Our lives are interspersed by various scents throughout the day. Some such scents are best forgotten about, while others remind us of fond memories, such as our grandmothers with their flasks of vintage perfume, or the remnants of our mothers’ perfume on her silk scarf. Therefore it is no surprise that everyone likes to have their own signature scent, to smell great for both ourselves and others (with varying success, it must be admitted!) To make the most of your perfume, application techniques are important. Find the best of them in this article….
1) Watch where you store your perfumes
In particular, avoid the bathroom, where the heat and humidity can damage them and cause them to turn. Store your perfumes in dry, cool areas that are protected from light, in order to make them last as long as possible, and hold on to their original fragrance.
2) To make your perfume last longer, dab on a little Vaseline before you spritz
3) The perfume will hold better on “oily” skin. Use a moisturiser with either a neutral odour or one that will complement the scent of the perfume before applying it.
Perfume-free moisturisers (or ones with very neutral fragrances) won’t interfere with your perfume.
4) Spray your perfume just after drying yourself after your shower, before getting dressed. Slightly damp skin will hold the perfume better.
5) NEVER rub your wrists together after applying perfume.
This makes your perfume wear off more quickly.
6) Does your perfume smell too strong, or would you prefer a lighter fragrance? Spray it in front of you and walk into the mist.
7) If you don’t have a special hair perfume, spray your hairbrush before brushing your hair.
Spraying the perfume directly on to your hair can dry your hair out, due to the alcohol content in the perfume. Best avoided!