Dealing With Excess Or Too Much Perfume.
It has happened to all of us, we have sprayed too much perfume ! Does this sound familiar: we have a new perfume we absolutely love, we are getting ready for the party / work / school / a night out / a date or another special occasion … and boom … it has happened, we sprayed too much perfume. In our enthusiasm, we have been been a ‘little’ too generous and applied too much fragrance.
Instead, of a wonderful aura surrounding we smell as if we have doused our body with an entire bottle, which is clearly too much for close comfort.
Here are a few tips how you can quickly reduce the impact of too much fragrance.
This is the simplest and cheapest solution, just soak a cotton ball with a little bit of rubbing alcohol and apply or wipe the area in question.
Where can you buy it, if you don’t already stock at home ? Typically, a drugstore or chemist offers it for sale but it might be behind the counter (upon request).
This is our fastest and cheapest suggestion.
It also works well if the perfume has accidentally spilled or spread onto your clothes, fabrics or linens. Please be advised though, that you must double-check on an ‘invisible’ area (e.g. inside of your clothes or at the bottom) that the alcohol does not damage your clothes.
This is an old and trusted remedy but you will need spare time.
Make a paste with equal parts of baking soda and warm water. Then apply the mixture to your skin, leave it on for a few minutes and then wash off. The baking soda will soak up the oils of the perfumes and remove the excess perfume.
This may be an unorthodox solution but it works surprisingly well. Set your hair dryer to the highest temperature and direct the hot air at the affected areas. The heat and the air flow remove a surprisingly large amount of the excess in short time.
This solution also works well for perfume spills on clothes.
We call this the elegant solution and it also works well when the excess amount you applied was not as drastic.
On The Go
The ‘faux pas’ has happened while your were out and about or were refreshing yourself in the bathroom.
First solution: does the bathroom have a hot air dryer that you could use and direct at the problem area?
Second solution: do you see an alcoholic wet wipe or an alcoholic hand sanitiser ?
Next solution: do you have access to some unscented (or lightly scented) lotion ? Take a cotton ball or some tissue paper, dab on some lotion, rub it in and then remove it. The oils in the lotion will mix with the perfume and remove it when you wipe off the lotion.
In most cases the ‘faux pas’ will probably not be as bad, as it first feels.
Simply hanging out your clothes to air them or washing the affected areas on your skin with simple soap should solve the problem.
In the worst case scenario, you may have to take a shower or wash your clothes (include some oxygen bleach for best results).