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How To Make Your Perfume Last Longer: 8 Fragrance Hacks

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Does your perfume wear out as soon as you step out? Read ahead to learn the hacks on how to make your perfume last longer and scout through our best picks of long-lasting scents.
How To Make Your Perfume Last Longer: 8 Fragrance Hacks

A divine fragrance not only makes you feel delighted but also elicits a pleasant feeling for the people around you. However, if this scent starts wearing off in a few hours, the symphony of beautiful notes you created will be of no use. Pleasure your olfactory senses the whole day (and make the most of your purchase) with these hacks. Read on to learn how to make your scent last longer.

8 Hacks On How To Make Fragrance Last Longer

long-lasting fragrance begins with storing the perfume the right way. Before the spirit leaves the bottle, a perfume can lose its strength. To avoid this, keep it in a cool, dark place, away from bright lights, and with the lid always closed. The chemistry of perfumes is impacted and their potency declines when handled or kept in improper conditions. Once you have your scents treasured duly, let’s get into the do’s and don’t’s of spraying perfumes.

1. Always start fresh

Apply perfume after stepping out of a shower or bath. Studies suggest fragrances enhance body odour instead of masking it. So when you apply perfume with sweat and dirt, the scent will meld with your existing odour, smelling foul. A shower will get rid of any odour and open your pores for the spirit to settle in. Wait till you are completely dry and spritz some perfume on your body to make it last longer.

2. Moisturise to smell nice

Moisturise your skin before laying your fragrance, if your skin is not well hydrated, your perfume will be the first liquid to evaporate. We recommend using a non-scented lotion or moisturiser that won’t blend with your scent, creating an unsolicited foul fragrance. If your moisturiser has a scent, try harmonising the fragrance with your perfume.

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3. Spritz, don’t mist

Wear your scents, don’t walk into it. When you spray perfume in front of you and walk, the particles fall in places you don’t need, simply wasting your product in the air. Rather spritz them on pulse points and get the most out of the scene.

4. Pulse points, please

Pulse points are those spots on our body where the arteries are the closest to our skin, they are pulsating and warmer, compared to the rest of the body. Fragrance reacts to heat and when you spritz your perfume there, the scent stays for longer throughout the day. These points are where you can feel your heartbeat–your wrists, the inner part of the elbow, behind your ear, your neck, and behind the knee.

5. Spray, don’t rub

Contrary to popular belief, you are not supposed to rub your wrists together after spraying perfume. This makes the perfume evaporate faster, instead just spray the scent on your pulse points and let the fragrance sink into your skin.

6. Yes to hair, no to clothes

Don’t spray perfume on your clothes, perfume contains oils and alcohol that can stain your clothes, especially satin. You can take a brush or a comb, spray some of the product, and brush your hair with it. This will leave your hair smelling just as ravishing as you.

7. Layer like a slayer

Layer multiple fragrances that can be married to others for a long-lasting effect. You can do this two ways, either by choosing complementing fragrances or layering complementing products. We are not expert perfumers, so the easy way out is to layer using lotions and shower gels. We recommend using a set of products that all release the same fragrance for a longer period.

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This set consists of a shower gel, a hair and body fragrance mist, and a day cream – a harmony of an intoxicating yet delicate aroma sparked with notes of black amber plum, vanilla woods, and jasmine blooms.

8. Line your lenins

Spritz a little perfume on a handkerchief or a piece of paper and place it in your clothes drawer. This will transfer the essence of your perfumes onto your clothes without staining them. Even if you forget to spray, your clothes will end up smelling incredible.

Make A Note Of These Notes

The charming aroma of any scent comes from the melody of multiple notes delicately grooving in unison. These notes consist of top notes, heart notes, and base notes. According to a study, top notes are the ones that fade away the quickest, followed by heart notes and base notes. If you want your perfume to last longer, pay head to the prominence of the notes, if the base notes are prominent, then the perfume will have a longer shelf life. You can always check the product description to know which note is the strongest.

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What we love: The warm, woody, and sweet-smelling scent of the finest quality of musk and vanilla at the base, with a dash of bergamot, orange, grapefruit, and peach to make it more refreshing.

Burberry Goddess Eau De Parfum Pen Spray
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What we love: Formulated with vanilla from Madagascar, the heart note is a vanilla caviar with a rich sweetness, and at base, a luminous lavender.

What we love: The celebration of floral extravagance and the opulence of sandalwood.

Moi By Nykaa Raison D'Etre Eau De Parfum Luxury Perfume for Women
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What we love: The subtle yet elegant fragrance that comes from the rose and vanilla tapered with musk and vetiver.

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What we love: The citrus notes and Brazilian purple passion fruit that starts Bombshell off with a bright, exotic sparkle.

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What we love: The warm feeling you get when you enter a patisserie for the price of a cupcake.

Bella Vita Organic Luxury Date Perfume
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What we love: A floral mix of jasmine and violet with a hint of moss and vanilla that will make you feel you’re in the Folklore music video.

FAQs

1. What is the difference between perfume, cologne, and body spray?

Perfumes have a higher concentration of fragrance oil, somewhere between 20–30%, lasting up to a full day when applied correctly. Colognes are generally seen as men’s perfume, they can have up to 5% of perfume oils and last up to a couple of hours. Body sprays, on the other hand, are diluted and generally used as antiperspirants.

2. Can I wear more than one perfume at once?

Yes, wearing more than one perfume at once is called fragrance layering. You can choose scents that you find complementary to each other to make your aroma last longer and more dynamic than usual.

3. How can I make my perfume last longer?

Apply on your pulse points, line your clothes drawer with perfume, don’t rub after applying, and use perfume after a shower on damp, moisturised skin. These are just a few tips on how to make perfume smell last longer.

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