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Does God want us to wear perfume?

Wash and perfume yourself, and put on your best clothes. Then go down to the threshing floor, but don’t let him know you are there until he has finished eating and drinking. Ruth 3:3

Naomi gave her daughter-in-law some advice on how to attract a man (her son, Ruth’s husband had died). “Clean up and smell good and you’ll attract the man Boaz.”

Esther, before she became queen, went through an extensive salon treatment—six months of perfumes and cosmetics.

Song of Solomon speaks of perfumes a lot, all of it to attract a spouse into bed for sex.

Perfumes are fine, especially if they make you smell good, but it’s the intention of the perfume that concerns God. Are you trying to attract a spouse for a long-term fulfilling relationship or are you trying to get someone into bed for a short term one night stand?