Apart from the choice of perfume, there is also some strategy behind when and where to spray one’s perfume which affects how strong the scent is and how long it will last.
Here are some secrets of people who smell nice no matter the time of the day.
Choose more potent scents: Not all scents have the same power of fragrance. So if longevity is your top concern, you should go for long lasting fragrance.
Layer fragrances: From shower gels to body lotions to oils, most of your favourite perfumes should come in different forms and by wearing a few of them together, you build layers of fragrance that stick around throughout the day.
Know where to apply it: Go beyond the wrists and spritz your perfume onto warmer and often more concealed areas of your body, like your stomach and chest, as well as behind the knees and ears; the body heat helps keep the scent.
Never rub it in: Though it’s impulsive to want to rub your wrists together after applying perfume, resist the urge, rubbing breaks down the top notes, leaving you with only the middle and base notes — and lesser wear time.
Know when to apply it: The sweet spot is right after showering, while your skin is still slightly damp; the extra moisture helps to lock in the scent and this will lower the risk of staining your favorite outfit or tarnishing your jewelry”.
Keep your skin hydrated: Be sure to moisturize your skin before applying any perfume as dry skin tends to absorb some of the of the scent, making it fade faster; moisturised skin keeps the fragrance for much longer.
Store perfumes properly: Exposure to heat and humidity breaks down the scent molecules in your perfume, so avoid stashing the bottles in the bathroom and always keep them in cool, dry areas of your home — like the top of your dresser or vanity set.
Reapply throughout the day: Since your skin is a living, breathing organ, it can’t hold on to scent indefinitely even though the tips above will ensure a much longer wear but for any life moments that fall outside of your regular nine-to-five (like when you’re going to dinner straight from the office), keep a travel-size sample or rollerball of perfume in your purse for a quick refresh.