This week I committed a 'perfume sin'.
After spritzing my wrists in copious amounts of my favourite perfume, my mother watched me as I began to rub said wrists together. Little did I know this was a grave error.
And yet it feels like in popular culture, we constantly see images of people applying their perfume this way. Was my mother right? Why was she right? I needed to know. So I reached out to the perfume experts.
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Australia is a hub for incredible fragrance houses, but there are two women in particular who are slaying the game - and therefore have some seriously handy insider knowledge.
Raquel Bouris is the Founder and Creative Director of WHO IS ELIJAH, an independent fragrance house built on cruelty-free foundations, known for its very popular scents and ethical approach to fragrance and beauty.
Nedahl Stelio is the Founder of RECREATION, a fabulous clean fragrance house based in Sydney's Bondi Beach. With over 20 years' experience in the beauty and fashion industry and as a former Cleo and Cosmopolitan magazine Editor, Nedahl certainly knows a thing or two.