Fragrance 101: Fragrance Dos and Don’ts

pizap.com14717176111251Fragrance Dos:

  • DO wear your favorite scent as much as you want
  • DO use an open fragrance as quickly as possible because the scent does change over time
  • DO apply fragrance directly to the skin focusing on the pulse points
  • DO layer your fragrances for the most impact

Fragrance Don’ts:

  • DON’t expose fragrances to extreme heat or cold
  • DON’t try more than three scents at once when smelling scents to decide which you like because your nose won’t be able to differentiate between the scents
  • DON’t spray on too much of a fragrance at a time. A little usually goes a long way. Usually two spritzes tops!

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Fragrance 101: Body Spray vs. Perfume

pizap.com14714787003231Which do you prefer body sprays or perfume sprays? I love either depending on the situation. Body sprays are great if you are just looking for a light scent or a light refresher on the go. Perfumes are great for a night out or a lasting scent that lasts longer than most body sprays. Basically it is up to your preference, but body sprays are usually lighter in scent and not intended to last a very long time while perfumes are heavier in scent and tend to last longer.

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Fragrance 101: Pulse Points

If you wear any sort of fragrance, you have probablyimg_20160101_182749 wondered where it is best to apply it. The places that it is best to apply your favorite fragrances are called pulse points and they are the same for men and women. In the picture to the left, I took a picture of myself and pointed out the main pulse points. Most people know about their hair, wrist, and collarbone, but did you know that behind the ears, elbows, knees, and on your ankles were also good pulse points? Why pulse points? They are the places that the fragrance is most likely to linger and keep you smelling like your fragrance longer. Something else that I heard to do and like doing myself is to spray the fragrance into the air and then walk through it and you get a nice overall fragrance. You can even do that in addition to applying the fragrance to the pulse points.

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Fragrance 101: Layer It for Longer Lasting and More Powerful Fragrance

pizap.com14713052768571The best way that you can have your fragrance last longer is to layer it. Avon offers for the Avon Senses line Shower Gels, Lotions, and Body Sprays. This is so you can even layer your lighter fragrances. For the Avon Fragrances for Her many fragrances offer a shower gel and a body lotion in the same fragrance as the Eau de Toilette Perfume. For the Avon Fragrances for Him many of those come in the cologne, an after shave with the same scent, and a hair & body wash in the same scent. Man or woman you can layer your favorite fragrances to make them last longer. Lots of times these products can be bought as a set so you can even save while purchasing them instead of having to purchase them individually.

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Fragrance 101: Fragrance Notes

pizap.com14712240531131Did you know that fragrances contain three different notes? Each note brings  a different layer to the fragrance.

The three notes are the top, middle, and base notes.

The top note is the first that you smell and it is what grabs your attention and pulls you into the scent.

The middle note gives the overall fragrance its scent and is the body of the fragrance.

The base note is the scent that lingers and brings depth to the fragrance.

The potency of each note depends on the amount of oils of a particular scent that are part of the fragrance. This is why some fragrances are stronger and others are lighter. The different notes is why some fragrances smell different when you first smell them compared to after the smell has lingered awhile.

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Favorites Friday: Mark Crazy for Cranberry Hand Cream and Product Line


I’m starting a new series of videos and scopes on Periscope as well as blog posts sharing some of my favorite Avon products. This week I chose to share about the Mark. Crazy for Cranberry fragrance in the Mark. Bath and Body line of products.  I have the hand cream so specifically I reviewed the hand cream, but all of the products would be great to use if you think or decide that you like this fragrance. This one is a limited edition so stock up before it is all gone. If you are on Periscope you can follow me @amandabeautytip. You can watch a replay of the video below at the bottom of this post. Thanks for reading/watching and I hope you find this article helpful.

The fragrance notes are cranberry, fruity rose, and vanilla bean. I mostly smell the fruity citrus scent when I wear it on myself. I really love this smell and think you will too if you like fruity fragrances. The hand cream also really does make your hands feel smooth after use for quite awhile as long as you aren’t washing your hands too frequently. Plus, the fragrance lasts for some time as well.

The hand cream is 100 ml or 3.4 fluid ounces and is $6.00 regularly priced. There is also a 3-in-1 body wash that can be used as Shampoo, body wash, and bubble bath. The line also has a body mist, body butter, and body scrub. You can check out the entire line as well as the other fragrances that Mark. has to offer by visiting my representative website or contacting your Avon Representative. You can view product reviews of some of the products from other representatives and customers when you visit the product item on my website. Scroll down for current coupon code offers.

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