How many times have you left your house just to notice that your perfume’s fragrance vanished within 2 hours? The same perfume which had you sold that its the best reflection of who you are seems to be incompetent at its job as soon as you step out of the house. Or is it, really?
More often than not, it’s your perfume practices that are cutting your fragrance’s longevity shorter. Here, we have assembled the top-most mistakes perfume wearers make, that can cause your perfume’s holding ability to reduce significantly.
Don’t get us wrong, bestie! We’re not completely shifting the blame on you. There might also be a heavy probability of your perfume being the true culprit. In which case, you should be finding ways to make the most of it. Below listed are common mistakes one can avoid to make the most of their fragrances. Consider this guide as your secret spell to always smelling good.
We begin with the mother advice that we have been hearing for ages now – the areas of application. It is THAT important. Where you spray your perfume is imperative as these are targeted areas that can help exude your fragrance throughout the day as your body releases heat.
The ideal fragrance placement is on your inner wrists, the base of your throat, and behind your ears. If you’re looking at a longer day than usual, you can go ahead and spray some perfume behind your knees as well.
Don’t: Contrary to popular notion, do not rub your wrists together after spraying perfume. Exessive friction can cause some of the fragrance notes to be lost.
While you have different types of fragrances available at your fingertips, learning the difference can actually make a difference (see the genius wordplay?).
Fragrance is available in the market in the categories of parfum, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, eau de cologne, and eau de fraiche. The primary difference between these categories is the concentration of fragrance oil in them. Read the classification again – a parfum has the highest concentration of fragrance oils and hence, is stronger, denser, and lasts longer. Coming in descending order, Eau de Fraiche has the lowest concentration of fragrance oils in it, and hence lasts for a much lesser time.
Don’t: Don’t make the mistake of opting for a body mist when you’re looking for something that lasts the whole day. Use this knowledge to categorize your fragrance purchases according to your specific concerns.
Isn’t this a lovely surprise? Our moisturizing tip making its way to the fragrance category?
As essential moisturizing is to a skincare routine, it is also an efficient perfume practice. Damp skin can help lock in the scent and can help it stay longer. This way your perfume can have a lingering scent throughout the day.
Don’t: Do not wait for your moisturizer or lotion to completely dry before applying moisturizer. Apply it on your body will your skin is still slightly damp or oily. Do not overboard and use Vaseline as many suggest. It can lead to your clothes staining.
Yes, do not wait to apply perfume after using a moisturiser, but do wait to put on clothes. If you put on clothes right after pumping your perfume sprays, your clothes can easily rub it off and leave you sans parfum. Wait a couple seconds or a minute after applying perfume, to put your clothe son.
Don’t: Do not use your perfume like a deodorant spray and apply it all over your clothes. Not only will that waste your product, but it will have you smelling like an intoxicating bomb that kills with migraines.
We didn’t? Then let’s discuss a way to make your hair linger with the same scent as your body. Spray some perfume on your hairbrush, and gently brush through your hair. You can also buy a hair perfume that is formulated to specifically make your hair fragrant while taking care of your locks. This trick can help intensify your perfume’s fragrance to an impressive extent.
Don’t: Do not spray your hair or scalp directly with body perfume. Most body fragrances have a great deal of alcohol in them which can tarnish the health of your hair and scalp.
While we discussed how well a damp application surface can work for a perfume, it might not be the best environment for its storage. If you store your perfumes in your bathroom, get them out this instant. The dampness in its environment can break the fragrance down and reduce its effectiveness.
Don’t: Do not throw away the perfume’s box. Store the bottle in its box, and in your bedroom or closet. Do not store it in a place where it can be subjected to humidity or high temperatures.
If you are looking for fragrances to try these tips on, here are our suggestions:
Incorporate these tricks into your personal care regime and watch your favourite fragrance blow minds. These hacks can not only help you stay fragrant for longer hours but can help your perfume bottle last longer, now that you don’t have to play spray so much!
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