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29th Oct 2016

The body part you’re supposed to spray cologne on for it to last longer is pretty damn weird


Rebecca Keane

These days, most bottles of cologne or aftershave will cost you an arm and a leg.

But rumours have always abounded that there are certain parts of your body you can spray cologne to make it last longer/or to make the scent carry further throughout our bodies.

The classic spray area is, of course, the neck — but ask around and you’ll find plenty of the lads have chanced it on their wrists and chests in an attempt to somehow increase the scent’s potency and power.

But anyone who has been led down this lane is making a mistake…

According to The Huffington Post, the belly button is the best place to spray aftershave as its tiny capacity stores the scent the best. The smell will also intensify because of your body heat, making the scent carry longer.


Other places that are good to spray are behind your knees, inside your elbows and through your hair, but to completely get the best out of a fragrance, try refraining from rubbing the spray in.

Letting the spray dry by itself on the skin means that the smell drys naturally instead of the scents being broken down and worn off when you rub.

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