Want To Make Your Perfume Last Longer? Try These Tricks

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These tips and tricks are sure ways to make perfume last longer and get the most out of it to ensure that you stay smelling gorgeous all day long.

It’s understandable that you have a busy working day ahead and you want to smell fresh so you slap on a heavy amount of perfume. But there’s no guarantee that it will last you till you hit the bed. But fret not. We’ve got you covered with nine easy ways to make your perfume last longer so that you remain fresh all day. 

These are simple methods that won’t take much of your time and at the same time they’ll ensure that you keep smelling fresh all the live long day. 

1. Do not store fragrances in damp warm places 

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Heat, light, and humidity will break down the perfume and affect its quality and fragrance. So keep them in a cool place like in the drawers of your vanity to keep them away from lights coming in through the windows.  

2. Moisturise first

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Well moisturised skin has the ability to retain fragrances for much longer. If you have dry skin, DO apply unscented lotion before spraying on your perfume. This is one of the ways to make perfume last longer. 

3. Apply Vaseline on pulse points

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Vaseline on pulse points as one of the ways to make perfume last longerThis amazing all rounder product will help your body to “cling” on the fragrance for longer compared to spraying it on dry skin.

4. Target warm areas on your body

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DO put more focus on areas of your body that is warmer. This is one of the ways to make perfume last longer on your skin. However, do not spray on all the warm areas all at once or it will become too overpowering.

Instead, choose a couple of target areas, like the neck for example, or the inside of your elbows and behind the knees. Warm areas are great for diffusing the fragrance to your entire body and leaving you smelling awesome throughout the day. 

5. Spray perfume on your hairbrush before combing your hair

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Don’t use Alcohol-based directly on your hair, this will dry your hair out. So try spraying it on your hairbrush instead before brushing out your hair. This will ensure that your hair is lightly scented and unscathed.

6. Create custom smells

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You can do this by layering your perfume, warranted that you try this from the comfort of your own home before wearing it out. Do experiment layering scents on paper blotters first and find one that you like.

Always start with stronger scents first before a lighter one so that the stronger one does not overpower the second. Also, do bear in mind that there is such a thing as too much perfume. 

7. Misconception on ways to make perfume last longer

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Do not rub your wrists together! Because if you do, this will force the top notes of your fragrance to disappear faster resulting in your perfume not lasting as long as it should. 

Leaving it to dry will also allow you to smell its true scent. So even if it is habitual, don’t rub your wrists together to ensure one of the sure-fire ways to make perfume last longer. 

8. Mix the last bit of perfume with unscented lotion

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Why buy when you can make full use of what’s left? Mix the last bits of your perfume with unscented lotion for your very own scented lotion! Waste not, want not.

9. Scented swabs for touch up

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If you don’t own sample size perfumes, chances are you wouldn’t want to lug them around in your bag all day. A great tip and one of the ways to make perfume last longer is to carry with you some scent saturated cotton swabs in a ziplock bag. They are compact and easy to bring around for touch-ups, even if you’re thinking of using a small clutch for the day.

Were the tips above helpful? Do share with us if you have any other tips and tricks on ways to make perfume last longer! We’re excited to hear your thoughts.

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Rosanna Chio