Perfume is an essential not only for every woman but also for men. Many people, wanting to choose the perfect perfume, head to the drugstore. However, most often after choosing this type of perfume selection, they complain about the durability of the fragrance. The money spent on perfume often then seems lost, and the satisfaction of buying it does not appear. GentleWoman’s editors have some tips for that! There are proven ways to make your fragrance last longer and enjoy it all day long!

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Perfume selection

It is worth noting that you will not find original fragrances on store shelves. Wanting to stand out, it is worth reaching for perfumes from niche brands. They are distinguished not only by their fragrance, but also by their richly decorated flacons, which give the whole impression of luxury. About a thousand new fragrances appear on the market each year. It is also worth noting that the fragrance longevity of niche brands will therefore be much better than that of drugstore perfumes.

Proper hydration of the skin

The first step to make a fragrance last longer on the skin is to moisturize it properly. This should be taken care of in particular, just before the application itself. This is because the over-dried epidermis accepts fragrance less well. To lubricate it, we can invest in a good quality oil or lotion with moisturizing properties. However, it is worth paying attention to ensure that the cosmetic we choose does not contain a fragrance composition that could interact unfavorably with the scent of perfume. You can read more about fragrances in the article Valentine’s Day: perfumes that smell of love.

Spraying in the right places

The second point to pay attention to if you want to enjoy your favorite fragrance for several, even several hours, is to spray the perfume in the right places. These primarily include the temple, the inside of the wrists, the bends of the elbows, as well as the neck and cleavage. In addition, we should also remember to apply the perfume directly to the skin, a short distance from the body.

Avoid rubbing the skin

Rubbing the skin to extract fragrance is among one of the most pernicious perfume myths. However, it should be noted that the effect is quite the opposite of the intended one. If we rub, the top notes will simply evaporate, thereby making the scent much less intense.

A few ways on how to make a fragrance last longer
Photo: Persistence of perfume

Perfuming the hair

Another way, used by many women, is to perfume their hair. They then spread an enchanting mist that can be felt with every breeze. In this case, however, it is worth paying special attention to the scald of the perfume. They should contain as many natural ingredients as possible, as well as a small amount of alcohol, which could cause damage to the hair structure.

Proper storage the key to success

A mistake made by many people using perfume is storing it incorrectly. This is because they do not realize that they have an expiration date, after which they no longer serve their function properly. So, wanting to store flasks properly, it is important to remember a few, key rules. First, the place should be cool and shaded. Secondly, it should be far away from heating equipment, as well as sources of air conditioning.

Concentration of the product – an issue worth paying attention to

Walking through the shopping aisles of a nearby drugstore, we should pay attention to the concentration of perfume. This is the amount of essential oils dissolved in water. The larger it is, the more we extend the fragrance’s shelf life. Now it’s time for some practical advice. The highest concentration of any oils and fragrance essences is in pure perfumes, slightly lower in eau de toilette, and the lowest in fragrance mists.

Enjoy the fragrance for longer

We hope that today’s article has given a little insight into the topic of how to extend the life of a perfume fragrance. Above all, remember to properly moisturize the skin, store products in optimal conditions, and read ingredients. A method to avoid is rubbing the skin, as this method is completely counterproductive. It may also be practical to spray a little mist around the hair.


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