Perfume is part of the expression of our personality and style, and we know for a fact that we all love to smell good, especially if it is for a specific event. Wearing a perfume that you love is an uplifting experience that gives you a boost to your self-confidence. That’s why it also makes you angry when the fragrance almost doesn’t last, or when you end up with your perfume after applying it several times. That’s why we bring you the best tips and recommendations to make the scent of your perfume last longer when you apply it, while making sure you don’t finish a bottle of your fragrance so quickly.
How to moisturize your skin before using perfume?
Keeping your skin well moisturized is one of the golden rules to make the scent of perfume last longer on your skin. The best time to moisturize the skin is after bathing, since the steam from the shower opens our pores. Irati Herrero, creator of Me Mi Mo Lab Olfactory Laboratory, insists that this is the best trick to make perfume last longer. Although it is recommended to apply a neutral body cream and then our fragrance in the area we want, Daniel Figuero, ambassador of Maison Dior, recommends playing with “layering” if we want to explore combinations of fragrances. In other words, Daniel recommends using a shower gel with scent, then a moisturizer with scent and finally our fragrance, in order to have a unique combination.
Using an oil-based perfume is another trick to make your fragrance last longer, since alcohol-based perfumes tend to volatilize faster and lose their strength after a few hours. Alexa Chung recommends the brand Le Labo, specifically LYS 41.
The best way to store your perfume
Another important point is the storage of our perfumes. It is best to store them in a cool place away from direct sunlight and heat. Fabrice Penot, one of the founders of the artisanal perfume brand Le Labo in New York, recommends storing perfumes in a refrigerator, an easy tip that your skin will appreciate on the hottest days. But also remember that extreme cold is not good either.
Finally, the best recommendations when applying it are not to shake the perfume bottle and not to rub the skin after applying it, as this causes the perfume molecules to break down and last less time.