10 easy ways to make your perfume last longer
Perfume is a beauty product that is popular with a lot of people. One enjoys spritzing oneself with a nice-smelling fragrance, chosen with parsimony, creating a delicious smell on our body and in our hair. Unfortunately, it is clear that these fragrances often evaporate very quickly, even after a couple of hours. It is possible though to make one’s perfume last longer with the help of a few tips and tricks. Here are a few tricks to try to extend the wonderful smell of your favourite fragrance!
1 Store your perfume in a dry and cool place
Unfortunately, you can’t store your perfume anywhere you like. Even though your perfume bottle looks very nice on your bathroom counter, know that it’s not the ideal storing place. In fact, you should avoid placing your perfume in places where heat, light and humidity are very present. This trio can greatly reduce the quality of the liquid. Privilege cool and dry places with little light like in a dresser in your room.
2 Hydrate your skin with a fragrance-free lotion before spraying your perfume
Surprisingly, having hydrated skin can help make your perfume last longer. Consequently, you should always hydrate your skin with a fragrance-free lotion before spraying your perfume to “imprison” the nice fragrance.
3 Here is the ideal moment to spray your perfume
There is no rule as to the right way or the right moment to spray your perfume. Your perfume will probably last longer if you spray it when you get out of the shower, before getting dressed. Indeed, the humidity on your skin will help retain the odour of the fragrance, will allow you to enjoy its smell longer and not just for a couple of hours. This tip will also help you avoid stains on your more delicate clothes or your precious jewellery.
4 Avoid rubbing your wrists together after spraying your perfume
Despite what many people think, you should not rub your wrists together after spraying your perfume. Indeed, this does absolutely nothing, apart from making the superior notes of your perfume disappear more quickly, which makes your fragrance last less long.
5 Spray your perfume on your pulse points
If you want your perfume to last longer, spray it on your pulses. These warm zones consist, for example, of your wrists, the insides of your elbows, your neck, etc. They will help spread the smell everywhere on your body. If you spray your perfume on your calves or your ankles, this will help the odour spread on your entire body throughout the day.
6 Discover how to make your perfume’s odour more subtle
It is possible to make your perfume’s smell more delicate all while making sure it lasts for a long time. To do this, all you need to do is spray your fragrance in the air and to walk through the perfumed mist. Thus, the smell will be distributed evenly on your skin all while leaving a subtle smell behind.
7 Diffuse your favourite fragrance in your hair
It is possible to disperse your perfume in your hair with the help of this very simple tip. Just spray your favourite fragrance on your hairbrush, then brush your hair like you usually do. You will have lightly fragrant hair. Spraying perfume in your hair will only make your hair become dryer as well as damage them…
8 Use the right perfume
Obviously, to make sure your hair smells good without damaging them with the alcohol in the perfume, you can buy yourself a fragrance made especially for your hair. This will give your hair a nice smell between washes.
9 Always have a little bit of your perfume on you
If you want to apply more of your perfume during the course of the day without hauling your perfume bottle with you, here is what you should do:
- Spray a bit of perfume on cotton buds;
- Place your cotton buds in an airtight bag like a Ziplock bag;
- If necessary, rub the cotton buds on your skin during the day.
You will notice that it is much easier to carry cotton buds with you in your bag than carrying your perfume bottle.
10 Extend your perfume’s duration with Vaseline
Another very simple way to prolong your perfume’s smell is to use some Vaseline. To do this, rub a small quantity of it on your pulse points before spraying your perfume. Since this gelly substance is occlusive, it helps retain the fragrance.
It is possible to prolong the smell of your perfume with the help of these simple tips. You can also spray your favourite fragrance on your ears or in your drawers so your clothes are impregnated with this delicious smell.
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