There are a few tricks to help your fragrance last longer. If you find that your fragrance has faded away by lunchtime or you go through perfumes far too quickly, this article will help you to make your scent last all day long – without the need to spray an entire bottle on yourself.
- Spray locations on your body that generate more heat (pulse points). Apply your perfume to these points — namely, the inner wrists, the base of the throat, behind ear lobes, in the cleavage, behind knees, and the inner elbows. A scent will fade faster when the skin is dry. Applying fragrance-free moisturizer to your body is excellent preparation for applying the perfume and will help you get the most out of it. It's also worth to spray perfume on your hair. The scent will remain there for a long time and will be smelled with the slightest movement of your head.
- Never rub your wrists together after spraying them with perfume. Rubbing them together can dull top notes and accelerate evaporation. Top notes are the most delicate molecules in the mix—and usually, the reason you fell in love with the perfume in the first place—so by getting rid of them right away, you’re not getting the most out of it.
- Eau De Toilettes and Eau De Parfums reveal their true scent when combined with the natural skin scent. In the bottle, it will always smell a bit different. Moreover, it is crucial not to smell the sprayed area immediately after applying the fragrance. Wait a few moments for the alcohol in the water to evaporate. Only then you will smell the top note - the first fragrance note of the perfume.
- All Eau de Parfums can be sprayed on your clothes, but remember that not every material reacts to it well. Natural leather, fur, linen and cotton retain the smell for a very long time. The perfume will not stay on them in the form of, for example, discoloured material. Silk, velvet, and synthetic fabrics are not in harmony with the perfumes. They distort their smell and often create stains that are difficult to remove.
How to store your perfumes?
The best way for the perfumes to be stored is to keep them in a closed bottle, away from light. Storing them in a cupboard, drawer or wardrobe will keep exposure to light to a minimum and help to keep it in its original state for longer. Fragrances exposed to sunlight lose their aromatic properties.