Mon. Dec 5th, 2022
Perfume Pulse Points

Are you applying and re-applying your perfume several times throughout the day ? Does your fragrance seem to fade into the sunset not long after you start your day ? Maybe you are simply ‘doing it wrong’. Well, stay tuned as we conduct our investigation !

You may have heard the phrase Perfume Pulse Points when referring to the best place to spray your favorite fragrance. Well, there is a lot of debate whether these Perfume Pulse Points are Fact or Fiction.

Perfume Pulse Points

In this post we will reveal where these areas are and, how your favorite fragrance will react when sprayed there. We will also present both sides of this popular debate allowing you to decide for yourself about Perfume Pulse Points – Fact or Fiction.

We have discovered a few twists and turns when researching this saga, so be sure to stay to the end.

So, What Exactly Are PULSE POINTS ?

First of all, what exactly are pulse points? They are areas of the body where blood vessels are close to the surface of the skin. These points include the wrists, behind the ears, and in the crooks of the elbows, the neck, temples, the groin area, behind the knee and the abdomen (belly button). Applying perfume to these areas is said to be more effective because the body heat associated with blood vessels near the skin surface helps to distribute the fragrance.

So what are you thinking ? Please continue as we dive deeper….

Is It Really True – Fiction

First, let’s dispel the myth that perfume will last longer when applied to pulse points. REALLY ? While it’s true that the body heat helps to diffuse the scent, the fragrance will actually evaporate faster because of the increased blood flow. However, pulse points are still a good place to apply perfume because they are places where we tend to sweat more.

The fragrance will mix with our natural scent and create a unique smell that is personal to us. And, because pulse points are often exposed (think wrists, neck, and behind the ears), they are also good places for other people to catch a whiff of our perfume.Perfume Pulse Points

Although there does not appear to be any scientific evidence to support the claims that perfume lasts longer when applied to these pulse points, many people swear by this method, claiming that they can smell their perfume all day long.

So, whether the pulse point method actually works (scientifically), is up for debate. But one thing is certain: whether fact or fiction, the pulse point method is a great way to enjoy your favorite scent.

Is It Really True – FACT

Experts tell us to get your fragrance to last all day you should apply it to the following areas or PULSE POINTS.

  1. Behind the top of your ears, because in addition to being a major pulse point the skin in this area has a little more natural oil which tends to hold the scent better making it last much longer throughout your day.
  2. Inside of the elbow, wrists are good but, inside the elbows are sooo much better. Not only is this area of your body a pulse point, the crook of your elbow is tucked away in the bend of the arms which will tend to slow the release of the scent making it last longer.
  3. In your belly button, that’s right folks, spray a little scent into your navel. This area of your body radiates a lot of heat which will definitely enhance the scent.
  4. Behind your knees, really ? That’s right, this soft area is one of those sought-after pulse points. Definitely include it as you prepare for that special evening.
  5. The neck has always been a favorite place to dab or spritz your favorite fragrance

No matter what stand you take on this debate, Pulse Points are still a good place to apply perfume because they are places where we tend to perspire a little more. The fragrance will mix with our natural scent and create a unique smell that is personal to us.Perfume Pulse Points

A beautiful fragrance has the ability to instantly lift your mood and self-confidence. Women everywhere have always wished that the scent they chose will last for the whole day. Unfortunately, this has not always been the case. This is where the Perfume Pulse Points step in to assist.

Professional Perfumers are now telling us that in order to help your fragrance last longer, to apply it to your favorite Pulse Points. No matter where you stand on the “Perfume Pulse Points – Fact or Fiction” debate, give it a try, you just might have discovered the answer to your prayers.

Other Considerations

In addition to the wrists and neck, perfume can also be applied to the hair, clothing, ankles, and calves. Applying perfume to the hair is a good way to add a touch of scent to your hair without making it feel oily or weighed down. Simply spray a small amount onto a brush or comb and run it through your hair.

You can also add a few drops of perfume to an oil diffuser and apply it to your hair before styling. As for clothing, adding a few spritzes of perfume to your favorite scarf or sweater can help to infuse it with a pleasant scent.

And when it comes to ankles and calves, applying perfume to these areas can help to create a light, airy scent that lingers in the air as you move. By taking advantage of these other areas, you can enjoy your perfume in new and unexpected ways.


As you can see, the jury is likely still out deciding on the Perfume Pulse Points – Fact or Fiction debate. As for the rest of us, why not use some ideas in this article to enhance the scents we wear.

Thank you for reading to the end. We hope you found what you were looking for. Why not leave us a comment, we would love to hear from you.

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  1. I absolutely love perfume.  I have quite a few and a few favourites that I keep for special occasions.  Your tips on where to spray the perfume are great I never knew about the belly button but will definitely try it out.  I usually spray on my wrists and neck but I’m now going to concentrate on the inside of my elbows as well.  I may try the back of my knees and ankles in summer.  Thanks for the great tips.

    1. Hello Ruth, thanks so much for your comments, we appreciate receiving your feedback.

      Yes, my wife really loves perfumes as well. I was quite fascinated when doing the research for this post. I had no idea as to why one would spray their fragrance on any particular part of their body, but now we all know. 

      Yes, I think most women would do as you have been doing, the wrists and neck maybe. So why not be a little more adventurous, right.

  2. Hi William,
    Unfortunately, I am actually unable to use perfumes as strong scents really get to me and my husband. If I do wear perfume, it has to be a very subtle scent and I use it very sparingly. I have never heard of some of these pulse points you mentioned though. For example, putting the perfume in the navel or elbows are areas I have not heard to put perfume in before. These are all great ideas I will share with people I know who do use perfumes.
    On a side note, my brother used to spray his cologne in the air and run under it. I always thought that was sort of wasteful and odd, but whatever works I guess. Your pulse points definitely seem like better places to me. I love how you mention putting the perfume in these spots mixes it with our sweat and creates a unique scent.
    Thank you,

    1. Hey Chastity, thanks so much for stopping by and commenting, we appreciate it. Oh wow, that’s too bad about you and perfume. I guess the only thing you can do is use those fragrances that are not as strong. The eau de fraiche should be ok for you if it is the strength of the scent that bothers you as it has the least concentration of essential oils. Some people are also sensitive to the alcohol in their fragrance. Perhaps that is something to consider.
      ‘Pulse Points were new to me as well, I think it is very interesting that a scent will last longer depending upon where you place it, right.
      I have included another recent post here that you may be interested in.
      Take care,

  3. I can’t say that I have placed a huge emphasis on the use of perfume, but I never leave home without applying at least two sprays of a favourite scent.

    To apply perfume on my ankles or calves has never occurred to me.  Neither has to apply perfume to the crook of my elbow or behind the knees or other bodily parts mentioned in your post.

    My Perfume Pulse Points have always been my wrists and my neck.  That has always been the way I have made use of perfumes I enjoy.  However, I found it fascinating to learn about the many Pulse Points throughout the human body.

    Thank you.

    1. Hi Valerie, thank you so much for stopping by and leaving your comments. We do appreciate it.

      You know, my wife, and I think many, many women around the globe are very much like you, placing their favorite scent on their wrists and necks. In the article we talk about how to make a scent more noticeable, and to last longer. That is where the Perfume Pulse Points come into play. In these locations our bodies tend to produce more heat resulting in your fragrance being more noticeable. Of course a scent will last longer if the concentration of the scented essential oil is higher. These perfumes tend to cost a little more.

      However, as you have stated, it is good to know where these Perfume Pulse Points are should you want to take advantage of them.

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