Who wouldn’t love to smell great all day? Wearing your favorite fragrance can certainly help, but you may have noticed that many perfumes wear off by lunchtime. This is likely because you’re not applying your perfume the right way.
Most people don’t realize there are best practices for applying fragrance, many of which make a perfume last longer. Unfortunately, if you store your perfume in the bathroom or on a display shelf, you’re not storing it correctly either.
Here we will cover some tips and best practices for getting the most out of your perfume — both for wearing it and storing it.
1. Apply Perfume Right After Your Shower
Starting with proper application helps ensure your fragrance lasts all day. For best results, apply your perfume right after you shower and dry off.
2. Make Sure Skin Is Moisturized Before Appling Perfume
Applying unscented lotion before you spritz on your perfume will moisturize your skin and lock in your fragrance better.
3. Spray Or Dab Onto Bare Skin
Keep fabric and clothing from obstructing your fragrance. The perfume smells best and lasts the longest when able to meld with the natural oils of your body.
4. Apply Perfume To Your Pulse Points
Fragrance reacts to heat, and applying it 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.
5. Smear A Small Amount Of Vaseline To Your Pulse Points Before Applying Perfume
If you need some extra life out of your fragrance, 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.
6. 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. If you can’t spray your fragrance, gently dab it on your skin.