A fragrance serves as an extension of your personality, creating a long-lasting impression on those around you. And if you have found your signature divine scent that ignites your dreams and passions, you (by all means) should try to make the best out of a single spritz. To help you in this endeavour, we have come bearing a list of tips and tricks to make your perfume last longer through the day. So, keep scrolling ahead!
- Choose Right Concentration:
A pointer to bear in mind before you go fragrance shopping – check the oil concentration of the scent. If your fragrance lasts up to 8 hours, it will save you the hassle of reapplication. We recommend EDP formulations for this job. Eau De Parfum, dubbed EDP, carries a fragrance oil concentration of 15 to 20% that lingers for a prolonged period of time – keeping you refreshed and happy. On the other hand, EDT (Eau De Toilette) is lighter and will last you a solid 4 to 6 hours, thanks to an essential oil concentration of 5 to 10%.
Before you commit to a product, this pro-tip will help your stand in good stead w.r.t. the consistency of your scent.
- Apply Scent After Shower
Right after the shower, your pores are open and facilitate a better infusion of cosmetics (or other bath and body products). A signature fragrance is no exception to this rule! Spritz once or twice onto the skin of your choicest perfume, allowing the scent to better interact with your skin’s chemistry. This little move will make your fragrance last longer.
3. Moisturize First
In order to further solidify your efforts to make the scent last longer, make sure to spritz the concentrate on moisturized skin. That’s right! According to experts, moisturizing the skin exhibits better capabilities at holding fragrances when compared to dry skin. We recommend unscented formulas for this beauty maneuver. However, if you feel like layering scents, take the liberty to use an aromatic cream (preferably from a similar fragrance family).
4. Let The Perfume Ride Raw
A common mistake made even by the most ardent beauty enthusiasts is rubbing the perfume after dabbing it onto the wrists. Contrary to popular belief, this little activity doesn’t allow for better scent infusion into the skin. Instead, it breaks the bonds (of the formula), expediting the evaporation process of your fragrance. To circumvent this concern, let the scent sit raw on your wrists.
5. Apply On Pulse Points
If you want to make your scent last longer, remember to spritz on the pulse points like the back of your ears, knees, and the nape of your neck. These points, which bear a slightly higher temperature than the rest of your body, capture your scent and emit it consistently throughout the day.
6. Don’t Forget The Mane
Another trick to add to your scent’s longevity and consistency? Spray some on your hair. Scent in your locks lasts longer as it percolates the strands. Spray your brush with your favourite scent and run it diligently through your hair. Alternatively, you can dab some perfume onto your hands and rub it through your mane!
7. Layering is a Good Idea
If you don’t want to use too much for your luxe perfume (for one wear), opt for layering. This technique endorses using similar or complementary notes to create a fragrance unique to your personality. But that’s not all- layering adds to the intensity and longevity of your perfume. You can club the scents of creams, moisturisers, and mists to weave your unique sensorial experience.
8. Spray It Right
If you want to smell exquisite and expensive throughout the day, ensure to spitz the concentrate onto your skin. For those unfamiliar with the concept, when the scent interacts with the skin’s natural oils, it lasts for a prolonged period. Additionally, when you buy perfume and use it you will feel it diffuses into the skin and reacts with the pheromones to bestow you (and people near you) with a one-of-a-kind olfactory experience. If your favourite scent is a bottle format (with a nozzle on top), keep it 5 to 8 inches away from your body and spray. Alternatively, you can dab the formulation onto your pulse points for a long-lasting and holistic sensorial experience.
If you want to make your scent last longer, ensure to spray onto moisturised skin after a shower. You can also dab it onto your pulse points, but refrain from rubbing the formula. This rookie mistake breaks the bonds of your choicest scent, expediting its evaporation process. Use your hair brush to distribute some product in your mane – to add to your fragrance’s consistency, intensity, and longevity.