How to Make Your Perfume Last
Don’t you hate when spray yourself with perfume in the morning, smell good for a few hours and then before you know it the scent has completely faded? The last thing you want to do is carry around your perfume bottle with you, so how can you possibly get the scent to last throughout the day and night? Well no need to worry any longer. By following this simple guide you will be able to spritz yourself with your favourite fragrance in the morning and have it last for the entire day, and night.
Choosing the Right Perfume
The first thing that you have to know when trying to get your perfume to last throughout the day is that certain scents will outlast others. If you do not have a lot of downtime and want your scent to last all day long then you need to avoid using citrus based fragrances. They usually disappear withing a few hours because they are generally a light fragrance.
Musks and woody based scents tend to last a long time. This is due to the oils in the perfume that evaporate slower than those in a citrus perfume. However, regardless of the scent that you choose the type of perfume will determine the time that it lasts.
This type of fragrance will last the longest. It contains the most oils so it evaporates slower. It is generally the most expensive though. It is also very strong and not ideal for everyday use.
Eau de Parfum
This is the second longest lasting fragrance and contains only slightly less oil than parfum. Again, it is slightly overpowering.
Eau de Toilette
This is next in line and will usually last a long time. It is the most common type of fragrance and the best for every day use.
Eau de Cologne
This is the weakest of the fragrance bunch and also the cheapest. Since it contains the least amount of oils it will not last long.
Applying Perfume Correctly
Another way to ensure that you perfume lasts for a long time is to apply it correctly. Perfume will last longer on skin that is well-moisturized. The oils on the skin will trap the fragrance and last for a long time. Apply a body oil or moisturizer after you shower to help keep your skin moisturized.
When you apply the perfume, focus on pulse points, or the areas where the veins are closer to the surface of the skin. This can be on your wrists, neck, behind the knees and between the breasts. Apply a light mist of fragrance to your hair as well. One thing that you must remember when applying perfume is not to rub it in.
Do not rub your wrists or your neck after applying the perfume. It will break down the oils and cause the scent to disappear faster than it should. If you apply the fragrance correctly your perfume will be with your throughout the day.