How can I make my perfume last longer on my skin? Perfume can be an expensive purchase. You don’t want the scent to disappear after just a few hours. We give you 7 tips on how to make your perfume to last all day.
Find the right liquid.
Scented liquids go by a number of different names: perfume, cologne, eau de toilette, body mists, etc. Each one indicates a ratio of essential oils to alcohol, or concentration, which makes a real difference in how long a scent lingers. By definition a perfume is highest, at up to 40 percent essential oils by volume. An eau de parfum is about 15 percent, and an eau de toilette may be as little as 5 percent.
Apply perfume right after your shower.
The steam in the shower opens up your pores that will soak up the scent better. Moisturize your skin with a body lotion before applying the perfume. The more hydrated skin is, the longer fragrance will last.
Apply before you get dressed.
Perfume is activated by heat and chemical reactions so it’s actually more effective when in comes in contact with your body rather than your clothing.
Don’t rub your wrists together.
The friction break up the perfume and making the scent slightly different and duller. Just apply the scent on both pulse points on your wrist and don’t rub!
Apply at pulse points.
Do a dab behind ears, on both wrists and then along the throat. But the scent will also rise behind the knees and ankels.
Choose strong base notes.
When you are looking for perfume, you really want to choose a perfume that is going to have really strong base notes. Base notes are the most dramatic and longest lasting notes in a perfume. Notes like pine, patchouli, vanilla and musk are all notes that have been known to last the longest.
Store your perfume right.
Heat and light can degrade some of the ingredients which can make your perfume go bad. Make sure to keep it in cool and dry conditions, away from heat sources and direct sun. Do not keep perfume in the bathroom, where humid air can infiltrate the bottle. The ideal dark dry place is your closet.