So you have a bottle of perfume that you are absolutely in love with. It reflects your personality perfectly and when you wear it, you feel empowered and confident. The only problem is that sometimes the scent wears off too quickly.
That’s a problem, because your scent is as equally important as your personal appearance. The two compliment each other and play equal roles in helping you showcase the best version of yourself each day.
If you want some tips on how to make your perfume last longer, just follow the tips below. I do have to warn you that it’s going to require a little more work than just the “spray and walk through” method.
How to apply:
- The best time for perfume application is immediately after getting out of the shower (after drying yourself off). The hot and steamy shower will have opened up all the little pores on your skin, so this is the prime time for your skin to soak up your favorite perfume.
- If you aren’t freshly out of the shower, moisturize your skin with unscented lotion before applying perfume. Moisturized and oily skin will retain the scent much longer than dry skin. If you’re low on time, you can do this just to the areas that you plan to spray the perfume.
- When applying perfume, don’t rub the areas where you’ve sprayed (usually we do this with our wrists) because it will change the way the scent performs with your skin. Just let it sit and absorb the way its supposed to.
For best results, I like to do a combination of 1 & 2. As soon as I am out of the shower, I moisturize all over (I have dry skin) and will apply perfume before getting dressed.
Where to apply:
Everyone says that it is important to focus on your pulse points of your skin, because this is where your body produces the most heat, which activates perfume. Some examples of these pulse points are:
- Behind the knees
- Behind the ears
- Down your back
But don’t feel the need to spray perfume on every single pulse point on your body. For me, I feel like perfume is only meant to be smelled when someone leans in to give you a hug, is standing next to you (but not in an overpowering way) or by accident if there is a slight breeze that makes your scent travel to people nearby. Otherwise it’s tacky and can be offensive. I’ve lost count of the times I’ve gotten stuck on an elevator ride at work with someone wearing way too much perfume. More often than not, everyone else in the elevator is uncomfortable, and they even complain and gossip as soon as that person leaves the elevator. Don’t be THAT girl. Perfume is a personal scent that you don’t want to force on everyone around you.
For me, the perfect combination of areas to use perfume are:
- Behind the ears – pulse point
- On your wrists – pulse point
- Once between your thighs – I learned this one from my mom. Your body generates a lot of heat here, so the scent rises upward all day.
- Hair – Hair actually holds perfume super well. Better than skin IMO. Just one light spritz on your hair will go a long way!