As much as a scent-head as I am, I have had very little experience with perfume oils. I'm thinking about taking the plunge on one of the very many enticing offerings out there, but I am hesitant. How to apply to get the most from the scent? I have heard that they stay very close to the skin, always true? I would like to have some kind of aromatic cloud around me.

So, any info, experiences or insights you can supply would be much appreciated. Thanks!