The Little-Known Benefit Of Applying Perfume To Your Ankles

We all know that wearing a beautiful outfit is one way to stand out from the crowd, but another way to show your personality to the room is wearing a scent or perfume that's all you. When you find a signature perfume that fits your personality, you're not only going to be in a fabulous mood all day, but you're telling others around you who you are and the kind of things you enjoy (via Viora London).

Another fun perk of spritzing on perfume is that it could make you more attractive to others. Per Fragrance Today, our most powerful sense is our sense of smell. So if you smell wonderful, people are naturally going to want to be around you more.

While all the perks of wearing perfume may have you ready to spritz it all over, there are actually some spots on your body you should be honing in on. Believe it or not, there's a little-known benefit that makes your ankles one of the best places to apply perfume. Here's more on why.

Perfume on your ankles helps your scent travel farther

When you go to put on perfume in the morning, most people usually spray a bit on their wrists and neck for a long-lasting scent. But your ankles? That's probably the very last place you'd think about spritzing. So what's the deal with ankles and perfume? It may seem like an odd place to spray, but applying perfume there is a smart move.

One benefit of perfuming your ankles is that it helps your scent reach others. Steven Claisse, Senior Perfumer at Takasago, told SELF Magazine that spraying perfume on your ankles ensures your perfume travels far and wide. "Your ankles are always in motion, so it helps project the fragrance wherever you go," Claisse explained.

Another solid reason to spritz those ankles is that, as Her Campus puts it, it's in a place where your partner will most likely get a hint of your perfume. We won't go into vivid detail, but if you know, you know.

Mask sweaty smells with ankle perfume

Let's be honest — feet need all the help they can get in the smell department. After all, they're trapped in hot shoes and moist socks for most of the day and literally take you everywhere. The end result of all that walking is usually sweaty, smelly feet. According to Perth Sweat Clinic, feet win the award for being the sweatiest part of the human body. All that sweat comes from our feet containing more sweat glands than any other part of our body. And as we all know, sweat winds up turning into a musty, unpleasant smell.

While cleaning your feet solves the problem once you're home, you can't exactly pull off your shoes and start scrubbing your feet at work if you smell an odor. So the next time you're wearing sneakers and smell a whiff of something sweaty, in addition to cleaning your feet, L'Oréal Paris suggests spraying a bit of your favorite perfume on your ankles there to mask the scent.