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How can I avoid perfume overload?

Beauty isn't just about looking good; it's also about smelling good. The right amount of perfume can be fresh and pleasant but too much can be suffocating. We all love a nice fragrance, but it is very possible to have too much of a good thing.
 
We’ve all sat beside someone at one time or another who had drenched themselves in cologne or perfume. It can be very uncomfortable to have to breathe it in. When spraying on a fragrance, it’s important to be considerate of your friends and family, and apply it with care. Think about the day ahead and refrain from spraying it on your clothes, especially your chest area, if you're likely to be hugging anyone. The hugger will end up having your scent lingering on them all day long.
 Although you might love your scent, it’s not fair to inflict it on someone else.
 
Also, be aware that having an allergic reaction to fragrance is very common. For those with sensitive skin, that breaks out when in contact with a fragrance, it is advised to look for fragrance-free cleansers and creams. Use these at least until any rash or irritation goes away or you find out what's causing it.
Generally, people with sensitive skin should avoid using essential oils. Your dermatologist can do a "patch test" to see if you're allergic to the most common fragrances used in perfumes, cosmetics, and skin care products.
 
Two common ingredients that frequently cause fragrance allergies are eugenol (found in clove oil) and geraniol (found in more than 250 essential oils, including rose, geranium, lavender, and jasmine oils).
 
Wearing the right fragrance can be great, making you feel powerful and seductive, or fun, flirty and girly, just remember to go easy on it!

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