Women love to wear perfume, but unfortunately, it doesn’t take long for the scent to fade. You could purchase a fairly strong scent or something subtle, but no matter what, the scent can’t help but disappear after a few hours of wear. There are many things can affect how long a perfume lasts and luckily, there are things that can be done to prevent a scent from fading too quickly. Your scent may not last forever, but you can make it last longer by trying out a few quick and easy techniques.
Here are 6 simple ways to make your perfume last longer.
Before applying any perfume, be sure to moisturize your skin. When skin is moist and oily it allows the fragrance to be retained longer and locks in the scent. Ideally, you will want to use a moisturizer that is fragrance-free so it does not take or mix with the scent of your perfume.
Use after showering and before getting dressed.
When you first get out of the shower, your skin is nice and moist. This is good because when perfume is applied to moist skin, the scent is locked in. This is also a good time to apply your perfume because you will be able to avoid getting stains on your clothing.
Cool, dry storage.
There is nothing worse than buying a fancy, expensive perfume, but having it ruined by heat and light. Store your perfume in a cool, dry spot, so it is not broken down by the humidity and heat. This can decrease the quality of your perfume and prevent it from lasting as long as you need it to.
Apply perfume to your hair.
People may assume that they can only apply perfume to their skin, but it can also be used in your hair. Simply spray your hairbrush with the perfume of your choice and brush it through your hair. You will want to avoid applying the fragrance directly to your hair, especially if it is alcohol-based, as it will dry your hair out and damaged it.
Don’t rub in or dab perfume
It is common for people to spray perfume on their wrists and then dab or rub it in. This technique may seem wise, but it really makes the top notes disappear faster causing the fragrance to last for a shorter period. The top notes are what people will smell and if they have been rubbed away, there will barely be any fragrance for you or others to enjoy.
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Apply to warm areas
The warm areas of your body allow your perfume to spread across your body and last longer. A few good warm places to apply your fragrance would be your neck or near your mid-drift, which is not a place most women would think to apply a fragrance. Some women actually spray their calves and/or ankles because throughout the day the scent will continue to rise.