Have you sprayed TOO MUCH perfume?

It has happened to all of us, we have sprayed too much perfume or applied an excess of perfume to our wrists or neck!

What can we do quickly? Read on to learn some tips you can refer to, from ‘quick fixes’ to ‘deep clean’.

Anyway, does this sound familiar?

  • we have a new perfume we absolutely love,
  • we are getting ready for the party, work, school. a date, or
  • a very elegantly special or formal occasion, …

then, BOOM! It has happened, we sprayed an excessive amount of fragrance.

In our enthusiasm, we have been a ‘little’ too generous, overenthusiastic, and applied too much fragrance. Instead, of a wonderful aura surrounding us, we smell as if we have doused our body with an entire bottle, which is clearly too much for close comfort.

How can we tone the scent down?
Is there way of getting rid of the excess fragrance?

We all love fragrances, and so do the people around us, but neither perfume nor cologne should be so overpowering as if it runs in our veins.

However, individuals are often easily desensitized to their own aromas, and you can learn to recognize when you have worn “too much” of a fragrance.

The first scenario that might be the most obvious way would be if people around you compliment you on your beautiful smell but are often trying to turn their noses away.

If people sneeze, complain of migraines, or even avoid standing next to you, that is a strong sign that your perfume scent can exaggerate certain intolerances and reactions of the body. Therefore, applying excessive amounts is likely to result in such consequences.

A rule of thumb when applying perfume would be to avoid more than two sprays or leaving an applied area still quite moist after a few seconds. Such excessive use is very unnecessary for most perfumes are very long-lasting. A small dab is normally as much as you would need on your skin and (at a push) maybe your hair.

As previously mentioned, one should be easily desensitized to their own smells.

If, however, you are very much aware of the scent you are producing, do ask your friends who are around you for feedback. Not just for your own vanity, but also such intense smells could mean you are inflicting the ailments previously mentioned upon yourself.

What Can Be Done When You Applied Too Much Perfume?

Here are the 3 top tips for removing an overdose of scent:

1. Make Use of Rubbing Alcohol

This is the simplest and cheapest solution, just soak a cotton ball with a little bit of rubbing alcohol and apply or wipe the area in question.

Where can you buy it if you don’t already stock it at home? Typically, you can find alcohol wipes in a drugstore like Watsons or Guardian. You may also try hand sanitizer (with alcohol content).

This tip also works well if you have accidentally spilled or spread the perfume onto your clothes, fabrics, or linens. Please be advised though, that you must double-check on an ‘invisible’ area (e.g., inside of your clothes or at the bottom) that the alcohol does not damage your clothes.

2. Use Baking Soda

This is an old and trusted remedy, but you will need spare time. Make a paste with equal parts of baking soda and warm water. Then apply the mixture to your skin, leave it on for a few minutes, and then wash off. The baking soda will soak up the oils of the perfumes and remove the excess perfume.

3. Hair Dryer

This may be an unorthodox solution, but it works surprisingly well. Set your hair dryer to the highest temperature and direct the hot air in the affected areas. The heat and the airflow remove a surprisingly large amount of the excess in a short time.

This solution also works well for perfume spills on clothes too.


In most cases, the ‘faux pas’ will probably not be as bad, as it first feels.

Simply hanging out your clothes to air them or washing the affected areas on your skin with simple soap should solve the problem.

In the worst-case scenario, you may have to take a shower or wash your clothes, if you accidentally applied too much perfume (include some oxygen bleach for best results).

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