So you’ve finally found a fragrance that’s perfect for your personality or made for your wedding day. Whether it’s a new spritz or you’ve fallen back in love with an old favourite, you’ve probably realised that while the first whiff is great your scent tends to diminish as the day goes on. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are some simple tips and tricks that you can follow to help your fragrance last all day.
Use a High Oil Concentration
If you’re looking for a scent to truly stick around, for starters, make sure you’re wearing a perfume or eau de parfum (rather than an eau de toilette) which has the highest concentration of essential oils. The higher the percentage of concentration, the longer they last!
When it comes to storing fragrances, it’s all about location. Don’t keep your perfume in damp places like your bathroom. Instead, stow scents in a cool, dry place. Love to showcase a special bottle with a gorgeous design or want easy access to an everyday favourite on your dressing table? Just make sure to keep them away from a window with direct sunlight.
We all know the basics of fragrance application – a splash to the wrists, a dash behind the ears — but if your goal is staying power, you may want to consider some less orthodox spots. Try the back of the neck and even the stomach which are heat-radiating zones that will keep your scent alive throughout the day. Misting your hair also acts as a fixative for your favourite scent, in the same way that the scent of your shampoo tends to linger.
Layer for Longevity
To ensure your fragrance lasts from dawn to dusk, try layering a perfume on top of a lightly scented body oil which creates a base for your fragrance to hold onto. You can even use Vaseline or an unscented body lotion of your choice.
Re-Apply When Needed
Lastly, consider warming up to the idea that fragrances weren’t meant to last forever. In fact, there’s something romantic about the re-application process – it’s the chance to take a little break and enjoy some me-time during the day. You can also keep a travel-sized version of your favourite scent in your bag for a quick pick-me-up throughout the day.
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