Who doesn’t want to smell good all the time? We buy expensive perfumes with the expectation that the fragrance will last longer, but even after applying half the bottle at once, the smell lasts less than an hour. We’ve all been through it.
Are you smearing perfume on your wrist and rubbing it in? That is the most common mistake you are making, as it can change the fragrance of your perfume and shorten its longevity. Most people are unaware that they are not applying perfume efficiently and correctly.
Here are some expert-backed tips to make your perfume last longer so you can linger all day.
When compared to dry skin, moisturized skin will hold the fragrance longer. Before dousing yourself in perfume, make sure your skin is well hydrated and damp so that the aroma can be locked in. After you get out of the shower, pat your skin dry and apply a moisturizer or lotion to your entire body. You can use an unscented moisturiser, which is ideal because you can spray your favourite perfume on it without altering the fragrance, or you can use a scented moisturiser if you like to mix fragrances.
Spritz After You Shower
If you’ve just gotten out of the tub or shower, I hope you’re aware that your skin is prepped to absorb scents, as damp skin absorbs moisturizers and scents well. After a long shower, when your pores are clean and open, pat your skin dry and apply your favorite fragrance right away. Of course, you won’t spritz the perfume on wet skin; instead, dry it off and moisturize it first, as this will help your scent last longer, and you’ll have a wonderful base of clean, hydrated, and great-smelling skin.
Apply On Your Pulse Point
If you want your perfume to last longer, apply it to your pulse points, such as the inside of your neck, wrists, elbows, behind your ears, the back of your knees, etc. There’s a reason why you should apply perfume to your pulse point: the skin is thinnest there, and it’s close to your blood vessels and body heat. The warmth in these areas aids in the retention and diffusion of the aroma. Perfume applied to warmer body areas emits fragrance throughout the day because these pulse points act as mini radiators, allowing the fragrance to waft from your skin.
Apply Vaseline to the Pulse Point
To lock in the fragrance, as moisturizer is important in a similar way, smear or rub some Vaseline on your pulse points before applying perfume. This acts as an additional moisturizer to hold on to the fragrance, giving it some extra life and making the aroma last longer.
Spray On Your Hairbrush
Invest in hair fragrance and mist if you want to smell amazing all day. When you spray the aroma into your hair, it penetrates the strands and lasts all day because your hair retains fragrance longer than your skin. You can also try this clever trick of lightly spritzing your favorite perfume on your hairbrush and running it through your hair to diffuse it properly. Do not directly spray perfume on your hair or completely saturate your hair with fragrance, as this can be damaging due to the alcohol content, which can dry out your hair. Purchase light hair mists that are less concentrated and contain additional minerals and oils to nourish hair.
Use matching scented lotions and other products
Using matching scented products with your perfume is one of the best ways to maximize the fragrance. There are numerous brands on the market that sell similar scented lotions, body washes, body moisturizers, and other products to enhance the fragrance.
Don’t rub the fragrance
The most common blunder people make is rubbing the fragrance. Always spray or dab perfume on your skin; rubbing breaks down the fragrance; friction messes with the perfume notes, causing it to fade more quickly.
Know the type of perfume
Perfume concentration varies depending on how it is formulated, which means there are different fragrance oil to alcohol ratios. Perfume with a higher concentration of fragrance oil (around 25%) has a stronger and longer-lasting scent known as Eau de Parfum (EDP), whereas perfume with a lower concentration of fragrance oil (around 15%) has a lighter, slower scent known as Eau de Toilette (EDT).
Carry around cotton balls for touch ups
Sweat and natural oils from our bodies tend to wear off the scent throughout the day, so if you want your perfume to last longer and linger all day, carry on some cotton balls or cotton pads swabbed with your perfume and keep them in a plastic bag with all the air squeezed out. Keep them moist so you can touch them up when needed.
If you want your clothes to smell like your favorite signature scent for a long time, try this simple trick: Line your drawers with scent-infused tissue paper and allow it to absorb into the fabrics. It will make your clothes smell great.
Finally, to ensure that your perfume last longer and retains most of its fragrance, keep it in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight. Heat and dampness can deteriorate the oil, causing the fragrance to degrade.