Why Perfumes are Applied on Pulse Points

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Written by Lucas M. Hall
Discover the secret spots for your favourite scents!
Have you ever wondered why people dab perfume on their wrists? It’s all about the pulse points! Let’s discover why together.
Why Perfumes are Applied on Pulse Points

What Are Pulse Points?

Pulse points are where your heartbeats can be felt through the skin. They are warm spots on our bodies. The heat helps in spreading the scent of perfumes.
Common Pulse Points
Body Part Explanation
Wrists Near to the skin surface.
Neck Close to your nose, too!
Inner elbows They get warm as you move.
Behind the knees Scent drifts up as you walk.
Behind the ears Good spot for a soft smell.
Chest Warm and often uncovered.

Why Perfumes Love Pulse Points

  1. Heat Makes Scents Spread: These warm spots help share your smell.
  2. Longer-lasting Smell: On pulse points, your perfume stays longer.
  3. Natural Diffusers: Your body’s heat pushes the scent into the air.
  4. Better Fragrance Experience: It helps the scent to naturally mix with your own smell.

How to Apply Perfume on Pulse Points

Follow these simple steps for the best scent experience:
  • Make sure your skin is clean.
  • Hold the bottle 3-6 inches away.
  • Lightly spray or dab perfume.
  • Don’t rub it in, just let it dry.
  • Reapply if needed for more smell.
Remember, a little goes a long way! Too much and it might be overwhelming.

Choosing the Right Perfume for Your Pulse Points

Not all perfumes are the same! Here are some tips:
  • Daytime Scents: Go for fresh, light smells.
  • Nighttime Scents: Pick stronger, deeper smells.
  • Your Skin Type: Dry skin may need more scent.
  • The Season: Choose according to the weather.

Pulse Points and Aromatherapy

Did you know? Pulse points are also key in aromatherapy! Aromatherapy uses smells for feeling good. When oils are put on pulse points, it can make you feel calm or awake!
Why Perfumes are Applied on Pulse Points

Do’s and Don’ts of Perfume on Pulse Points


  • Test a new scent on a pulse point.
  • Start with less, you can always add more.
  • Store your perfumes in a cool, dark place.


  • Don’t mix too many scents at once.
  • Avoid spraying perfume on your clothes.
  • Don’t use old or expired perfumes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Are Pulse Points For Perfume Application?

Pulse points are areas on the body where blood vessels are closest to the skin, allowing heat to diffuse fragrance more effectively.

Why Apply Perfume On Wrists?

Applying perfume on the wrists makes the scent more noticeable as the pulse generates warmth, enhancing the fragrance’s diffusion.

Can Neck Pulse Points Enhance Scent?

Yes, neck pulse points emit heat, which helps project the perfume’s aroma, making the scent more pronounced.

How Long Does Perfume Last On Pulse Points?

The longevity of perfume on pulse points can range from a few hours to an entire day, depending on the fragrance’s concentration and formulation.


Now you know why pulse points are so important. They give life to your perfume, making it last longer. Next time you use perfume, remember these spots! Your smell will thank you! Ready to try? Pick your favorite scent and find your pulse!

About the author

Lucas M. Hall

Lucas describes himself as a “certified fragrance expert”, having worked with some of the world’s top perfumeries as a perfume consultant. His love for fragrances has allowed him to help companies create scents that continue to sell out to this day. When he isn’t choosing notes, he helps clients find the perfect fragrance that complements their style and personality. Many high-profile clients have found their signature scent through his advice. During his downtime, Lucas likes to fill his home with the mouth-watering smell of s’mores, scones, and other delectable desserts.

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