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A lot of women worry about wearing too much perfume. Your fragrance reflects your personality. Choose something that suits you and allow it to become a part of who you are.

Sophia Grojsman is a senior perfumer at International Flavors & Fragrances in New York and has worked on scents for Yves Saint Laurent, Christian Lacroix, and Estée Lauder. Here’s what she had to say:

LET IT DEVELOP

Hold the bottle five to seven inches away from your body and spray each area once. The fragrance should mist onto your skin—if the area feels wet, you’re holding the bottle too close. Fan your wrists through the air a few times, then move them toward your nose. You will begin to smell the fullness of the fragrance on your skin within a few minutes, which is the time it takes for the alcohol solution to develop and release the top notes. At that point, if the scent isn’t strong enough, spritz again. If it’s overwhelming, go into the fresh air and move around a little. The excess will evaporate.

If you’d like to learn how and where to spray your fragrance during the day and for evening, head over to Allure.

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