Robin
Is it called wearing perfume?~~~~~~~~~~~~~ I dont like wearing perfume.--- Is it correct?What would you describe it when you have perfume on your body. Thank you very much!
Feb 8, 2016 7:34 PM
Answers · 3
to 'wear' or 'to put on' perfume ! It is better to use ' to wear ' when it is on the body already . If someone is spraying it or applying it ,then it is appropriate to say ' he /she is putting a perfume on . While it is already applied then' The perfume you are wearing smells so good " sounds better . It is the state of having it on. As Narca says, it sounds a bit unnatural as clothes are normally the ones worn and perfumes are not tangible as hats ,watches etc as to be worn , but maybe because it engulfs your body ,so you are kind of wearing it . This expression applies to make up as well ( She is wearing a dark-red lipstick ) .
February 8, 2016
Exactly!. That is correct.In your question you would say"How would you describe it when you have perfume on?"
February 8, 2016
It seems counterintuitive, however it is correct to say "wearing perfume"
February 8, 2016
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