You deserve to smell good—all the time. However, have you ever experienced your favorite perfume fading away too soon? Here are some simple tips to make your perfume last longer and keep you smelling great.
1. Start with a Shower Ritual. It is super important to prep your skin properly for your perfume to last. Be sure to exfoliate properly to remove any dirt and dead skin cells, creating a smooth canvas for your scent. Also, you may want to use a scented body wash or soap in the shower that matches the scent of your perfume. The warm water opens up your pores, allowing the fragrance to absorb better into your skin.
2. Hydrate Your Skin. After showering, pat your skin dry (don’t rub!) and moisturize with an unscented or a scented one that complements your perfume. Hydrated skin retains fragrance better. Focus on pulse points like wrists, neck, and behind the ears. For better results, layer a body oil on top to lock in hydration and create a strong bond for your perfume to bind to.
3. Work in Layers. Once completely moisturized, enhance your fragrance by layering oil and alcohol perfumes. Start with an oil-based perfume that is the same or complementary to your alcohol-based perfume. As alcohol-based perfumes have lower oil concentrations, this will increase your final perfume longevity.
4. Place on Pulse Points. Concentrate on pulse points where your blood vessels are closer to the skin, generating heat. These include wrists, neck, inside elbows, and behind the knees. The warmth intensifies the scent, making it more noticeable throughout the day.
5. Don't Rub, Pat. When applying your perfume, resist the urge to rub your wrists together. Rubbing generates heat, which can alter the scent and break down the molecules. Instead, pat your wrists gently, ensuring an even distribution without altering the fragrance composition.
6. Scent your hair for a lasting trail. For an enduring fragrance trail, consider spraying a hair mist or lightly misting your hair with your favorite scent. Hair holds onto fragrance exceptionally well, and the subtle release as you move adds to the overall allure.
By incorporating these steps into your perfume routine, you'll not only make your perfume last longer but also enjoy a more captivating and enduring scent experience.