Perfume can be expensive, and it’s fair to say it’s disappointing if it doesn’t last through the day.
There are a few things you can do to combat this and keep your scent strong all day long.
1. Apply straight out the shower
Proper application is key, it’s arguably more crucial than which perfume you choose to purchase.
This is where timing plays a part, as perfume will last the longest if applied straight out of the shower when your pores are still open, and your body is clean.
Be sure to dry off before spritzing on your perfume, and you can re-apply later after you’re fully dressed to give it an extra edge too.
2. Moisturise your skin
If your skin is moist, the fragrance will be able to lock into your skin better and last longer.
After you towel dry, make sure to dab on some moisturiser before applying your clothing or the perfume.
3. Store it in cool dark spots
Storing your perfume in a warm room or where the temperature fluctuates will cause it to expire faster.
It can impact the potency, strength and scent of your fragrance, keep it out of direct sunlight for best results.
4. Spray onto bare skin
Timing is key yet again here as it’s important to always first apply your perfume before your clothes.
Perfume needs to meld with your natural oils and clothing can obstruct it.
Apply directly to skin.
5. Apply to pulse points
Another handy tip is to apply to your pulse points too.
Perfume reacts to heat, so by applying to areas likely to heat up throughout the day it can help release the scent.
Pulse points include the nape of your neck, insides of your elbows, wrists and backs of your knees.
6. Spray it on your hairbrush
If you want some extra scent a great way to do it is to add some to your hair.
Spray it on your hairbrush and run it through dry hair to avoid damaging the hair with alcohol.
7. Use Vaseline first
Putting Vaseline on your pulse points before the application can also be helpful as it helps the perfume to absorb if you need it to last longer.
The balm will acts as an extra lock for the fragrance, helping it last even longer, but just use a little bit.
8. Match your lotions and shower gels
If you’re using scented products every step of your beauty routine you are increasing the chances that your favorite scent will linger that bit longer.
Opt for scents similar to your perfume so that you can add to the potency.
9. Don’t rub it in
While a popular myth is that rubbing it in makes it last longer, this actually isn’t the case.
In fact it makes it last much shorter as it breaks down the chemicals and fades the top layer faster, if you can’t spray your fragrance, simply gently dab it on your skin.
10. Avoid shaking the bottle
Shaking the perfume can also allow air to get in the fragrance and shorten its lifespan – the same goes for swapping it out of its original bottle. So try keep it steady.