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"The Divatologist Perfume Application Method" Part II

I don't have a problem with either. Honey, B&BW body spray lasts until I wash it off. You know that stuff doesn't last an hour on most folks. My method works well for me and it may work for you. It's a process now, but it works. Lastly, as if this isn't long enough already, my skin regimen.......

I shower daily. I use a thick cotton wash cloth. I start off with lukewarm water. I do not take hot showers, not even in the winter. The CDC states that lukewarm water with soap and a good scrubbing is sufficient in order to clean yourself and remove the germs from the day. I start off with lukewarm water and end the shower with cool to cold water depending on the season. I cool my skin down before I get out of the shower. I DO NOT GET OUT OF THE SHOWER SWEATING!! Getting out of the shower sweating kind of defeats the whole purpose of showering don't you think? I use simple soaps like Ivory or Dial. It doesn't matter. I wash my entire body 3 to 4 times with my soap and wash cloth. I scrub very well. Sometimes I use the soap for my frag of the day if I have it. After I finish washing I leave my entire upper body wet. I dry the bottom half. I sometimes have to add a little more water, but I make sure my upper body is nice and wet. I spray my SOTD on my wet skin. I spray my chest, my stomach, my neck front and back, my arms all over, and then the twins....*giggle*. I take the water and I use it to rub the frag into my skin and all over my upper body. Depending on how strong my frag is, I may spray more or less, but I always do the intial spray.

After rubbing my frag in, I put on my loiton. I have very very dry skin. I use a combination of about 3 to 4 lotions at a time. I use Jergens Ultra Healing, Eucercin Intensive Repair (Green Top), Some type of body butter, and the lotion for my SOTD. I lotion my entire body because I can't stand to be dry anywhere. *Before I put on my clothes, I give myself a quick spray to the chest, neck and arms and then I get dressed*.....Please take note of this statement. It was overlooked by many. I do re-apply before I get dressed. So, in essence I do apply my frag like many of you. I don't just apply right out of the shower. I also apply my frag after I have applied my lotion. Many will argue that perfume should be applied after you lotion. I apply before and after. I think I got it pretty much covered.

Now once a week I do a deep exfoliation. I soak in the tub. I get the water as hot as I can stand it. You can use any type of bath bubbles or whatever. Just get that water hot and soak. I don't have a big tub. So, I have to soak on one side at a time LOL. I try to soak at least 30 minutes. If I don't have anything to do I soak much longer. This loosens up the dead skin. After I soak, I get my weapons of choice. I have exfoliating gloves, which are wonderful and feel so good on the skin. They are like scouring pads. They are rough. I also have one of those puff sponges and a loofah sponge. Again I just use Ivory or whatever. I wash with each using my Ivory. I then repeat the cycle using a different soap. So I wash with the gloves, then I wash with the puff, then I wash with the sponge, and then I wash with my wash cloth. I repeat that cycle once more. Be careful cause the skin can get raw from all the scrubbing. After I've finished, then I let the water out and take a shower. I wash off 1 maybe 2 times and do the same as above. Now, sometimes I scrub a little to hard and I can't wear that much perfume. Honey, when that alcohol hits you, it's like somebody set you on fire lol. So, be careful but scrub, scrub, scrub.

By doing this I get the ultimate in sillage and longevity. My skin is very clean and moisturized and covered with my SOTD. I get many compliments. I'm always told that I smell good. My frags often last until I wash them off and that's usually the next day. So, try this for about a month and see if you notice a difference in how long your frag lasts. This regimen is effective for those who are prone to body odor as well. Just be sure to remove those hairs in those smelly places often. Hair holds odor in the worst way. That goes for men too. I recommend that you remove the hair from those areas that tend to smell at least once a month. You don't have to shave it completely off cause it itches like hell when that hair grows back. Sorry it was so long, but I take my perfume wearing very seriously as you can see. I have it broken down into a science and a scientific process. But you know what...........

I smells gooooooooood.

Fragrant Smooches All............


....helping the world smell better one funky armpit at a time.


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  1. telecaster's Avatar
    AMAZING! Thanks for sharing your method of application. I've been using your method for over a month. This works so well! I have normal to dry skin and it helps my skin and allows me to enjoy my cologne more thoroughly! It has become my daily application routine!

    Thanks again!
  2. Divatologist's Avatar
    3xasif LOL! Girl I am one greasy chick. I can not stand for any part of my body to be dry anywhere. I'm so glad that you enjoyed my blog. Let me know how it turns out for you

    telecaster thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog. I'm so glad it works out for you. I keep trying to tell folks "Diva" knows what she's talking about lol. Spread the word now.
  3. Divatologist's Avatar
    Hey Baldufita! I know I'm a little late with my reply, but I haven't been on that much lately with school kicking my butt and all lol. I understand about the scrubbing. This is one of the reasons why I soak in the tub for as long as I can stand it. The longer you soak, the easier it is to get all that dead skin off. You can actually roll it up with your hand after soaking for a while. I take my nails across my skin to see how loose my skin has gotten. So, you don't have to scrub too hard or too many times. I just love the way my gloves feel. I just love to scrub. My skin feels soooooo amazing afterwards, like butter lol. I think that if I showered at night I would probably wait and apply my frag in the morning. I would apply it and then maybe a light application of lotion. If you like to put it on before you sleep, then just apply another few sprays. Hopefully you'll wake up wanting to wear what you wore to bed lol. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog.

    Hey Trapper! I actually have the same thing happen with some of my frags when I put on my Jergens. It doesn't smell that nice to begin with. The good thing is that it only lasts for like about 10 minutes and then you have no trace of the Jergens and my perfume goes back to smelling like I like it. Most scented lotions don't have enough fragrance in them to last that long. They usually fade away. Perfumed lotions last much longer because they are scented much heavier. I'm pretty sure they add a bit of the actual fragrance to the lotion too, which would allow the scent of the lotion to last longer. I don't have the fortune of going without lotion. I have to wear lotion or it would be a dust cloud trailing behind me lol. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog.

    Hey Reine!! Thank you so much!! I'm so glad you took the time to test out my method. I'm sitting here right now getting wonderful whiffs of my perfume and I just love it. I keep a sweatshirt in my locker here at work. I love when I open my locker and I can smell the perfume in my sweatshirt. You would think it would be awful with all the different perfumes I wear, but it really does smell good. The whole sweatshirt just smells like perfume thanks to my application method no doubt lol. That's what I love most about my application method. You just get perfume all over your upper body and it tranfers to your clothes. You smell good. Your clothes smell good. Life is good! Thank you again for taking the time to read my blog and put it to the test.
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