How to make your perfume last longer on your skin?

Jun 12, 2017

How to make your perfume last longer on your skin?

Tips and hacks everyone should know 

Vaseline? Shower? What else? 

You've paid big bucks on chic perfume, and you want to feel it as long as possible? Your perfume is expensive, why has it faded away quickly? You don't want it to disappear? Well, probably you need some help. 

Here are some useful tips on how to make the most of your perfume. It’s all about knowing some hacks on how to apply the fragrance, and how to store your perfumes. 

A Top Secret 

Do you know when the best time to apply perfume is? Right after a shower!

Probably you are very well aware of the fact that after a hot shower the pores open up. So, as soon as you get out of the bathroom, wipe and dry your skin, then spray your fragrance. Why then? It's easy to guess! The steam makes your pores open, so when opened up, your pores are able to absorb the fragrance better. Next time you have a shower, try this hack! For me, this is the best way to make my perfume stay longer on me.

Apply at the pulse points 

It is a rule every girl knows. However, we often forget for all the pulse points. Where to apply? Well, start with your wrists, and then put small amount behind your ears and along the throat, behind your knees, inside of your elbows, in your belly button. That's enough and will make your perfume last all day long. This is what you should do next time! 

Give your skin a good moistening  

The first AND important thing to bear in mind is that if your skin is dry, it won't hold any fragrance well, no matter how strong is the base note. Therefore, before applying the perfume, give your skin a good moistening. However, use unscented moisturizers or body creams. 

The good moistening of your arms and legs will make your skin look healthy, and the best thing is that it will absorb the fragrance perfectly. Oily skin retains scents longer, so if your skin is dry, do not hesitate to use a moisturizer first.

Vaseline will do the miracle 

Think it's a joke? You are mistaken! 

Rub Vaseline on your pulse points before applying the fragrance and you will be surprised by the result.  The Vaseline will hold the fragrance to your skin longer, and you do not have to reapply it repeatedly.

Distance matters 

Don't hold the bottle right to your skin. Give it some distance - about 7 inches. The distance from the perfume bottle will bring better results. It allows the fragrance to spread well and to cover a bigger area of your skin. 

Rub Wrists Together - a big "NO."

Rubbing your wrists together is a huge mistake. Why? Well, because that makes the top notes to disappear quickly. So, don't be surprised if your fragrance is faded away soon after applying it. What is the right thing to do? Just spray your wrists and give them a couple of minutes to dry off. 

PUT a bit on Your hair brush 

Applying an alcohol-based perfume directly onto your hair can damage it, so what to do? Spray the perfume on your brush right before running it through your hair. What is the result? Your hair is scented, and when you move it, the aroma will spread - isn't it GREAT!

Your neck – an Ace in your sleeve

There is a special occasion? You want not only to look fabulous but also to leave a pleasant trace when people come near you. Here is the tip – dab a bit of your perfume on the neck. You can also spray your hair. So, when you move, your hair, touching the neck will dissipate the aroma. 

What about your clothes?

Are you wondering whether to apply fragrance on your clothes? The answer is whatever you like. Some people say it isn’t a good idea to spray your clothes because the perfume may leave stains and may damage the fabric. You can test that by using a scarf. In addition to this, Coco Chanel positively says “Yes” to applying perfume on your clothes. If you are that kind of person, who has more perfumes than lipsticks, feel free to spritz the scent everywhere. 

However, be mindful that too much is never good. Sometimes overdosing your perfume is really obtrusive for others, especially if they do not like the same scents. 

Take care of your perfume 

Like everything else, perfumes need care as well. What care? Well, it's not a big deal! You have to learn how to preserve them. The answer is away from direct light and heat. The reason is that the sunlight or higher temperature may cause some of the ingredients to dissolve or to change their scent. So, make sure to keep it in a cool and dry place - away from all sources of light. Do not keep your fragrance in the bathroom either. The reason in that the humid and damp areas can infiltrate the bottle and lessen its quality. Where is the best place to keep my perfumes? Store them in cool and dry spots - on the dressing table for example, away from the window - and think of some intriguing ways to display them. 

Last but not least…

If you want your perfume to stay longer, you can reapply it. Take a small bottle in your bag, and towards the end of the day, when all the top, middle and base notes are faded you can apply the fragrance again. The rule “too much is never a good idea” applies here as well. Wait until your fragrance is entirely disappeared. Do not spray your skin every 3 hours. Luxury perfumes are expensive! 

Fragrances are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you're going to get. But, no matter what you get, try to keep it as long as you can. 

One last piece of advice: you don't have to wear your perfume all day long, the hack is to wear it when you need to. Remember the small bottle of perfume in your bag? Use it to make the moment special.