Does your fragrance fade away too quickly? Or maybe, you have to spray the entire bottle for the scent to last long? Or you perhaps fail to understand where and how to apply your fragrance.
Don’t fret; there is a solution for you. Without further ado, let’s look at the tips to make your perfume last longer, both in the bottle and on you.
1. Petroleum Jelly Trick
Apply Vaseline or unscented moisturizer on your pulse spots before spritzing perfumes like Tom Ford Black Orchid. The ointment in the moisturizer creates a barrier, thereby increasing the scent’s lasting power.
The typical pulse points are the neck and the wrists, but you can also spray your fragrance behind the knees, inside the elbows, or the ankles. Pulse points are the most appropriate areas to apply your perfume, but your midriff also works magic.
Spray the perfume on your stomach, neck, the back of your knees and ankle, then allow the scent to spread all through the body.
Whenever you spritz your wrist, remember not to rub them together. Friction fades the top notes of the perfume, quickly reducing its potential to last long. The friction also interferes with the natural development of your fragrance.
Petroleum jelly gives your perfume something to stick to, therefore staying longer. Layer your scent by applying a moisturizer that matches it, ensuring its longevity.
2. Apply Perfume after Taking a Bath and Store It Correctly
When your body is all soaked up after showering, that is the best time to spray your fragrance. The dampness on your body locks in the smell and absorbs it into the skin. You’re supposed to do this before dressing up and allow your skin to dry. Experts also say that the scent evaporates consistently on the skin than on clothes.
In case you don’t take a shower, moisturize your pulse spots before spraying your perfume. Remember always to use a matching moisturizer to your fragrance to boost its lasting ability.
Make sure you store the perfume correctly after use. Perfume should always be kept in a cool and dry place. It seems like the best idea to keep your perfume alongside other toiletries in the bathroom, but it is not.
The moment humidity entangles with your fragrance; it becomes stale faster. Tighten your perfume cap and avoid opening it often to prevent oxidation, which causes an unpleasant smell.
3. Familiarize Yourself With the Different Types of Fragrances
To make the most out of your perfumes, make sure you understand the chemistries behind them. Sprays, Eau de toilettes contain fewer fragrance oils and a faint scent.
On the other hand, Extrait de parfum and Eau de parfum are highly flavored and long-lasting. Though a little pricey, a parfum has a lasting advantage over a toilette. Therefore, it’s advisable to spend a few more bucks for the parfum and get value for your money.
Another top secret is to select a perfume that has shower gels and body lotion versions. This set will make the scent stay on your body for longer.
Although the gel and lotion have a faint scent than the perfume, building the layers keeps the fragrance going. Additionally, you will use less perfume, extending the bottle’s life as well.
4. Avoid Shaking the Perfume
Let your perfume stand still at all times; shaking it allows air inside, compromising its quality. Also, keep your fragrance away from light and heat. They corrupt the perfume oils breaking down the top notes fragrance.
If you want to maintain the quality of your perfume, don’t throw away the box. Keep the perfume inside its box throughout. After all, most perfume boxes are unique and beautifully made.
There is no need to carry the whole bottle as it might shake as you move around. Instead, scent some cotton buds and put them in your handbag. When it is time for some touch-up, take a cotton bud, and rub it on your neck, wrist, or ankle. Perfume-swabbed cotton buds will sort your touch-ups all through the day.
Fragrances fade away, too, as long as the bottle is opened from time to time. A good quality fragrance can only go up to 3 to 5 years if properly taken care of.
5. Spritz your Hairbrush before using it
Give your hair some aroma by spraying your perfume lightly on your hairbrush before using it. This idea is genius. It’s important not to apply perfume on your hair directly. You will run the risk of damaging the hair, especially if your perfume has alcohol content in it. This tip works even better for those who blow-dry their hair. The heat from the blow-dryer spreads out the aroma throughout the hair.
Great perfumes are costly, and taking heed of the above tips will help you get the most out of your perfume. The whole point is to know the right time and way to apply the fragrance. Keep the perfume inside its box and away from light and heat to maintain the original scent. However, do not let it overstay its welcome. Read Also : 5 Classic Perfumes and Colognes You Should be Wearing