Although some perfumes have truly weak base notes which cause them to have very little staying power, at other times it simply boils down to usage.
We've all had that sorely disappointing experience where we purchase that one fragrance with fantastic packaging and the promise of an olfactory epiphany. Upon use though, it turns out that said perfume has zero staying power, quickly fizzling into thin air.
While some perfumes have truly weak base notes which cause them to have very little staying power, at other times it simply boils down to usage.
So just how can one make the most of a bottle of perfume, achieving long-lasting effect? Simply follow these easy steps.
Spray after bathing: When we bath, our pores open up, and right after a shower, they're still open. This makes it the perfect time to spray on some perfume as the body soaks in the fragrance. Spray a generous amount of perfume after bath and let your body heat soak it all in and gradually dissipate the fragrance through the day.
Moisturise skin before spraying: Scientific research proves that perfume lasts longer on oily skin - perfume really just needs something to cling on and this is what happens when perfume is sprayed on oily skin. It settles on the skin and wraps the body in a film of fragrance.
Spray on pulse points: Pulse points are the area of the body where you can feel the heart rate through blood vessels that are located close to the skin. Moral of the story? They make great points to douse with perfume. So next time you're applying perfume, ensure you apply it on the neck, behind the ears and wrists. Additional places also include elbow folds, behind the knees, cleavage and hair.
Do not apply directly to skin: In order to achieve best results and also minimise the chance of possible skin irritation, ensure the bottle is placed at least 6 inches from the body before spraying it. As a final note, spray the perfume into the air after you're fully clothed and step into that space so the perfumed air settles on you.
Store in a cool, dry, place: The instruction on the bottle isn't just another inscription folks, humidity and heat are actually bad for perfumes as they can cause them to evaporate. So, store in a cool, dry, place.
Layer on scents: Rather than use only just the perfume, endeavour to use perfumes alongside deodorants and body mists. So once you get out of the shower, use the body mist and allow that to settle on your skin. Then use some body spray before finally topping of with perfume.