How to make your fragrance last longer?

How to make your fragrance last longer?

Fresher inspired by L’eau d’Issey by Issey Perfume
Fresher inspired by L’eau d’Issey by Issey Perfume

Best Practices on How to Apply Perfumes to make your fragrance last longer

Tip 1: Avoid scented Deo when applying perfume

Avoid weird mix of smells, stick with an unscented deo

Tip 2: What is the concentration of your perfume?

Your oil-to-alcohol ratio helps diffuse a scent, and a factor how long the smell will last on your skin. So pay attention to the concentration of your perfume.

For instance, Eau de Perfumes have more oil and therefore are more intense (up to five hours); Eau de Toilette have less and are lighter (up to three hours).

You can keep following guide as a rule of thumb when choosing perfume concentrations:

Tip 3: Apply perfume after using an unscented body oil

Some skins do not hold perfume well. You may apply an unscented body oil to add a glow, and then wear your perfume. It will help hold the scent longer.

Tip 4: Spray your clothes with perfume

Clothes are able to hold scents for a very long time, good ones even after its washed.

Tip 5: Dont just mist, apply all over

A direct spray on to bare skin is all you need to keep the perfume scent on you for longer.

Tip 6: Spray perfume on back and top of your ears

Oilier skin holds fragrance longer. Top part of ears is a bit oilier than behind earlobes.

Tip 7: Prep your skin with vaseline before applying perfume (same as applying oil)

Smooth a little Vaseline on your pulse points before spraying your perfume to make the scent last longer. The ointment holds the fragrance to your skin longer than if you were to spray it onto dry skin.

Tip 8: Apply perfume right after taking a shower

The moisture of skin helps lock in the scent. This also prevents the fragrance from staining delicate apparel or jewelry.

Tip 9: Avoid common misconception — don’t rub your wrists together after applying perfume

It will make the scent disappear faster. Therefore avoid rubbing the fragrance on your wrists after spraying.



Pro Tip 10: Apply perfume on your pulse points

To make your scent last longer, choose a couple of pulse points (warm areas of body) that’ll help diffuse the fragrance across your entire body. Also, pro tip:

Spraying your ankles and calves allows the scent to rise throughout the day.

What are the spraying pulse points (warm areas) on body? Following is the list

  • Wrists
  • Inside elbows
  • On neck
  • Below midriff
  • Behind knees

Tip 11: Are you scenting your hair brush?

Spray the fragrance on your brush before running it through your hair. Your hair will be lightly scented and undamaged. Avoid spraying an alcohol-based fragrance directly onto your hair because it will dry out.

After all these tips, if you’re still worried you may want to opt for a one-on-one consultancy with Veena Hussain by using contact us form.

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