How to make your perfume last longer

Our scent speaks for us even before we speak for ourselves.  Each person’s unique scent melded with their favourite perfumes produces their signature scent. The famous and affluent often spend unfathomable wealth concocting the perfect fragrance for themselves.

But while choosing your perfect perfume is important, it’s equally important to wear it right. Well, let’s see how you can make your perfume last longer:

Shower and moisturise
Perfumes are often used to subdue bad odour so one common mistake is spraying it on top of sweat and poor odour. What you should do instead is take a shower. Healthy and nourishing moisturisation is a must for glowing skin as well as to help the fragrance permeate through the skin.

Apply petroleum jelly on your pulse points
The pulse points generate heat which helps activate the perfume. The blood pumps near the skin’s surface and makes it an ideal spot for perfume application. The pulse points are present at your wrists, behind the ears, at the bottom of the throat, the inside of the elbow, and behind the knees.

Spray perfume on the pulse points
The perfume smells best when it mingles with the natural oils of your skin. The application above the layer of petroleum jelly helps entrap the fragrance and make it last through the day.

Do not rub the fragrance in
Once you’ve sprayed your perfume, make sure you do not rub your wrists together. This may rub some perfume off and your skin may lose the fragrance quicker. You should spray the perfume individually on each spot for effective results.

Walk through perfume
You can spray some perfume in front of you and walk through it. This helps spread the fragrance all over and to your clothes in general. Although clothes aren’t perfect for perfume application, it can be added to the above procedures for better lasting.

Brush perfume to your hair
Perfume often neglects the hair so here’s what you can do to make sure your hair isn’t left out. Spray some perfume on your hairbrush and run it through the strands of your hair. This leaves the hair smelling divine. The alcohol quotient in perfume is said to be unharmful to the hair but if you’re skeptical, keep this only for special occasions.

(Contributed by Deblina Munshi)

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