Fragrance may not be an essential part of your makeup routine, but it definitely makes a person feel sexier, happier and more confident. Both men and women have the habit of spending a good amount of money on perfumes. Well, perfumes come expensive but often the fragrance does not remain for long period of time. This is why people look for tricks to preserve the fragrance of their favorite perfume for as long as possible.
Here are some tricks to make your perfume last longer.
- Apply Perfume Right After your Shower: When you are in the shower, your body pores open up. It’s the steam that helps to open up the pores. So, if you apply your perfume right after you get out of the shower, your pores will soak up the scent better and it will help to last longer!
- Moisturize Your Skin: Perfume clings best to well hydrated skin. So, before you apply your perfume, make sure that your skin is super moisturized. A quick layer of moisturizing lotion on your arms and legs, and then spray your perfume. It will really allow the moisturizer to soak in the scent! Instead of moisturizing lotion you can also use petroleum jelly. Put a light coat of petroleum jelly on pulse points, like inside your wrists or behind your knees. The fragrance will cling to the jelly instead of sinking into your skin, which would not make you need to re-apply later in the day.
- Avoid Layer Fragrances: A body moisturizer, a perfume and your shampoo or body wash can all be mixed together on your skin. This is one big mistake that you need to avoid at any cost. Too many fragrances coming from your body will make you smell like a perfume department. So, when using a lotion or body wash, make sure their fragrance matches with that of your perfume. Else, two different fragrances will start competing with each other. Matching fragrances will create a more powerful and long lasting scent. In case you cannot find a moisturizing lotion that matches with the fragrance of your perfume, opt for an unscented lotion. This way there will be no clash with the fragrances.
- Don’t Rub Wrists Together: After spraying perfume, many people have the habit of rubbing it in order to warm the skin or spread the scent. This is something that you need to avoid at any cost. The act of rubbing breaks down the molecules of the perfume and hence diminishing the scent into thin air. Instead, just apply the scent on both pulse points on your wrist and leave it like that!
- Apply at Pulse Points: People apply perfumes on certain areas of their body such as the inside wrist, back of the ear, inside elbow, between the breasts or beneath knee. These are the areas where the pulse is stronger and the heat from these areas does a brilliant job in activating the perfume. Fragrances last longer if the perfume is applied in these areas which generally remain hot. So, make sure to spray the perfume in the right places.
- Spray on Hairbrush: If you really want your perfume to last a really long time, spray a little bit of it on your hairbrush and run it through your hair. This way, every time you move, there will be a gentle scent in the air. Be sure to apply perfume only on freshly-washed hair, or else it will cause harm to your scalp. Also as perfumes contain alcohol it can cause hair dryness and so spray perfume on your hair from a distance.
- Choose Strong Base Notes: When you are looking for perfume, you really want to choose a perfume that is going to have really strong base notes. Base notes are the most dramatic and longest lasting notes in a perfume. Notes like pine, patchouli, vanilla and musk are all notes that have been known to last the longest. Keep that in mind!
- Store Your Perfume Bottle Properly: Always resist the urge to display all your perfume bottles in your vanity area year around, instead, store them in a cool place away from the direct sunlight. Health, light and humidity can break down the compounds present in a perfume, making its fragrance less powerful. Keeping it in dark and cool place will help it last for a longer period of time.
These simple tricks do work and are a great way for you to save on perfume by not re-applying it in every few hours.