We all know somebody who consistently smells amazing. Aside from a fine fragrance collection there is an art to smelling good. Where, when and how you use your fragranced skin products to get maximum appreciation for your aroma is important. So, what is the secret to a long-lasting scent?
Choose the right scent
Different smells behave differently depending on their composition. While citrusy notes tend to dissipate quickly, spicy and earthy ones tend to linger for longer. A balanced fragrance will evolve as the day moves on. Changing as its dissipates to reveal new characteristics..
Build up your fragrances.
From your shower gel to body lotion, the way you smell is a combination of all of your scented add-ons. By using different smells together, you build layers of fragrance that stick around throughout the day.
Strategically place your smells
Go beyond the standard spray on your wrists and neck. Splash your perfume onto warmer, more concealed, areas of your body. Areas such as your stomach and chest, as well as behind the knees, help to prolong your perfume. The body heat in these areas also helps to advance the scent and it wears.
Don’t crush it
While it seems natural to rub your perfume in after its application, this is a no-no. Rubbing will crush the delicate chemistry of your perfume and you will find the smell will not only change but will wear for a shorter time.
Know when to use it
The ideal time to start building your fragrances is when your skin is slightly damp. So, the perfect time is after a shower or bath. Moisture helps to lock in the scent molecules.
Keep your skin moisturised
Be sure to moisturize your skin before you begin to build your fragrance. Dry skin will tend to absorb the smell, making it fade faster. Moisturised skin gives the odour something to adhere to, so it lasts longer.
Too much heat or humidity breaks down the scent particles of your perfume, making them less potent. So, avoid storing perfume bottles in the bathroom and always keep them in cool, dry areas of your home.
The secret to smelling sensational is knowing when, where and how to use your fragrances properly. In the immortal words of the fresh prince of Bel-Air… “smell you later!”