My boyfriend thought I had officially lost the plot when I jumped out of the shower and started spraying perfume on my belly button…
Why was I doing it? Well, last week, experts announced that spraying perfume on your belly button enhances its smell as it’s a pulse point. And as a perfume addict, I wanted to be the first to try it.
The perfume that came to mind for this test was Tommy Hilfiger The Girl because I could totally imagine the campaign girl, Gigi Hadid, in a crop top, spraying perfume on her belly. But, more importantly, I can’t get enough of the fresh notes of green fig leaves, pear and jasmine (blissful).
My first belly spritz was a weird experience. Not only was the perfume cold, but it also felt a bit stingy. And where you’d usually smell perfume as soon as you spray it on your neck, it took a good 10 seconds to travel from belly to nose. I could smell the airiness of the fruity-floral combo, which reminded me of the crisp air outside, before I’d even stepped out the door.
Obviously, wearing a woolly jumper (as opposed to a crop top) toned down the smell slightly, which I quite liked (I always opt for subtle fragrances in the office).
I spritzed The Girl every few hours in the office and, sure enough, my colleagues complimented the smell. ‘It’s from my belly,’ I replied (they thought I was talking rubbish).
At 3:10pm I checked up on my belly button. It was now pink and had white wool (from my jumper) hanging out. Another spritz at 5:20pm sent my belly button into further turmoil – a rash appeared.
Perhaps belly button perfume isn’t for me, but I’d recommend it for anyone who wants to smell amazing from all angles. It doesn’t maximise the smell as I expected it to, but pre-rash, it was a lovely olfactory experience.
And I think the perfume trend could work wonders on holiday, especially when you’re wearing a crop top.
But for now it’s bye from me and my belly – which won’t be trying perfume again any time soon.