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7 Tips To Make Your Perfume Last Longer
AK Valenzuela
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If you love fragrances but can’t be bother to keep a bottle in your purse or reapply throughout the day, consider the tips below. These will keep you smelling fabulous for longer.

1. Spritz on the right places

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Strategic spraying is important. Focus on your pulse points like your wrists, collar bone, the inside of your elbows, and below your earlobes. Pulse points generate more body heat which can strengthen your perfume’s potency.

2. Timing is important

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The day, the best time to apply perfume would be after a taking a shower. Your slightly damp skin should seal in the scent. After spraying, give it some time to dry off so it doesn’t rub off on your clothes.
 
3. Put on a little something first

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If you have oily skin, consider yourself lucky. Your skin will retain fragrances for much longer. If your skin is on the dry side, apply unscented lotion before your perfume. Better yet, go for the lotion variant of your favorite scent for extra staying power.
 
4. Refrain from rubbing

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Don’t rub the perfume into your skin after spritzing. Don’t rub your wrists together either. Friction will cause the notes to dissolve faster. Let your perfume dry naturally instead.

5. It’s all about chemistry

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Different types of scents have different types of fragrance oil concentrations. Eau de parfum has the highest and its scent lasts the longest. Next is eau de toilette. The lowest amount of fragrance concentration is in eau de cologne.

6. Store your perfume properly

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Perfumes have a shelf life—around three to five years. But humidity and sunlight exposure will speed up the oxidizing process. Keep perfumes in its box and store in your bathroom dresser, away from windows. What’s more, avoid shaking the bottle because that can let air in and weaken your perfume’s scent.

7. Don’t forget your hair

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Hold up, don’t just spritz your favorite perfume directly on your locks. Most perfumes contain alcohol which will dry up your hair. Instead, give your hairbrush a couple of spritz before running it through your hair, et voilà!

Got some perfume tips of you own? Leave us a comment or tag us on Instagram @iamclaireph.