Words: Emily Venables
Everybody loves to receive a compliment or two, especially about the perfume they are wearing. However, more often than not, the quick spray of your fave signature scent in the morning won’t quite cut it if you want your scent (and the perfume appreciation) to last all day. So, here are our expert tips on how to apply perfume like a pro and to help your scent last longer.
1. Think environment
If you want your fragrance to last as long as possible, there’s something you need to do before you apply it to your skin. Think about where you keep your bottles! Heat, light and humidity will break down the perfume and lessen its quality. So, although your bottles may look perfectly pretty sat next to your bathroom sink - this is a really bad place to store them. Instead, keep them in cool, dry places, away from windows, so they can achieve their full potential.
2. Know your pulse points
Knowing where to apply your perfume is key to ensuring it lasts longer. You should be applying your fave scent to your pulse points – these are where your veins flow close to the skin and emit heat which helps a fragrance develop faster. The best places to apply your perfume are behind your ear, on your wrist, the nape of your neck, inside your elbows and behind your knees.
3. Dab, don’t rub
A common reaction when applying perfume, especially to your wrists, is to rub them together. This is a no-no if you want to make the most of your fragrance. Rubbing them together can dull the notes, instead, lightly dab your wrists together and then let the perfume dry naturally.
4. Apply perfume after a shower
Perfume is locked in by moisture on the skin, so applying to your pulse points directly after a shower is a great tip to help your fragrance linger on your skin.
5. Layer with matching products
When you get a perfume gift set, it will often be accompanied with a matching body lotion or body wash. If you use these complementary products before applying fragrance to your skin, it will help the scent stay on your skin for so much longer!
Take a look at these great sets that'll keep you smelling gorgeous from your morning shower and beyond:
Now, you should be able to apply perfume like a pro and enjoy your scent for longer!
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