Finding the perfume that you love and fits your style perfectly is a lengthy process. But once you find it, you might encounter a new problem – the perfume doesn’t last long.
Applying perfume has its own rules and if you follow them, you’ll delay the fading of the perfume on your skin. Here are 10 simple ways to make your perfume last longer:
Make your perfume last longer – Use Vaseline
Perfume won’t last long if you apply it on a dry skin. For this purpose, the best thing to use is the same brand of body lotion as the perfume. Perfume and body lotion are often sold as a set and they smell the same. Apply the body lotion first, then spritz a little bit of perfume. One thing you should remember is to never apply body lotion that’s strongly scented and different from the perfume, because the smell of the body lotion will change the scent of perfume.
If you don’t have an appropriate body lotion, you can use an unscented one or just use some Vaseline. Put a little Vaseline on the places where you want to apply your perfume, usually on your wrists and behind your ears. This is the most effective and cheapest trick to make your perfume last longer.
Make your perfume last longer – Apply the perfume before getting dressed
Your perfume shouldn’t be the last thing that you apply before going out, it should be one of the first. Some perfumes can leave stains on your clothes, so one can spritz can ruin your favorite dress or your delicate shirt and they’ll have a permanent stain.
Some perfumes can also leave stains on metal, pearls and different stones on your jewelry. Perfume chemicals can cause discoloration and stains on your jewelry.
Make your perfume last longer – Apply your perfume correctly
In order to make your perfume last longer, you need to know how to apply it correctly. It recommended to apply the perfume to your ‘pulse points’ – your wrists, at the base of your throat and behind your ears. You can also apply it behind your knees and inside of your elbows. The ‘pulse points’ are body point where the blood vessels are closest to the skin. They radiate heat, which slowly releases the scent of the perfume into the air.
The perfume scent usually lasts around 4-8 hours, depending on the quality and concentration of essential oils. Carry a small bottle in your bag and if you feel that’s necessary, apply it again.
Make your perfume last longer – Don’t rub your wrists
Many women have a bad habit of rubbing their wrists hands after applying the perfume. Friction creates heat causing the perfume to evaporate faster. When you rub your wrists together the top notes of your perfume will quickly fade and your perfume will change its smell.
Make your perfume last longer – Perfume ‘cloud’
Another way to apply your perfume evenly is to create a perfume ‘cloud’ and go though the mist. While this is an effective way of applying perfume, it’s also expensive because some of the product will finish in the air or on the floor. If you don’t want to use up your expensive perfume quickly, apply it only on your ‘pulse points’ and avoid the perfume ‘cloud’.
Make your perfume last longer – Apply it on the back of your neck
If you want a special someone to become mesmerized by your perfume when he gets closer, apply some perfume on the back of your neck. Apply some of the perfume on the back of your neck on your baby hairs. That way your perfume will ‘stick’ to your baby hairs, it’ll last longer and it’ll gently waft through the air as you move.
Make your perfume last longer – Spritz some on your hair brush
Applying perfume directly onto your hair can be harmful for your hair. Most perfumes contain alcohol that can make your hair really dry. Sadly, many women ignore this fact and they spray the perfume directly onto their hair.
It’s ok if you want your hair to smell like your perfume, because the smell will gradually change and it’ll last the whole day. The best way to apply some perfume onto your hair is to spray some on your hairbrush, wait for 1 minute for the alcohol to evaporate and then brush your hair.
Make your perfume last longer – Don’t apply perfume on a dirty hair
If your think that the perfume will help your to freshen up the scent of your hair when you didn’t have time to wash it, you’re wrong. The scent of your perfume mixed with the smell of the natural oils that your scalp produces can result with a scent that’s quite unpleasant. So don’t apply perfume on a dirty hair.
Make your perfume last longer – How to store your perfume
If you want the scent of your perfume to remain unchanged, it’s very important to store it properly. Keep your perfume away from a strong source of light or heat. Always keep your perfume away from the sun and never leave it near a window. Perfumes should be kept in a dry, dark and cool place.
Save the original box of your perfume and keep it in there. After each use, place your perfume in its box and close the lid.
Make your perfume last longer – Shelf life of perfumes
Without a doubt, perfume is an invisible accessory and many women have a small collection of perfumes. However, one thing to keep in mind is that the shelf life of perfumes is 3 to 5 years. If you notice that your perfume has changed its color or scent, don’t use it anymore.
And finally, it is important not to exaggerate with your perfume. People need to able to smell your perfume when they get closer to you, not to be overwhelmed with it when you enter the room. Everyone has a different taste, so the perfume that smells fantastic to you might smell bad to someone else.