Perfume 101

How to Make Your Scent Last All Day

How To Make Your Scent Last All Day

How to Make Your Scent Last All Day

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Perfume is like a crime novel: one needs to dose it carefully in order to keep the audience in suspense. One of the most cherished perfume qualities is its longevity. This means that perfumes are all about layering. And some other tricks that will teach you how to prolong the time before your perfume leaves the planet’s atmosphere and hangs out with space shuttles in the orbit.

If you are interested, all you need to do is keep on reading and pay attention.

Even if you are not an aromatherapy fanatic, you should know that inhaling scented oils facilitates the process of making pleasant associations with certain events and people, and this is scientifically proven claim.

The fragrances that are pleasant have propensities of leaving their mark directly into the hippocampus of the brain part, also known as the seat of the memory. However, if you apply your perfume and after an hour it cannot be detected by no human around you (dogs and other mammals will perceive your perfume, too bad they cannot compliment you), it will be just as same as you have sprayed your money into a thin air.

Scent Back In Time

Mix In the Body Lotion

In case you hate the fact that you have oily skin, this next line will force you to make a change of heart. The oiler the skin is, the more the scent will lock onto the skin, and thus it will last longer. On the other hand, if you are a bit shallow in the good skin gene pool and you are blessed with dry skin, then I am a bearer of some bad news.

Perfumes do not like to hang out with dry skin, so you need to attract them with little incentives. In this case, you should always try to find a body lotion from the same perfume collection. If the perfume manufacturer hasn’t launched a body lotion, then you will have to make an effort and buy a lotion that is fragrance free.

These lotions can be found in the sensitive skin sections in drugstores. Some popular brands even sell scented soaps, thus ensuring that the fragrance will be locked in your skin.

The perfume application routine should go something like this: Come out of the shower, apply your body lotion, and while the skin is still wet, spray few times of your perfume on it. The skin will absorb the complete mixture, and the warmth of the body will release the fragrance molecules in gradual manner. Or, you can spray a bit of the perfume on your neutral body lotion, so you will actually have a perfume based body lotion.

Luscious Scented Hair

Scented hair

Another trick that will also heighten the sillage and prolong the lifespan of your perfume is its application on wet hair. As soon as you are out from the shower, spray just a bit on the hair ends. As the hair dries gradually, the perfume will also break down the molecules with the same tempo. Once dry, when you move your hair, the perfume molecules will break down with an increased tempo, so the people walk by you will definitely detect your scent.

Young Youthful Perfume

Scented outfit

The real truth is that the eau de parfums are more concentrated than eau de toilettes, and as such they can stain certain fabrics, which is why you are advised to never apply perfume on clothes. However, if adopt a strategic application approach, the scented garments may be your true allies in the fight against the early-departed perfume molecules.

Apply the perfume on the edges of your coat’s lining and on the other pieces you wear where it won’t be visible.

Use an old thin scarf and apply the perfume on it generously. Let the scarf air dry and place it inside your favorite piece of clothing or accessory (the trick works even on hats).

Refrain yourself from applying the perfume under your armpits, as the concoction of your personal perspiration and perfume is not the most flattering scent on the planet.

Store the perfume in the right manner

Maybe you do not know this, however if you leave your perfume in direct sunlight and somewhere warm, some of the compounds in your perfume will dissolve early, leaving you with nothing but a slightly fragrant alcohol water.

If you just had a great idea and decided to keep it in your bathroom, please don’t. The humidity and the heat from the shower can still tamper with its compounds, so you will need to find other, more suitable cool and dark place for perfume storage (Scentbird sleek case falls under the category of the most advisable manners of recommended fragrance storage).

Smell Amazing Always with Scentbird

Each month, try choosing a scent that empowers you and helps you unlock the secrets to reaching your full potential.

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You’ll receive a selection of fragrances each month for $14.95, and add other perfumes you want to try to your queue for an upcoming delivery.

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  1. Avatar Of Signe Rice

    Signe Rice

    This was very interesting to read thank u scentbird

  • Avatar Of Rachel


    I thought I knew the "do's and don'ts" of perfume application but no, I certainly learned a lot just by reading that post. Just to mention 2 things specific to me: I knew not to leave my perfume in my vehicle on a hot day but I didn't even think about the bathroom. I'll be moving them out tomorrow. And really, the oily skin vs. dry skin sounds like something that would be common knowledge for most people but I did not know that at all. Thanks for the education.

  • Avatar Of Melissa Pham

    Melissa Pham

    Great post! Thank you for sharing. Hope to hear more from you.

  • Avatar Of Helen


    Omg..this info was/is fabulous....I was/am going to get my scents together....thank you sooooo very much...I hate treating my scents so badly..Will be doing better!

  • Avatar Of Jamilla


    Loooove your blog Marina! Do you know roughly when your monthly subscription service is available to ship internationally as i live in Australia? Hopefully soon :)

  • Avatar Of Joan Patton

    Joan patton

    This article's was so helpful for me today. I did a little Cleaning today & placed all my perfumes on the nightstand, right next to a Sunny Window. Well, I'll be moving them to a new location tomorrow. Thank You for all the TIPS. :)

  • Avatar Of Nazriya


    Awe, just I felt awestruck, I have always worried about how to make my fragrance last longer. Thanks for sharing wonderful suggestions. Definitely, I gonna try scenting in body lotion and hairstyle which I have never tried yet. Hope it works out. Most of my perfumes will purchase from 724 perfumes just they sell amazing brands.

  • Avatar Of Renu


    Loved it when you say "Have a nice scented day". Great tips and scent offers listed on your blog. Goldenscent is my favorite place to shop for perfumes online. I am gonna apply your tips to make them last longer and take very penny out of them. Thanks for sharing such useful tips.

  • Avatar Of Aayat Harb

    Aayat Harb

    Everybody wants to know how to make my fragrance last longer. These tips are very easy and 100% working. I am also using 1-2 tips which is mentioned in this post. Thanks for amazing post.

  • Avatar Of Fatima


    I prefer to use the Arabian Oud Perfume that are awesome and long-last once flicked. The tips listed are somewhere going to help me to increase the perfume longevity as you beautifully explained. Thanks for the well research post! :)

  • Avatar Of Rubina


    Great Tips. The power of scent is considered to evoke the feelings of luxury, sophistication, and comfort. Our sense of smell is a very powerful one; certain smells can rekindle memories and lift our moods. It’s sometimes just the essence that evokes emotions and a feeling.

  • Avatar Of Zoe Campos

    Zoe Campos

    I found it interesting when you said that perfume lasts longer when applied to oilier skin. Thankfully, I'm a fan of lotions and always apply them after I shower. Maybe I can buy the Emporio Armani Perfume for Women that I saw the other day and see if this would last on my skin.

  • Avatar Of Namrata Agarwal

    Namrata Agarwal

    The tricks mentioned here like mixing it with body lotion, scented hair etc are really good.

  • Avatar Of Towkeybur Rahman

    TowkeyBur Rahman

    Hello Dear, I was read your article, it was awesome and helpful. Thank you for share this. Best of luck!!

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