Here are some tips to make perfume last all day
We all love fragrances. so if we knew a way to make your perfume last all day that would be great right? It’s so good to have your unique scent that adds to the ambiance of who you are, and one that people remember you by. The scent is one of the most powerful memory triggers. Just one small trace of a scent can take your mind right back to a specific place, event, person, or period of time. A few weeks ago I discovered a new scent, and I’ve worn it every day since. When I move on to my next scent, whenever that may be, this scent will always bring me back to where I am in my life right now.
But the problem is throughout the day with our busy lifestyle never seems to make it last more than a few hours. We’ve searched some solutions to make it work. Bear in mind that your cologne’s intensity will naturally start to fade with every passing second. That’s just how it is. The type of product you’ve purchased mostly determines duration.
That being said, you can still do some things to extend the life of your cologne. What follows are some tips you might find helpful. Some may seem obvious while others will make you pause and think.
After saw what I’ve been doing wrong, now I can see most of the things can be avoided with little effort. So our team in perfume recommendations listed them with detailed information to make it easier for you.
Target pulse points
Temperature is the prime factor that activates perfume. The pulse points on your body (where your heart rate can be felt) are the best places to apply a scent, due to the warmness of your blood. Some such points are located behind your ear, on your wrist, inside your elbow, and behind your knee.
After applying a perfume, many people feel a need to rub it in in order to warm the skin or spread the scent. This is a big mistake! Rubbing a perfume breaks down its molecules, vanishing the scent into thin air.
Know the common fragrance terms
Familiarize yourself with common fragrance terms so you know exactly what the sales associates are suggesting to you when choosing a fragrance. If your goal is to have the fragrance last as long as possible, use a product with a high oil concentration.
Eau De Parfum (EDP)
• 8-15% concentration of fragrance
• Lasts 3 to 5 hours
• Pretty Expensive
Eau De Toilette (EDT)
• 4-8% concentration of fragrance
• Lasts 2 to 4 hours
• Moderately Expensive
Eau De Cologne (EDC)
• Only 3-5% concentration of perfume essence.
• Lasts for only 2 hours
• Relatively Cheap
Apply a lotion before your fragrance
Oily complexions hold fragrances longer, so if you have dry skin, use a moisturizer first to help lock in the scent. Unscented lotion is better than scented one because it won’t mix up with your scent.
Store your bottles properly
Factors like high temperature, direct sunlight, and dampness will be able to separate the mixes in a fragrance, making it be less fragrant. To keep your fragrances at their best, store it in a cool place, far from direct sunlight. Make a point to keep it out of the restroom, as the temperature and moistness from showers could harm their scent badly.
Avoid spraying on clothes
You may not be doing this and probably this won’t apply to you but, listen. When you apply a fragrance to clothing, you run the chance of damaging that piece of apparel. The oils and other ingredients in a fragrance just aren’t good for cotton or silks. Most importantly, spraying something like Creed aventus onto a shirt does nothing but waste the fragrance. That’s because the scent is going to quickly vanish into thin air.
Be mindful of weather
During warm days, you won’t need to use as much cologne because your skin is absorbing more. Also, In cold days, you might want to use a little more because less product is being absorbed. Fall is a bit uncertain because the weather can change from day to day.
Timing is everything
This term applies to many things in our lives there is some confusion on the topic what is the best time to put on cologne. Some folks think the application should happen as the last step before walking out the door. Others believe it’s best to spritz after drying off from the shower. So, Can you guess the answer? Well, it turns out that the perfect time to put it on is moments after taking a warm shower. The science behind this tip is very simple. Your skin’s pores are open the widest. By applying the cologne at that time, your pores can more deeply absorb the fragrance. The result is the much longer lasting scent.
Apply on the hair too
You can also apply fragrance on your hair. It will bring better results. But make sure you don’t apply the fragrance directly. Some alcohol-based scents can be harmful to your hair. Look for specific fragrances designed just for the hair or just spray your regular one on the hairbrush before running it through your hair.
Create your unique custom scent by layering
My opinion is signature scents are the best. if you are someone like me you also don’t like having the scent same as everyone. Some perfumes allow you to mix or layer your own custom scent. Whether you want to build your layering collection from scratch, start out with a bunch of options laid out in front of you, or be provided with a foolproof system, there are brands that can help you create your unique fragrance.
Don’t use scented soaps and moisturizers
Avoid scented soaps and moisturizers unless you are using a product made by the same manufacturer as your cologne, you should avoid products that are scented. using an unscented soap or moisturizer you can avoid mixing those scents together.
I hope you found this article useful.
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Thank you very much for reading, have a nice day!
Thomas Wilson is a professional perfumer, who has more than 4 years of experience in the field.