10 Best Tips: How to Make Perfume Last Longer

Now, who doesn’t want to wear a perfume that creates a statement and has a lasting effect for hours together after it has been worn? Let them call you femme fatale, for now, you will have the magic wand to linger longer on their fantasies. But how to make your perfume fragrance last longer? Well, there are many tips and tricks, that can help prolong the presence of your wonderful fragrance. Let’s look at some of these perfume beauty tips right now:

“No elegance is possible without perfume. It is the unseen, unforgettable, ultimate accessory.” – Coco Chanel

Tips on How to Make Your Perfume Scent Last Longer

1. Moisturize Your Skin Before Applying the Perfume

Moisturizing the skin with a non-fragrant moisturizer lotion helps in emitting the smell for a longer period of time. All types of perfumes, including the alcohol-based ones,  eau de toilette, and eau de cologne, stay better on oily skin than dry skin. So, oily skin is a blessing in disguise!

How to Make Perfume Last Longer

Apply Vaseline or a petroleum jelly on the very place where you will spray the perfume. It soaks in the fragrance and gives a lasting effect.

How to Make Perfume Scent Last Longer

2. Never Rub Your Perfume

After spraying never rub your perfume against the wrists or any other place as it will damage the chemical properties and give a completely different note.

Try to spray your perfume, keeping the bottle about 15-25 cm from your skin. A light spray will distribute the odor evenly and will help your perfume stay true to its original scent.

How to Make your Perfume Last Longer

3. The Ideal Time to Apply

If you do not want to smell over the board then apply it at least 30 minutes before leaving for your work or any other engagement. Ideally, you should apply your perfume before you dress up.

Apply your perfume directly on your body, it will be “activated” by your natural heat and thus, your fragrance will stay on for a significantly longer period of time and not let the scent fade away quickly.

4. Apply After Bath

If you spray your perfume after the shower when the skin is still damp, this will aid in absorbing the perfume for a longer period of time.  A warm bath, preferably with body soaps or any scented shower gel, clears your skin pores, therefore retaining the essence of perfume for a long time by soaking it.

5. Layering Your Fragrance

Did you know that you can layer fragrances to make them last longer? You can create your own custom-made perfume with 2-3 layers of different perfumes. It’s simple and easy.

Just remember to mix and match the notes. Spray the stronger scent first and then top it with the light fragrance so that the first fragrance doesn’t overpower the second.

6. Choose the Right Areas to Spray the Perfume

It means that you have to spray on the pulse point. Since the skin is thin, the heat will be instrumental in heating up the area more than other parts of the body and thereby emit the aroma.

The other places of the body where you can have desired long-lasting effects are at the back of your knees, inside elbows, sides of your neck, below the throat, at the back of the ears. You can also apply your favorite perfume on the back of your feet.

How to Make Perfume Smell Last Longer

7. Your Hair can Create Ripples

A whip of air through the web of your hair can turn heads. You can make your hair smell good by applying the perfume on your comb and then onto your hair. This way the alcohol in the perfume will not dry up your hair or damage in any possible ways.

But to be on the safer side, choose this process with an alcohol-free perfume.

8. Intensify the Fragrance with DIY Home Remedies

Applying a set of fragranced products, like the same smelling fragranced body wash, moisturizer and perfume enhances the smell. Especially if you follow the above routine using all three!

9. Where Should You Store Them?

Your perfume must be protected from it’s sworn enemies namely, humidity, heat, and light. Store your fragrances in a cool and dry place, away from direct sunlight.

It is very important that your perfume is not kept in the bathroom where the damp and humidity will dissipate the fragrance.

10. The Three Base Notes

Low concentration of fragrance oil which is called the first note and is mildly scented vanishes the fastest. Middle/love notes emerge after the first note evaporates. High concentration of fragrance oil or base notes which are pungent lasts the longest.

  • For a lighter scent, spray the perfume into the air and walk slowly into the mist.
  • Choose your notes wisely

Base notes as mentioned earlier has to be chosen wisely so that it’s easy and simple to smell longer. Such base notes are woodsy, patchouli, vanilla, frankincense, pine, cedar, etc.

Easy Tips for all Perfume Lovers

  • Rich, warming scents always spring to mind when thinking of staple winter fragrances.
  • Autumn notes are spicy, gingery.
  • Winter has more uplifting notes rounded out with something more full-bodied; think bergamot, Neroli, and jasmine, linked with dark vanilla, toffee, suede accord, and cocoa.
  • Perfumes are designed to stand still. Do not shake them.
  • Dab a few cotton buds in the perfume and keep it in a small ziplock pouch and carry it to work.
  • Eau de perfume is the most preferred scent as it has 10-20% fragrance oil. They also smell much stronger in the heat.
  • Some highly sought after American perfumes are In full bloom, Calvin Klein, Glossier You, Commodity, Burberry, Black Tulip and many more.

So what’s up your sleeve tonight? A fragrant pillow, an aromatic dinner date, or rosy dreams with notes of musk?


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