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Have you ever been gifted a perfume that you don’t really like? Or perhaps you still have a huge amount of an old perfume that you like, but it is so old it smells different from what it should be and you don’t like it anymore. Instead of forcing yourself to use it, chances are you are going to let it sit in your cabinet until you decide you throw it out. Instead of wasting it, you may want to consider some of these tips:

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1. Layer them

Let’s say you find a scent too spicy for your liking, but it may complement a floral fragrance you have and give it more character. Perfumes that you don’t like when worn on their own can sometimes get a new lease of life when they’re married to another perfume, so experiment with different combinations and you may just be able to find something you like. What’s more, you’re essentially concocting a scent that’s unique to you, which is a good thing if you want to stand out.

2. Swap party


One man’s poison may be another man’s meat. You’ve heard of clothes parties where friends come together to exchange clothes that they no longer like. Similarly, gather some of your friends around and get everyone to bring along perfumes that they don’t like, or got tired of, and swap them for something that you may like from your friends’ stash!

3. Use it as a room freshener


Sometimes the perfume just doesn’t work against your skin, but it may smell fine when used against other surfaces. If that perfume is one of these, give it another chance by spraying it around the room to scent it. You can also try adding a few drops of the perfume in water that’s boiled over the stove. The steam of perfumed water is a subtle way of scenting your room.

4. Scent your cards


Hand-written notes and letters may be a little old-fashioned, but you can always make an effort to bring it back especially during festive seasons like Christimas or New Year. Spray some of the perfume that you don’t want anymore onto your cards or notes. Remember to mist it from a distance so you won’t be wetting the paper.

5. Use it for your feet soak


Soaking your feet for 10 minutes with warm water before you sleep can help you get a better rest and also improve micro-circulation. While you can certainly use normal water, why not scent the water with a few drops of that perfume? It will definitely uplift the experience and make bed-time sweeter.

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