

Photo Credit: Hello Natural


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