How to make your perfume last all day


Everyone loves being complimented on their perfume. However, the nagging problem still stalls: Every day you get ready, spray on your favorite perfume, and head out to start your day…only to find it’s already worn off in less than an hour!
So the question remains: How do you keep it smelling good everything all day ? If you are a beginner, don’t worry. We’ve got *all* the tips on how to use your perfume to smell fresh 24/7.

Layering is your new BFF.
Let’s be clear: layering is so important! One way to achieve this is to combine different scents on top of each other for a unique, personalized scent. To make sure the scent notes are complementary, use a piece of test paper before spraying on your body. Spray the strongest scent first and don’t go overboard with the amount of scents you pair.
For optimal effect, layer several products (sprays, oils and/or solid versions) of the same fragrance. You can aim for body washes, hair products, lotions, and deodorants that smell the same to enhance the aroma even more.

Know where to apply your perfume. (Hint: pulse points!)
Heat triggers the release of fragrance throughout the day, which is why the best places to apply your fragrance are on your pulse points. Pulse hotspots include areas such as the back of your neck, wrists, the inside of your elbows, the tops of your ears, and the back crevices of your knees. A general rule of thumb is to spray about 5-7 inches from the surface of the skin.

If you want an extra boost, spray some perfume on your hairbrush as well (but don’t mix this with spraying directly on your hair, which can be harmful).

Apply at the right time.
For optimal performance, add perfume to your post-shower routine. This is when your pores are open and you can use the steam from the shower to your advantage. Hydrated skin is always a pro when it comes to using perfume.

If you need to reapply throughout the day, pack a small perfume roller or invest in a travel version to throw in your everyday bag. You can also spray your perfume on a few cotton balls, swabs, or cotton swabs, and store them in a Ziploc bag for a quick touch-up.

Use the Vaseline hack.
If you didn’t already know, perfumes *love* oils and moisture! Lock in the scent by using a dab of petroleum jelly before spraying your perfume. An unscented lotion or oil will also help retain the scent longer.

High quality perfume vs body spray
High-quality perfume or body spray, but which is better? Although high quality perfumes are more expensive, they are worth it in the end. They tend to have a stronger scent and (therefore stay on longer), whereas body sprays are less concentrated in scented oils.

Don’t listen to perfume myths.
You should rub your perfume with your wrists. That’s a *huge* no-no. Rubbing it breaks up the scent, making your scent fade faster!
Fragrances never expire. Bad! Believe it or not, perfumes have a limited lifespan and don’t last forever. When the expected time is up (most perfumes have a shelf life of up to five years once opened), the scent won’t stay that long. Make sure to always replace your perfume when the time comes!

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