How to make your perfume last longer
There’s nothing more frustrating than finding your new favourite fragrance fades only after a couple of hours. Thankfully, there are some things you can do to improve its staying power…
The first thing you need to know is that dry skin won’t hold perfume well, so make sure you are super hydrated. Always moisturise before spraying your perfume, and try to avoid using any scented moisturisers.
For best results, spritz straight after showering (and moisturising) while your skin is still warm. The steam from the shower opens your pores, meaning your skin will soak up the scent better.
Hair also carries perfume really well, so try spraying some onto a hairbrush and then brushing it through your locks. It creates a beautiful ‘sillage’, the scented trail you leave wherever you go. How’s that for the word of the day?
bh fragrance favourites that last the distance….
You might love a citrusy scent, but did you know these notes tend to fade the fastest? Woody notes have a much stronger staying power, along with vanilla, patchouli, cedar and sandalwood.
Rubbing your wrists together isn’t good for scent longevity. In fact, it’ll just break up the perfume and make the scent disappear quicker than it should. Simply spray the scent on both pulse points and resist the urge to rub!
Heat and light degrade some ingredients, which can mess with the notes in your perfume and cause them to go a bit funky. To combat this issue, store your scent in a cool, dry area away from heat sources and direct sunlight. A common mistake is keeping perfume in the bathroom, where humid air can infiltrate the bottle.
It’s best to go for perfumes in spray bottles. Why? To avoid fragrance evaporation and chemical reactions caused by exposure.
Do you have any tips for making your fragrance last?