National Fragrance Day: Best Fragrance Hacks To Long-Lasting Perfumes
One major way to define your sense of style and create a signature scent for yourself is by incorporating a perfume into your beauty routine. Perfumes instantly make you feel more attractive and boost your confidence, they also trigger memories as we tend to associate people to particular fragrances.
Yet what is unknown to people is the psychology of fragrance – the art of perfume application, that is backed up by tried-and-true methods.
In celebration of National Fragrance Day, we have created a list of fragrance do’s and don’ts in order for you to get the best wear out of your favourite fragrances.
Ahead, we’ve shared our tips on the best ways to wear your perfume.
Apply immediately after you shower
The same way you apply your body lotions and oils after you shower is the same way you should apply perfume as well.
To make it last even longer, make sure to layer your perfume over a body lotion or oil. The best way is to use a scented lotion that compliments the scent of your perfume for an even longer lasting effect.
Fragrance lasts longer when your skin is hydrated.
Use Petroleum Jelly
We’re sure you’ve seen this tip making rounds on the internet. It’s been said that applying petroleum jelly to the pulse points you would usually spritz your perfume to will make it last longer.
Select the right pulse points
What does pulse points even mean?
Pulse points are the places on the skin where you can feel your heartbeat. This is because those are the areas your arteries are closest to the surface of your skin, so if you press your fingers to them, you’ll feel your heartbeat.
Also called “warm points”, the four main pulse points are the neck, the wrists, behind the knee, behind the ears, and inside the elbow. Additional points are your ankles, calves and cleavage. These areas are naturally warm and your body heat will activate the perfume throughout the day.
Avoid rubbing it in
Resist the urge to rub perfume into your skin. We know you’re used to it, but it’s time to cut it out.
By rubbing your wrists, you’re messing with the notes which will cause them to fade, evaporate or dry out.
So try not to rub it in, apply the fragrance and let it dry by itself so you won’t miss out on the fragrance experience.
Also called “fragrance cocktailing”, this is a way you can create a truly unique scent for yourself.
Layering means using different body products with the same/similar scents to increase the longevity of a single perfume.
The best way to layer scents is to start with a scented shower gel and lotion, go in with a big perfume, and then top it off with a body spray or mist. The rule is they should all have similar or complementary notes.
Examples of fragrances that complement each other are: Oud-Vanilla, Musk-Leather, Floral-Woody.