Eau de Parfums Built to Last
Throughout years of trial and error we have compiled the complete list of tips to extending the life of your signature scents.
Apply right after your shower.
Make sure skin is moisturized before application. Applying unscented lotion before you spritz on your perfume will moisturize your skin and lock in your fragrance better.
Keep fabric and clothing from obstructing your fragrance. Perfume smells best and lasts the longest when able to meld with the natural oils of your body.
Fragrance reacts to heat, and applying to your pulse points can help release scent throughout the day. Try spritzing the nape of your neck, insides of your elbows, wrists, or the back of your knees.
Rub a small amount of Vaseline onto your pulse points before application. The balm will act as an additional moisturizing lock for the scent, helping it last even longer.
Don't rub the fragrance in. Rubbing your wrists together breaks down the chemicals and causes top notes to break down faster than they would have otherwise.
Spray fragrance onto your hairbrush and brush through your hair.
If you want some extra scent in your hair, you can spray it on your brush and run it through dry hair.
Line your drawers with perfume to subtly scent clothing.
Store your perfume in a cool, dark place. Fragrance can break down in fluctuating temperatures or humidity. Instead of storing your scents in the bathroom, keep it in a cool drawer away from direct sunlight.
Don't shake your perfume bottle. Shaking the perfume can also allow air to infuse the fragrance and shorten its lifespan.
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