A lady finds her signature scent in time. Throughout her teens and early twenties, she plays scientist by experimenting with different perfume brands and top notes. One day, she may gravitate to fruity fragrances, after a year, it could be floral. It's only after trial and error does she find a perfume scent that complements her personality. And when she does find that perfect designer perfume, it usually burns a hole in her pocket.
While some women don't mind the high price tag, a majority of us do. If you fall in the latter, you're not gonna like this bit of information which I'm about to share with you - your perfume fades quicker in the winter season!
This is how it works - when the temperature drops, your skin's natural moisture levels drop too. When that happens, your skin starts to become drier and the perfume isn't able to stay on your skin for a longer period of time. To prevent this from happening, you've got to moisturise and keep your skin hydrated at all times.
'Coz clearly, moisturisation isn't enough...
Don't just rub your skin dry with a towel as soon as you step out of the shower. Be gentle. Pat your skin with a softer fabric like an old tee or a khadi cotton towel. Follow it up with a good moisturiser. The best time to apply the lotion to your skin is five minutes post showering. This time is crucial because your skin rehydrates itself while trapping excess water on its surface without causing it to evaporate. If that sounds like too much of work, you can also add a tablespoon of coconut oil to your bathwater. Trust me, you'll walk out the bathroom with softer, smoother skin.
You know you're using perfume incorrectly if you rub your wrists together after spraying some on. The right way to do it is just to spray some perfume and allow it to sink into the skin. Aim for not just your wrists, but your neck, elbows and chest too! If you want the perfume to last for an even longer time, spray it on your clothes.
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A little bit of petroleum jelly goes a long way. To make the perfume scent last longer, apply a little bit on your pulse points. This will help to lock the scent and help the perfume last longer.
Perfume shouldn't be just mean for your body, but for your hair too. Spray some hair perfume on your brush and then comb your mane. Your locks will smell like a dream all day long. Make sure you use a perfume designed for your hair though. Sachajuan’s Protective Hair Perfume spray is a good beauty investment. Enriched with conditioning ingredients, it won't dry your strands out, but on the contrary, maintain moisture levels, enhance shine and dispel stale odour. Do you know what else will make your hair utterly delicious? Our hair products, of course!
If you want your perfume to last longer during winter pick Eau De Parfum (EDP) over Eau De Toilette (EDT) as it has a higher concentration of perfume. Somewhere about 15-20%. Whereas eau de toilette has about 5-15%. The latter only stays on your skin for only four to six hours tops. Eau de Parfum stays on at least 12-14 hours. That is also why it's more expensive.