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A Guide Prolonging The Longivity Of Your Perfume

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June 17, 2021

If there’s one thing I absolutely love, it’s people complimenting the way that I smell. I strive always to have a fragrance on me that matches the mood of the day or the weather, and when people recognize it, it is a wonderful feeling. 

Fragrance doesn’t always last as long as I would like it to, though. Some days I feel like I can barely smell anything after a short time, and it is as if I didn’t even spray anything on me that morning. I have learned a few tricks to keep the fragrance around longer, though. 

Here is how you can get your perfume to last much longer so that you smell great all day. 

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Heat

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You may have noticed that you can smell your perfume much more in summer than you do in winter. This is because when a fragrance is heated somehow, it tends to release the smell much more. 

For this reason, you should try to wear your perfume in the places on your body where you are the warmest, such as your neck, wrists, and behind your ears. This will also allow the fragrance to be smelled easily by anyone who comes near to you. 

Choice 

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The fragrance that you use will influence the amount of time that the fragrance lasts. If you choose a more floral or fruity scent, it will last for a shorter amount of time because the scent is so light. 

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If you choose a more woody or musky scent, then the fragrance will last longer as it is a deeper scent. You should, of course, not choose fragrances based on how long they last, though. Choose scents based on what suits you. 

Deodorant 

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Your skin will hold onto fragrance for a short time, but it cannot hold the fragrance for too long because the scent does not stick to your skin in a way that would make it last for very long. However, there is a way around this. 

Get a stick of unscented deodorant and apply it to the places on your body where you are planning to spray your perfume. You will then apply the perfume over the deodorant, and this will result in the perfume sticking. 

Concentration 

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You will need to know the amount of fragrance oil that is in your chosen perfume. This will influence how long the scent lasts. The more fragrance oil that is in your perfume, the longer the fragrance will last. 

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You can tell the concentration of fragrance oil in your perfume by reading whether it is an eau de toilette or an Eau de parfum. Eau de parfum lasts much longer than Eau de parfum because of the higher concentration of fragrance oil. 

Hair 

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If you are a woman, your hair is generally long and can carry fragrance really well. You will have noticed this if you have been around a particularly strong smell like smoke. The smell stays in your hair for a long time. 

Spraying a little of your perfume on your hairbrush and then brushing your hair or simply applying a few sprays to your hair will ensure that your fragrance sticks to you for a long time.

Bathroom 

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The amount of time that your fragrance lasts depends on many things, but one of the most important factors is where you store the perfume. The perfume’s longevity depends heavily on where you place it. 

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Your bathroom tends to be humid and damp, and this will result in the perfume being broken down. When the perfume is broken down, the fragrance will not last as long on your skin as the concentration will have weakened. 

Lotion 

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In a similar way to the way that perfume sticks to deodorant, it will also stick to lotion and damp skin. Applying your lotion and then spraying your perfume will ensure that the fragrance will last longer. 

You should ensure that the lotion is unscented so that it does not compromise the smell of the perfume. You could also simply apply a few drops of perfume into an unscented lotion so that it always smells good. 

Clothes 

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Spraying your perfume on your clothes will ensure that you always smell good. You could have a signature fragrance that you apply to your clothes after they come out of the washing to ensure that they always smell good. 

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Doing this will ensure that your clothes always smell good, and even on the days when it slips your mind to put perfume on, you will smell good because of the scent that will be clinging to your clothes. 

Pulse Points 

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Your pulse points are some of the best places that you can apply perfume. The pulse points are warm parts resulting in your body and allow the fragrance to diffuse throughout your entire body. 

Your pulse points are; your wrists, inside your elbows, on your neck, below your midriff, and behind your knees. Applying perfume in these places will ensure that you smell good all day. 

Wrists 

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Growing up, you were probably taught that you should apply your perfume to your wrists and then rubbed your wrists together so that you can disperse and dry the fragrance. This is a myth that needs to be busted. 

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For your fragrance to last longer, you should never rub your wrists together. Doing this will only force your fragrance to disappear quicker. Instead, apply your perfume and then leave it to dry on its own.

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