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The scent will last all day: how to apply perfume correctly

Alina MilsentLady
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When we wear perfume, we want the scent to last as long as possible, but even the most expensive fragrances sometimes fade quickly. The duration of the trail is primarily influenced by the technique of applying eau de parfum or eau de toilette – there are points on the body where fragrances last longer and open up more slowly.

Experts told us what to do to make the scent last all day with minimal effort. The rule "more is better" does not work in this case. It is important to spray the optimal dose on the right points on the body.

How to apply perfume correctly

Petar Peric of Chez Pierre perfume company said that the longevity of a fragrance depends on the application technique. If you randomly spray your perfume on your body or clothes or create a perfume cloud, you may use too much product and not benefit from it.

To make your perfume last longer, you should apply it to three areas:

  • on the wrist;
  • on the neck;
  • on the inside of the elbow.

In perfumery, these places are called pulse points. These parts of the body are constantly in motion. It is the movement that creates heat, which enhances the aroma of the perfume composition.

The perfumer told us how to apply the fragrance for a long-lasting sound.

"Spray the perfume on each wrist and elbow, and then on the neck, five times in total. If your perfume is very intense, you can reduce the number of sprays – two will be enough," Perich said.

Wet application method

The wet method of application ensures the maximum duration of the fragrance. It is best to apply the perfume immediately after getting out of the bath.

You can pre-apply a moisturizing lotion to the pulse points. Dry skin does not retain fragrance molecules as well as moisturized skin, so after bathing, pat your body dry with a towel and apply moisturizer. Then immediately use the perfume. Experts promise that the scent will last all day.

Can I rub the perfume after application?

The process of applying a fragrance affects the duration of its sound. If you rub your perfume by spraying it on your wrists, you should give up this habit.

Friction damages the molecules of the product. Rubbing also warms the fragrance and causes the top notes to evaporate quickly.

Perfumes created mainly from top notes will not last more than two hours, while products with more prominent base notes can last all day.

"If you want your fragrance to last longer, choose perfumes that consist of amber, musk, vanilla, sandalwood, cedarwood, and patchouli," the perfumer recommended.

He explained that fragrances come in different concentrations. It is better to choose products with more perfume oil and less alcohol.

For example, Eau de Toilette fragrances usually have about 5-15% concentration of perfumed oils, while Eau de Parfum has 15-20%, and Parfum 20-40%.

However, a higher concentration of fragrance oils is more expensive, so if you don't want to spend too much on perfume, you should choose a fragrance with more noticeable base notes and use a wet application method.

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