It turns out you may be applying your perfume all wrong...

Publish Date
Saturday, 30 December 2017, 4:04PM

When you wear perfume or cologne, do you spray it in front of you and walk into the scented cloud? Or do you spritz a small amount on one wrist and stamp it to the other?

If you want your scent to last longer than five minutes, here's how to apply your fragrance according to an expert.

Speaking to Huffington Post, Patti Kapla, vice president of business development at perfume website FragranceNet.com shared her top tips for getting the most out of perfume.

Where to apply:
The top four areas to spray perfume are the nape of the neck, insides of the elbows, wrists, and the creases behind your knees.

When to apply:
Moisturising before using perfume provides a base for your fragrance to latch onto.

Try the hairbrush trick:
Spray your fragrance onto your hairbrush before running it through your hair. Kapla recommends this over direct spritzing as it may dry hair out.

What not to do:
If you adhere to none of the above, at least subscribe to the golden rule of never rubbing perfume together on your wrists. Kapla says this "breaks up the top notes".