Applying perfume is usually your final touch before a night in the town. Think about it… you put on your clothes, apply makeup, you fix your hair, and right before you‘re ready to walk out, you add your final touch by applying perfume.
However, not too long after you’ve left your place, you realize that your perfume is beginning to fade.
What happened? More than likely you only sprayed it in couple of random places rather than applying
it in specific areas of your body. If you want to learn how to get the most out of your perfume, keep
reading and we’ll tell you how to make your scents last for hours.
Let’s begin with a quick chemistry and anatomy class. Perfumes have three basic components: water,
alcohol and oils. Oils are the elements that give it its scent and as water and alcohol evaporate, they
slowly release the scent from the oils. Now for the anatomy part, there are areas on your body that
produce higher amounts of body heat, and these areas are aid in the evaporation process of water and
Now that you are a chemistry and anatomy whiz, I’m sure you were able to put two and two together… you want to apply perfume in the parts of your body that produce higher body heat. These areas are behind your ears, the back and sides of your neck, the inside of your wrists, and the crook of your elbows.
Another tip is to apply lotion on these areas before you apply the perfume. The lotion should be
unscented or of the same scent of your perfume. Wait a couple of minutes for the lotion to dry and
then apply the perfume. This technique helps your body absorb the oils from the perfume and make the scent last for hours.
The best time to apply perfume is right after taking a shower. This is because your skin absorbs more of the oils when it’s wet. You should also apply a few drops of perfume on your hair when it’s wet. Your hair will absorb the scents and it will not suffer any damage!
If you want your perfume to last even longer, apply it to the garments that you will be wearing. This
technique works better if you apply it on natural fabrics such as cotton and silk. Just be careful! Only
apply perfume to garments that you wash frequently and only use one perfume per garment, otherwise
you risk the possibility of mixing scents and that’s not too pretty.
It’s important that you use perfume on a daily basis. There is nothing wrong with having a scent for
your daytime activities and different scent for special occasions at night. You will not get bored of
the aromas and you will notice their scents even more. Just remember that perfumes smell best
when used in reasonable doses. Applying too much will result in overuse of the product and create an
overpowering tone of the perfume.
Last but not least, change your perfume according to the seasons. Choose subtle scents during the fall
and strong scents during the summer.