6 Secrets To Lasting Fragrances

You’ve just spoiled yourself with a new perfume, but no matter how many times you apply it, it seems to fade by mid-morning. This can be quite disheartening, especially if you feel that this could become your new signature fragrance. But before you submit yourself to an Eu de parfum overdose, think strategically. These six tips will help you get the most out of your perfume purchase, making your new signature scent last longer.

Understanding Fragrance Levels

The top notes, or “head” notes, linger anywhere from 5 to 15 minutes after application. Middle  “heart” notes give a perfume its essence and will last anywhere from 2 to 4 hours. Finally, the base or “Dry Down” notes will last between four to six hours.

Store Your Fragrances Correctly

The perfume’s journey doesn’t end once you unbox it; in fact, this is only the beginning. When perfumes (especially expensive ones) are stored properly, the compounds and ingredients that make up their composition will usually last longer. Store it away from moisture, humidity and direct sunlight. These external influences can break down the fragrance notes. Instead, store them in a cool, dark and dry place.

Apply Fragrances To Pulse Points

There are specific locations on your body that emit heat, known as your pulse points. By applying perfume to those particular areas, you can assure that the fragrance will react and disperse all over the body. Your pulse points are: 

  • Wrists
  • Neck
  • Inside the elbow
  • Behind the ears
  • Along the midriff

Consider spritzing the area behind your knees and calves so the fragrance rises throughout the day.

Body Lotion – Your Perfume’s Primer

Body creams and lotions contain emollients that retain perfume. Use matching beauty products, if available, or unscented lotion or body butter. That way, you won’t apply competing aromas to your signature scent. Think of this as your perfume’s primer.

Apply A Light Mist To Your Hair

Hair is porous and has a greater tendency to hold fragrance very well. Apply a light mist over your hair or mist it on your hairbrush before using it as an innovative way of locking in your signature scent for a longer.

Strategically Scented Clothing

Eau de parfums are more concentrated than Eau de toilettes and, as a result, they have the potential to stain certain fabrics. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that you do not apply perfume directly to your clothing to avoid discolouration. However, if you take a strategic approach to fragrance application, scented clothing may prove to be one of your most reliable approaches to locking your scent in for longer.

Spread some of the perfume along the seams of the lining of your coat, as well as any other areas of your clothing that aren’t outwardly visible. Generously apply your favourite perfume to an old, thin fabric scarf or a pocket square, allowing it to dry naturally. 

With these tips, you’ll ensure your new favourite perfume becomes your lasting, lingering and locked-in signature fragrance. Browse our shop today to find your new or favourite fragrances.

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