How to make perfume last all day: application rules that few know

Alina MilsentLife
How to apply perfume correctly

Summer heat is the main enemy of perfumes. The scent of even the most expensive brands can quickly fade away, so people around you will smell the unpleasant odor of sweat and staleness.

According to experts, it is important to remember the main factors that will prevent weathering: the right places of application, sufficient moisture, and optimal concentration. OBOZREVATEL figured out how to make your perfume last all day.

Rule 1: Moisturize

Before applying perfume, be sure to apply a high-quality moisturizer, preferably unscented. This is the first and foremost rule to prevent weathering. It is ideal to use a lotion that matches the scent of the chosen perfume. Often, brands produce lines - perfume, lotion, and deodorant.

Rule 2: Pulse points

Pulse points are the warmest places on the body because that's where the blood is closest to the skin surface. Experts recommend spraying the fragrance on:

  • wrists
  • the area behind the ears
  • neck
  • behind the knees (especially relevant for the summer season of dresses and shorts)
  • behind the elbows.

However, do not overdo it - choose one or two places to spray and do not apply perfume to each of the above points.

The most common mistake is rubbing your wrist after spraying. This is absolutely not allowed. This will damage the molecules in the fragrance and change its smell.

Rule 3: Hair

If you want to leave a pleasant trail of scent on your hair, you should never apply perfume directly to your curls - alcohol will instantly dry them out and ruin their structure. There are special aromatic hair sprays that are worth buying. Alternatively, apply the perfume to a comb, wait for it to dry, and comb your hair.

Rule 4: Concentration

It is worth distinguishing between perfume, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, and sprays:

  • perfumes are the most persistent and long-lasting, as they contain about 20-40% aromatic oil;
  • Eau de parfum contains 10-20% of fragrance oil;
  • Eau de toilette contains 10% of fragrance oil;
  • body sprays contain only 1-3% of fragrance oil.

It would seem that the choice is obvious - the most concentrated perfumes. But experts advise choosing eau de parfum for everyday use.

Perfume is applied dottedly - with your fingers on the pulse points; it is not sprayed or smeared on the hair.

Eau de parfum and eau de toilette are sprayed in the air, and then walked through this cloud so that the molecules are evenly distributed over the skin.

Also, pay attention to the ingredients. Woody and oriental notes will last longer on the skin, while fruity notes will fade the fastest.

Rule 5: The right time

Perfume should be applied immediately after taking a shower - moisture will fix the smell. Do not spray it on your clothes.

Earlier, OBOZREVATEL told you how to choose the right personal scent by mixing several compositions. These rules will make your life easier because you won't have to buy new bottles of the product.

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