There are a few tricks that will help you make your perfume last much longer. Inculcate these into your daily routine to get enveloped in your favourite fragrance for a little longer.
Spray yourself after a shower
If you want to smell like a meadow all day, this is the golden key. After a shower, your pores are open which helps to lock in the fragrance. The moisture on your skin acts as a binding agent of sorts.
Spritz, don’t mist
Do you know how in old movies actresses walked through a cloud of fragrance? It might make you feel like Audrey Hepburn but this method of applying perfume yields no results. All it does is waste a considerable amount of your product leaving you with a fragrance that will evaporate the first chance it gets. Instead, spritz directly onto your bare skin and allow the fragrance to get absorbed.
Apply perfume on your pulse points
Wrists, neck, inside your elbows, behind your ears and below your midriff. Even your ankles and calves are good areas to spray. If you’re wondering what ears and elbows have to do with perfume, there is good science behind that. Your pulse points are where your skin is the thinnest. Thus, these areas are much warmer than the rest of your body. The warmth helps to diffuse the fragrance all over your body.
Pro tip: Spraying your hair also leaves you smelling fresh all day. Spritz some perfume onto your hairbrush before running it through your hair.
Prep your skin with Vaseline before using your perfume
Vaseline petroleum jelly does much more than keep your lips hydrated. Apply a little on your pulse points before spritzing your perfume. It will bind with the fragrance and hold it in place for longer. You can also use this hack with an unscented oil-based moisturiser. It has the same effect.
Don’t store perfumes in your bathroom
While it’s advisable to spritz yourself after a shower, it’s not wise to keep your perfumes in the bathroom (no matter how convenient the shelf below your basin might be). Heat, extreme temperatures, humidity, and light are all factors that cause perfumes to lose the intensity of their fragrances. On this note, the fridge is off-limits too. A closet or your dressing table drawer is the best place to store your perfume. Any place which is dark and dry. If you store your perfume in the wrong place, no matter how many times you spritz it through the day or how you layer your fragrances, it won’t last.