Hey, you smell great!
You will be lying if you deny that this complement doesn’t make your day. Perfumes have a powerful impact that can make the wearer feel confident and appealing. But have you ever wondered why its smell disappears into thin air within the moment you put it on?
We do not spend extravagantly on expensive perfumes, only for the scent to vanish as soon as we step out of the home. (You can practically see your money going down the drain, no?) But most of the time, this is not the case. Wearing the same perfume for years can make you immune to the smell and think that there is no smell. However, applying it right can make a whole lot of difference.
Here are the tricks every man and woman should know about applying perfume to maintain their signature scent.
Apply Perfume Right After Shower
The best time to wear perfume is right after you take a shower. Fragrance lasts longer when your skin is hydrated. The moisture (water droplets) on your body will soak the scent particles into your skin. But do not get dressed immediately. Instead, wait for a few minutes for the scent to dry otherwise, it will rub off.
Rub a Moisturiser
FYI, dry skin doesn’t hold fragrance as well as moisturised skin does. Therefore, moisturise your skin before you spray the perfume. To hold the scent better, use oil-based cream or lotion. Also, it is advised to go for unscented moisturiser to avoid the burst of fragrances.
Store it Properly
Extreme heat, light, cold, humidity and dampness will break down your perfume and weaken its fragrance. Therefore, places like bathrooms and refrigerators are off-limits. The ideal place to store them is either your closet, dressing table or bedroom. When you store the bottle properly, you are increasing its shelf-life.
Apply it on Your Pulse Points
To make a perfume last longer, spray on a couple of pulse points. The scent will last longer if you put on target points that include your wrists, on your neck, inside your elbows, below your midriff and behind your knees. All these warm areas will spread the fragrance across your entire body, and the scent will last almost all day long.
Don’t Rub the Wrists Together, Instead Dab
The key to making ladies perfume or even perfume for men last longer is to apply it correctly. Most of the time, we feel the urge to ‘rub’ perfume in an attempt to spread the scent into the skin. Unfortunately, you are weakening the smell. Instead, if you want to, gently dab your pulse points together. Or best, just let it be. Let the perfume perform its magic on its own.
Use Make-up Wipes to Get Rid Of Unwanted Smell
If you have applied too much perfume unintentionally, don’t worry. Whether it’s ladies perfume or perfume for men, you can use makeup wipes or any other alcohol wipes to remove it.
Utilise it Until the Very Last Drop
Don’t let those last, unreachable, precious drops go down the drain. Instead, pour and mix them into a scentless body lotion to preserve your favourite fragrance for a longer time.
Do Not Shake the Scent
This is one of the tips to make a perfume last longer that most people won’t tell you about. Most people shake the perfume bottle before applying. But that’s not needed. The perfume was originally designed to stand still. Shaking the bottle will only let the air pass in and hamper its quality.
When in Doubt, Use Your Head (Or Hair/Scarf/Jacket)
‘Perfume doesn’t last long on dry skin’, says renowned French-Armenian perfumer Francis Kurkdjia. To make the perfume last longer, spritz it all over your clothes. They can hold scents for long, even after you wash them. If you are wary of spots on your clothes, mist your hair, scarf or jacket. Talk about leaving a scenting impression!
So these were some of the ways to make perfume last longer and get the most out of it. By using these tips you can make your fragrance last as long as possible.