7 Helpful Tips to Make Your Perfume Last Longer

Are you curious why your fragrance fades away during the day? Let us help you understand the reasons behind it and how you can make your perfumes last longer.

Everybody has that one (or few) signature scents that resonate with them. It could be a sweet floral fragrance or a bold woody one. Ultimately, it all comes down to what scent defines your personality and the occasion you attend. No matter what you decide to pick, you would want your perfume to do its job. Don’t get us wrong; everybody wants to smell and feel good throughout the day. However, have you ever felt that your fragrance tends to fade during lunchtime, and you find yourself spritzing for a top-up?

Imagine this: You’re off on an adventure, and you spray your favourite perfume, but it doesn’t last as long as you hoped it would.

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Don’t fret; most people don’t realise there are tips and tricks to make your perfume last longer. And if you’re curious why your perfume doesn’t last all day, here’s why.

What you need to know to make your perfume last longer:

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Spray onto bare skin.

That’s right. For the best results, apply fragrance directly onto your skin without any clothing in the way. This allows the scent to mix with your body’s natural oils, which will make it last longer.

The best time to apply your perfume is after your shower.

While spraying perfume on your bare skin can last longer, applying it after a shower works great too. Take note that the moisture on your skin does help in locking the scent. Be sure to leave it for a few minutes before putting clothes on.

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Apply your favourite scent to your pulse points.

In case you haven’t heard, there are several areas on your body where the fragrance can be applied to diffuse it effectively. These areas include wrists, neck, elbows, knees, and midriff.

Vaseline is your best friend.

Did you know applying Vaseline to your pulse points helps the scent last longer? Yes, petroleum jelly is the perfect base to keep your fragrance in place. Dab the ointment onto your desired pulse points and continue to spritz your scent – voila.

Don’t rub the fragrance together.

Believe it or not – If you want your perfume to last longer, avoid rubbing your wrists together. This subtle motion forces the scent to fade faster than usual and causes the smell to break down the chemicals. The best option is to just dab the perfume on the wrists.

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Be sure to store your perfume in a cool and dark place.

Choosing the right place to store your perfumes to maintain their scent is important. Avoid keeping them in direct sunlight or humid areas, like the bathroom, to preserve their quality and intensity for years to come.

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Don’t forget to spray your scent onto your hairbrush.

If you’re one of those who love running some perfume on the hair, then hear us out. Spraying perfume directly on your hair can actually cause damage to your beautiful mane. In fact, it can dry your hair out. So, we suggest spraying your scent on your hair brush and combing it out.



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Amalina Anuar is the Digital Director of Harper's Bazaar Malaysia. From covering the latest runway trends to the hottest happenings in Kuala Lumpur, she also delves deep into all things lifestyle and beauty.