Did you know the global perfume market was worth US$ 37.4 Billion in 2017? This proves that the shoppers of perfumes are rising steadily. If you are among them and you prefer only expensive perfumes like these, then you should learn about some easy hacks that will make the perfume last longer on your body without overdoing it (and being responsible for making people puke or faint). Ready? Just scroll down for the tips shared by Sarah Stevens, Marketing Manager at Fragrance 365.
Ø Know About Perfume Concentration
The first thing you need to do is learn about perfume concentration or how much perfume is there in a bottle. You ought to remember that Eau de Parfum is more concentrated than Eau de Toilette (EDT) while Eau de Cologne (EDC) has the lowest concentration in comparison. The higher the concentration, the more expensive/stronger it will be, and the lower would be the amount you need to use.
Ø Spray in the Right Places
The next step is to remember to spray it in the right places. Men would be smart to spray on central areas like neck and chest while women can spray it on areas like wrists, neck, thighs, cleavage or even on thighs. If the scent is strong, only two sprays will do, and if it’s mild, you can go for 3-4 sprays. The places where men and women can try it are elbows, wrists, neck and behind the ears, as they are pulse points.
Ø Store it Right
Storage matters a lot when it comes to making perfume last longer. You should avoid storing it in the bathroom cabinet because the moisture and heat from showers and baths might affect the intensity of the fragrance. Learn to store every fragrance you own in a cool or dry place where the temperature is steady and lack of direct light.
Ø Try Layers
Start layering on your fragrance by using a body oil or lotion before spraying a fragrance. It will allow the perfume to bind to a better surface. It is also recommended that you spray a fragrance just after you take a bath or shower as your skin will be hydrated best. If you don’t want the smell of your fragrance to mix with the fragrance of the body oil or lotion, then you ought to invest in unscented body oil or lotion. In contrast, if you want the fragrance to be unique, you can opt for a body lotion or oil that has a similar smell to the fragrance you have picked.
Ø No Rubbing Allowed
One more thing you need to remember is that rubbing is not allowed once you spray a fragrance. If you don’t rub it in, the scent will unfold naturally while warming up the skin and you will be able to enjoy all its notes.
Ø Final Advice
Even if you stick to all these points and still the fragrance is not lasting as long as you want then you would be smart to carry a small vial with you for touch-ups.