Does applying petroleum jelly under your perfume make the scent last longer? | Fragrance

the hack
According to TikTok users, wearing a petroleum-based moisturizer under your perfume can make a perfume last longer on your skin.

The promise
Fancy perfumes can cost a fortune, and the more often you apply them, the more your money evaporates into thin air. By spreading Vaseline on your neck before spraying your perfume, you delay the drying process and there is no need to reapply it.

The test
There’s a logic here: perfumes last less on dry skin, and the alcohol that forms the base of most perfumes dries it out even more. Some schools of thought suggest applying an unscented moisturizer and then spraying on it, but TikTok recommends using petroleum jelly instead. So in the morning I apply the jelly to one wrist but not the other, then spray my light floral scent on each. At the end of the day, after a sniff, the jelly wrist definitely has a stronger scent. The next day I take my investigation further, using deeper woody notes that are known to last the longest on the skin (the best ones contain oud, which is extracted from one of the most expensive woods in the world) . I repeat the process. In the evening, the difference is marked – I even have it checked by a friend to check that I am not losing my mind.

The verdict
It was child’s play to try. For once, I can safely say: the Vaseline hack definitely works.

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