There’s always that one perfume you can’t seem to let go of. Maybe it was a special gift, a fragrance that’s rare to find, or a perfume you had to break the bank to get. Whatever the reason, you definitely don’t want to part with it soon.
A good perfume holds the power to make you feel happier, sexier and more confident. There’s nothing like a good fragrance to keep heads turning and teeth smiling your way on a bad day.
But what happens when you just can’t get it to keep you smelling captivating all day. Is your perfume the problem or are you not applying it right? What could be the factor contributing to why your perfume doesn’t last all day?
You need to be aware of the common fragrance mistakes people make to avoid them. The fact is that you might not be aware of these mistakes, but habit is a mean contender. You can fall prey to doing the things that can contribute to you losing your scent before the end of the day. Or in some cases, overdoing the spritz and choking innocent people. You don’t want to overwhelm people with your scent just because you want your perfume to last longer.
Here are six simple and effective ways you can make your perfume last throughout the day.
1. Store properly
First of all, whatever perfume you choose and use, you need to store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight. This will make them last longer.
2. Determine your skin type
Knowing your skin type can help you understand why your perfume doesn’t last long. If you have dry skin, perfume tends to fade faster. Therefore, you should carry a small bottle of perfume wherever you go so you can easily reapply it.
3. Choose a good perfume
Generally, fragrances last 4 to 8 hours, depending on the quality and concentration of essential oils. Your fragrance concentration depends on the kind of perfume you’re using. Choose a perfume that would last long since that’s your goal. Parfum contains most oils and is the most expensive, but it lasts longer. So you can invest your money in buying this rather than cheaper ones that fade the moment you leave the house. Or you can get Eau de parfum and Eau de toilette which are suitable for an everyday application. The least expensive and weakest scent is the Eau de cologne.
4. Apply properly
You need to use the right technique in applying your fragrance. One of the smart ways is to coat your skin with moisturiser first. This is because well-moisturised skin traps the fragrance with the oil base. Therefore, apply a moisturiser before applying perfume, especially after having a bath.
Also, you should apply on pulse points, areas where veins are close to the skin’s surface. Apply perfume behind your knees, between your breasts, neck and wrist. Try not to make a common fragrance mistake by rubbing your wrist together, it crushes the oils. You should also apply a light mist of fragrance on your hair and outfit (not directly).
5. Layer your perfume
There are many layering options for fragrance. You can layer with your shower gel, body lotion, perfume and then your light fragrance mist. Apply it in moderation if strong. Also, try a light mist of fragrance through the hair.
6. Try not to overdo it
If you believe you need to announce your presence in a room using your perfume, then think again. This would not work in an official environment, especially when someone might be sensitive to your perfume. Try not to overdo it because you want a lasting scent. You can still smell pretty mildly.