Ok, I know I’m not the only one that battles with the fact that my perfume doesn’t last all day. I mean I get a sweet, beautiful smell the minute I put it on; but after a while it’s gone, so annoying. Well it is true that the type and quality of the perfume play a role, but there are tricks you can apply to get the best out of whichever one you use. As you leave your house everyday and you spray your perfume, you’re hoping to smell fresh and nice all day long; but to your disappointment it doesn’t last that long. So you start blaming the company that produced it considering the amount of money you spent to buy it. That’s not really the problem though; it’s all about knowing how and where to apply your cologne, and also know how to store it. Here are simple tricks you should try to make your perfume last longer.
Store in the right place
Perfume needs to be stored away from light, as heat, humidity and dampness breaks down the fragrance. Instead, keep them somewhere cool and dark like your bedroom, or just keep them in the boxes they came in.
Apply after shower
The common mistake most people make is waiting till it’s time to leave the house to spray their perfume thinking the smell would last longer that way. Actually the best time to apply is right after you get out of the shower before getting dressed. This way your damp skin will lock in the scent as your pores are open after you take a shower giving you a fresh scent all day.
Use an unscented moisturizer or vaseline on the points you want to spray as the ointment in it will hold the fragrance for long especially if you have a dry skin. Apply on your neck, wrists, inside your elbows, on your collar bone, behind your knees and behind your ear.
Don’t rub together
Spraying on the wrists is good because they are pulse points and are warm. The warmth in this area will help the fragrance remain strong, but the mistake we make is rubbing wrists together after application. Friction will cause the top notes of the perfume to break down and the scent will fade faster.
Spray inches away from your body
To get the best out of your perfume it is better to spray it 6 inches (15.2 cm) away from the skin or (where you want to apply it).
Don’t over apply
Most people spray excessively in the hope that it will smell better and last longer; but this could be suffocating for the next person close to you. Don’t overdo it, a splash or two is always better.
Spray on your hairbrush
I’ve seen people that spray on their hair and am guessing it’s for the hair to smell nice. The alcohol in perfume can damage the hair so this is not advisable. Spray lightly on your hairbrush first or just make use of hair oils.