This Is The Most Important Place To Use Perfume And You're Probably Missing It

Smells have the powerful ability to take you back in time to the moment you first experienced them. When you walk past a bakery and smell freshly-baked chocolate chip cookies, it might remind you of childhood when your mother would bake them for you. You might be drawn to a certain person because they smell just like your high school boyfriend or girlfriend, and then you find out they use the same perfume. On this, Pamela Dalton, Ph.D., an experimental psychologist and faculty member at Monell Chemical Senses Center, told Verywell Mind, "Our experience with odors is typically where odor is the backdrop or context for a person, place, or emotional state." That's why smell is so "strongly connected to memories."

Most perfume adds ooze seduction, but there is more to wearing perfume than attracting others. Citrus smells can help wake you up, and smells like lavender are known to relax you, per PopSugar. It's always a great idea to find a signature fragrance that smells like "you," and you might leave a lasting impression. According to scientists, roses and chocolate are among the hottest scents because they contain phenethylamine that makes you happy (via Women's Health). Greta Fitz, founder of Ascention, told Byrdie, "Try dabbing your fragrance on pulse points. Your body heat will activate it throughout the day as a natural diffuser." Most people apply perfume on their wrists (a pulse point), but if you want your fragrance to last longer, you shouldn't skip this place.

Never skip applying perfume here so it can linger all day

Before you walk out the door, you probably spritz a little perfume on your wrists, ears, and neck, but you should also apply a little perfume to your belly button. Steven Claisse, senior perfumer at Takasago and creator of various Clean fragrances told Self, "Any area on your body that radiates heat will enhance a scent, and your belly button does just that." Interesting, right? Hollywood star Liv Tyler is a fan of this little trick. In fact, Tyler told Into the Gloss, "I put little drops on my fingers and put some under my arms and in my belly button. My dad taught me that — if you put it where you heat up, the smell stays with you."

Your body radiates heat from pulse points like the belly button and can intensify your perfume's smell to last longer. The Daily Mail notes that the belly button is "a receptacle for scent," so next time you're baring your midriff, don't forget to add a few drops or spritz a little perfume in that area because you will smell beautiful all day long. It might sound crazy, but you must try it to believe it. Experts consider the belly button "a prime location" for perfumes because its shape acts like "a natural repository for scent" where your body is hotter, per HuffPost. Don't forget your belly button next time you wear perfume, as it will "radiate" the scent for hours.