How To Scent a Face Mask

How to (gently) scent a face mask.

How to gently scent a face mask
How to gently scent a face mask

In the era of Covid-19, wearing a face mask has become essential in preventing the spread of the virus. Any time we leave our homes, we must slip on a face mask that covers our mouth and nose. It’s a proven way to stop community spread.

Not surprisingly, lockdowns and changing health rules has completely changed beauty routines and regimes. Sales of lipstick and lip gloss have dropped while sales of prestige fragrances have actually grown. Scent is something you can enjoy while wearing a face mask. Here is how to gently scent a face mask and enjoy your favourite fragrances.

Face masks were incorporated into The Blonds fashion show
Face masks were incorporated into The Blonds fashion show

When it comes to scenting a face mask, you want to focus on the elasticized cords or straps that go around your ears to secure the mask in place. These are usually made of cotton or nylon and they are ideal for holding scent. This is where you want to spritz your fragrance. Simply lay your face mask on a clean down or tea towel. Take your favourite fragrance and spritz the cord once. If you prefer a stronger scent, you can spritz twice. But no more than two spritzes. Allow the scent to dry on the cord for about 30 seconds. You will find that anytime you slip on your mask, you will get a whiff of your favourite designer perfume. Every time you move your head, you will get a new whiff of your scent.

The Blonds face mask
The Blonds face mask

For those of you who want to be more adventurous, you can actually spritz your mask with two different fragrances. You can spray one cord with one fragrance and the other with a different scent. You just want to follow one rule. Make sure that the two fragrances share a couple of ingredients. If they both feature bergamot and vanilla notes, they will complement each other. This is a truly fun way to play with different scent combinations. Our favourite combination is to spray Bvlgari Eau Parfumeé Au Thé Blanc (white tea) on one side and on the other side. The combination is heavenly!

The Blonds face mask
The Blonds face mask

When it comes time to clean your mask, use a scent-free liquid detergent or soap and wash in lukewarm water. Rinse thoroughly and allow to air dry on a clean towel. This will remove any eau de toilette or eau de parfum. Once dry, you are ready to scent your mask again. It is best to avoid spraying the front of your mask as you don’t want the fragrance right at your mouth. Keep it on the cords around your ears and you will enjoy your scents in a brand new way.

Our favourite fragrance to scent a face mask is (white tea). This ultra-calming and gentle eau de toilette for her or him was created by Master Perfumer Jacques Cavallier exclusively for Bvlgari’s luxury spas and resorts around the world. He blends notes of bergamot, bitter orange, white tea, orange blossom, pepper, cardamom, coriander, amber, musk, rose and woods to beautiful effect. In fact, it is offered as room amenities in luxury hotels around the world. It is instantly calming – perfect for the world we live in right now.

face masks at The Blonds fashion show
face masks at The Blonds fashion show

Have fun with scenting your masks. You could pick a fragrance that best reflects the design and colour of the mask. Choose your mask and scent that complements your mood each morning. Fragrance is designed to inspire and make you feel good. This is one new way of doing that.

face masks at The Blonds fashion show
face masks at The Blonds fashion show

Bvlgari Eau Parfumeé Au Thé Blanc is available in Canada at and select Holt Renfrew stores.

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  • Melissa
    December 11, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    I never thought of this! This will keep my mask smelling fresh!

  • Roseann Charran
    December 3, 2020 at 7:51 pm

    Love this tip!! Now I can smell my favourite scent while wearing these masks.
    Thank you for sharing!! 💕

    December 3, 2020 at 7:44 am

    Thanks for these good ideas. Your choice of fragrance is perfect! @linlett60

  • Roberta MacQuarrie
    December 2, 2020 at 6:04 pm

    What a lovely idea! Will be doing that often! 😀😀😀

  • Heather Schell
    December 1, 2020 at 1:17 pm

    Well this is waaay better than what I’ve been going! I soak mine in bleach and walk around smelling like a swimming pool.

  • Dawn C Purcell-Musgrave
    December 1, 2020 at 1:01 pm

    I love this scent tip, I will definitely trying

  • Brenda Cremer
    December 1, 2020 at 12:08 pm

    I will definitely be doing this! Love my scents!

  • Trisha Pedros
    November 30, 2020 at 10:08 am

    I just love how the models are using their masks as a fashion accessory. People are so adaptable. Great #ScentTip