How To Make Your Perfume Last All Day (And All Night!)
Priyanka GhuraBeauty Editor, POPxo
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Ladies, we can’t live without our perfumes - and whether we have a signature scent or are always experimenting with fragrances, we all hope that the power of our scent lingers for hours and hours. Instead of lugging around your perfume bottle in your bag to spritz yourself every couple hours, why not try a few fragrance hacks instead to help you smell like a dream at all times? Get the most out of your expensive perfumes with these simple tips to help them last longer.
1. Moisturize Before Spritzing
Dry skin will not retain your fragrance for long, which is why you should moisturize your skin before applying your perfume. Make sure to use an unscented lotion as you don’t want it to interfere with your favourite scent.
2. Apply It On Your Skin and Not Your Clothes
Not only do you reduce the risk of staining your clothes, but by spraying it directly onto your skin you help diffuse the fragrance thanks to your body’s heat. This will help it linger for longer.
3. Take Them Out Of The Bathroom
Not many of us even think about this, but where you store your perfume plays a big role too. If you want them to last longer than you shouldn’t keep them in damp, bright or warm places, as it could reduce the quality of your perfume and break it down. Keep it in your dresser in your room, away from the windows, as sunlight could also have negative effects on your pricey perfumes.
4. Straight Out Of The Shower
One secret is to spritz on your fragrance immediately after your shower to help you smell fresh all day long. This is because when you shower, your pores open up thanks to the steam. Since your pores absorb the scent better, it will last much longer compared to otherwise.
5. Pick Your Perfume Wisely
The components of your fragrance play a huge role in how intense your scent is, obviously. The base notes are the most obvious ingredients with the most long-lasting effects, so pick a perfume with base notes like vanilla, patchouli, cedar, pine and woody components. These will help make its effects long lasting.
6. Quit Rubbing
Rubbing your wrists together is something we all do for some reason after spraying on our perfume, but it’s actually a BIG mistake. It will actually break up the perfume, which will cause the scent to fade faster.
7. Walk The Walk
Spraying your perfume in the air and then walking through the mist is actually one of the best ways to apply it. It helps distribute the scent evenly across your body so the fragrance lingers wherever you go in a nice subtle way, instead of being overpowering.
8. Are You Applying It On Your Hot Spots?
Your neck and wrists aren’t the only places you should be applying your scent. There are a few other pulse points and areas to target that will help it last longer. The back of your knees, the inside of your elbows and even your ankles are a few. We tell you all the strange places you should be applying perfume here.
9. Layer Your Fragrances
One fun trick to make your fragrance last longer is by layering scents. Experiment and play with a couple perfumes together to create your own custom scent. A nice smelling shampoo, a body mist and a perfume that have similar ingredients and notes will help extend the longevity of your scent. If you’re layering perfumes, then try not to use more than two or three at once.
10. Keep Your Distance
The right way to spray your perfume or body mist is by holding the nozzle about 6 inches away from the skin while spritzing. This will help get the best of the scent.