Chances are, the same fragrance will smell different on a friend from the way it smells on you. If you don’t believe us, try it. Anyway, we’re here to tell you that it’s totally normal. But why does it happen? You’re about to find out…
1. Oily skin = your perfume will smell stronger 👍
It’s good news for people with oily skin. Yep, your perfume’s smell is heightened when it mixes with the oils in your skin. Can we get a whoop whoop? It also means you don’t have to reapply your fragrance constantly throughout the day. Our fave type of fragrances for oily skin? Citrussy scents. They give off a fresh, energetic vibe that you’ll be able to rock from morning coffee to evening cocktail. We’re currently obsessing over Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal for her (blood orange mixed with honey) and Issey Miyake L’Eau Majeure d’Issey (a citrus cocktail of bergamot and grapefruit).
2. Dry skin = your perfume will disappear more quickly 👎
Listen up, dry skin may mean your perfume doesn’t last as long as you’d like (it’s all down to the lack of oils in your skin), but there’s a cure! That’s right. Try spicy, oriental scents to up your fragrance-longevity game. We love Hugo Boss Boss The Scent Intense for her (vanilla and roasted cocoa) and Viktor & Rolf Spicebomb for him (tobacco and white leather accord). Another tip? Layer your fragrance by moisturising your skin beforehand with a scented body lotion: try Paco Rabanne Lady Million Body Lotion for her or Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male Aftershave Balm for him. You won’t regret it.
3. Stress = your perfume won’t last that long 🤚
The smell of your perfume is affected when you get stressed. That’s because your heart rate increases, making you sweat more, which changes the smell of your fragrance. So it’s officially time to relax, guys and gals. It will do your perfume wonders…