When it comes to fragrance, one of the most important aspects to consider is the layers and notes of each scent. Every fragrance typically contains three notes:
- A top note (the first fragrance you smell) that fades after 20 minutes,
- An intense middle note (known as the heart note) that becomes noticeable after 15 minutes, and
- A base note (the strongest scent) that lingers for four to eight hours depending on the quality of your fragrance.
Of course, all of this is contingent on whether or not you implement any of the following helpful hacks to impress your women around you:
- Vaseline should be applied to pressure points
First, moisten. When perfume is applied to damp, well-hydrated skin, it lasts longer, so make sure your skin is primed and moisturized before dousing yourself in perfume. If you use a scented lotion, the lotion will mix with the notes in your perfume and change the scent. Perfume lasts longer when applied to oily, damp skin, so apply Vaseline to your pulse points to lock in the scent.
When you apply perfume to your body while it’s still damp, the moisture traps the aroma, making it stay longer and you won’t stain your clothes with spray marks.
- Know When and Where to Spritz
Your perfume will be stronger and last longer if you apply it to warmer parts of your body. Apply it to your pulse points, which are the points on your skin where blood vessels are visible (your wrists, elbows, neck, chest, the back of the knees, ankles, and calves). Your pressure points naturally emit heat, which aids in the diffusion of fragrance from your skin.
Because lighter, aromatic aromas like citrus or jasmine have a smaller molecular structure, they will evaporate faster, whereas odors like wood and musk will last longer on your skin. When shopping for a new smell, keep this in mind because lighter, more aromatic scents are more likely to be consumed rapidly.
- Brush your hair with a spritz of hairspray
Because your hair maintains scent for longer than your skin, invest in a hair mist or follow our tried-and-true technique. Avoid spraying perfume straight onto your hair strands at all costs, since the alcohol content might dry them out. Instead, spritz two or three bursts of perfume on your brush before stroking it through your hair. This will disseminate the aroma evenly throughout your hair and reduce the harm caused by the perfume’s alcohol content.
- Make a Scented Lotion of Your Own
Add a few drops of your favorite perfume to some unscented lotion and mix well to make your own signature moisturizer. You’ll essentially make a scented lotion version of your favorite fragrance for a quarter of the price. It’s also the perfect lotion to use before spritzing for long-lasting sweetness.
- Keep your perfume in a cool, dark place.
Heat and humidity can change the molecular structure of your scent, lowering its quality. This is why it’s critical to keep your perfumes out of the bathroom and out of direct sunlight. Instead, secure them in a box or a cold, dark location.