Not sure if this happens to you, but every time we choose a perfume, we wish it were a touch lighter or perhaps a tad bit stronger. But why fret over something so trivial when your moisturiser can help? Yes, that underrated bottle of moisturiser that keeps your skin supple and glowing all year long, can also double up as an intensifier for your perfume (apart from other amazing ways it pairs with your fav scent). So, we’ve put together a very useful list to keep in mind next time you’re layering the two.
1. Make It Last Longer
Layering might sound like an incredibly complicated beauty ritual, but it really isn’t. All you need to do is apply your fav moisturiser before spritzing on some perfume. Applying perfume on moisturised skin helps it last longer. A good moisturiser will hold the fragrance to your skin. Pick one which keeps your skin moisturised all day (and hence will also help the perfume stay on longer), like Dove Essential Nourishment Body Lotion.
2. Keep It Intense
When you moisturise your skin right after a shower, it helps absorb the moisture better and hence intensifies your perfume you spritz on after moisturising. What else intensifies your scent? Using a perfume and lotion that have similar fragrance notes. For example, if you’re using a vanilla based perfume (a gourmand perfume), your vanilla-scented lotion will go.
3. Combining Different Fragrances
While layering, the top point to keep in mind is the dominant note of your perfume (which most perfumers mention on the bottle). If it’s a musky perfume for example, it will go well with a floral floral body lotion. The other combinations to keep in mind are oriental and fruity, citrus and woody and fruity and floral. These combinations work best when used together. So for example, if you pick a musky perfume, make sure your lotion has a floral scent.
4. Scents From The Same Family
Apart from layering a scent and perfume in set combinations, you can also layer lotions and perfumes that belong to the same scent family. To do this you need to pick two scents (lotion and perfume) from the same family. What does that mean? Simply put, pick a perfume with edible notes (such as honey, vanilla, chocolate or candy) to go with a lotion that has an edible fragrance as well. For example if you’re using the Dove Purely Pampering Shea Butter and Warm Vanilla Body Lotion, it will pair beautifully with a vanilla-based perfume.
*This is a sponsored post for Dove.
Published on Feb 15, 2016