Perfume lotion is a type of scented lotion that is applied to the skin both for its moisturizing properties and because it leaves a pleasing fragrance behind. This type of lotion can be a great alternative to perfume, particularly because perfume can be so strongly scented. Perfume lotion is often available in scents to match popular perfumes as well.
Perfume lotion is simply lotion that contains an added fragrance in addition to its emollient and moisturizing ingredients. It typically contains essential oils to give it the fragrance, but in a much lower concentration than is found in spray perfume, or even in a body spray. When the perfume lotion is applied to the skin, the lotion moisturizes the skin and provides a subtle fragrance. Many people choose to use this type of scented fragrance lotion every day as part of a skin care routine; it is important to try the scented lotion first before making a purchase, and to leave the scent on the skin all day to determine if it interacts well with one's body chemistry.
There are many different scents available in perfume lotion, and they are available in discount drugstore versions all the way up to expensive designer versions. Many perfume lotions are standalone fragrances, and are created just to be used as a lotion. Others correspond to perfumes, and are often sold in a gift pack when purchasing a bottle of expensive perfume.
The lotion then contains the exact matching scent of the perfume, and can be reapplied throughout the day to freshen the fragrance without needing to spray more perfume. Another option is to simply wear the scented lotion alone; many people choose to apply perfume lotion to the neck and arms, for example, to give the sense that one is wearing perfume without actually having to apply the perfume.
Perfume lotion is typically intended for use on the body, and should not be used on the face. It has the potential to clog the pores or to irritate the skin due to the included fragrance. Hand and foot lotions that contain perfume are popular as well, and may be used regularly. Keep in mind that it is not a good idea to apply scented lotion if one has already applied a different perfume; the two scents could mingle and create an unpleasant scent. Use an unscented body lotion for dry skin if one has already applied perfume.