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10 Ways To Make Your Perfume Last Longer

10 Ways To Make Your Perfume Last Longer
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Everyone has their favourite perfumesyour go-to signature scents that give you an instant boost and make youfeel like you. So how do you make the most of every spritz?Allbeauty brings you10 hackstogive your perfume even more staying power, so you’ll smell fresh as a Marc JacobsDaisy, or shine bright like an Armani Diamond all day long. 

1.Apply perfume to clean and dry skin

It’s always a good idea to apply your perfume soon after you’ve had a shower and dried yourself. The steam fromthe shower opens up the pores in your skin, allowing the fragrance to interact with your skin the way it is meantto. And what better way to start your day than with a fresh spritz of scent?

2.Moisturise first

Moisturising should always be part of your daily skincare routine, but making sure that your skin is well hydratedhelps your skin to absorb the perfume better. To make the most of your fragrance, opt for an unscented bodylotion, or better yet, a moisturiser with the same fragrance as your perfume.

3.Know your perfume points

Your pulse points are usually warmer than other parts of your body. Spritzing your perfume on these areasincreases its projection and will help diffuse the scent for longer. Your pulse points include:WristsBehind the earsInside the elbowsBack of the kneesYou can also spray some perfume on your cleavage and ankles. Some people also find that perfumes diffuse betterif they apply it on the tops of their earsit maysound weird but it does work.If you’re a man who wants to know how to make the most of hisaftershave, readthis guide.

4.Don’t forget your hair

Your hair can really carry perfume well. Spray a little on freshly washed and dried hair or on your hairbrush todistribute the scent more evenly.You can also use a perfume especially for hair. Findoutmore abouthair mists and perfumes here.

5.Don’t rub your wrists

Most people tend to rub their wrists after applying perfume. Doing this actually causes the perfume to evaporatefaster, which means you’ll have to reapply the scent sooner. Instead, just spritz it on your wrist and let it air drynaturally.

6.Mist from a distance

Misting your perfume too close to your skin can result in large droplets concentrated in one area, and an unevenscent. Instead, hold your perfume bottle a few inches away from your skinabout 6 to 7 inches away is ideal.If you are using a miniature bottle without a spray, then you can use the bottle stopper to apply the perfume toyour pulse points or the bottle neck. Avoid using your fingertips as far as possible. You can also buy anatomiserto make your fragrance even easier to spray on the go.

7.Less is more

This is definitely true when it comes to perfume. While some perfumes can be really light, others can have strongbouquets and they can be overpowering if youspraytoo muchonat a time. Check whether your chosen fragranceis anEau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum,orParfumastheyall have different concentrations-learnwhat thedifferences are here.Spray heavier perfumes with a light handas ageneral rule,give your fragrance just one ortwo sprays and reapply as necessary as the scent fades.Be careful while reapplying though, as your nose can get used to thescent and you may think your perfume hasworn off when it hasn’t. If in doubt, ask your bestie!As well as making your perfume last longer when you wear it, you can also lengthen its shelf life, giving you evenbetter value and more timeto enjoyyour favourite scent.Here’s how:

8.Don’t shake yourfragrancebottle

Shaking the perfume can also air to infuse the fragrance and shorten its lifespan.Unlike a martini, perfumes don’tlike to be shakenor stirredsokeep the bottle nice and still tomake it last longer.

9.Keep your perfume in its original bottle

Perfumebottlescome in such beautiful designs that you probably won’t want to storethemin anything else anywaybut decanting your fragrances into separate containers can allow air to saturate them,which can alter theirchemical makeup and affect their scent.Instead, keepyour fragrancein the bottle it came in.

10.Store your perfume in a cool, dark place

Perfume can break down in fluctuating temperatures or humidity. Stow your perfume in a cool drawer, rather thanin the bathroom, and keep it away from direct sunlight.Need to restock your perfume closet or on the look-out for a new signature scent? Shop thebest perfumes for menand women on allbeautyat great prices today
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