Where To Spray Perfume, Plus Other Tips To Make Your Scent Last Longer

If you find yourself having to constantly reapply your perfume throughout the day, you might be doing it wrong. Of course, an eau de toilette will not last as long as an eau de parfum. And neither will last as long as a parfum. So it is important to know what type of scent you have to know what kind of longevity to expect, but knowing where to spray perfume will help extend any type of scent. If you still feel like you could be getting more wear time from your signature scent, there are a few things you can do. The first is making sure to apply it on the right areas of your body.  

Although spraying in your hair nicely spreads your scent around whenever you move, the alcohol that is in perfume can be damaging to your hair. If you still prefer to have your scent in your hair, look for a scented oil or perfume specifically made for hair. As far as applying scents to the skin though, heat is what activates perfume. 

That means applying to pulse points. Pulse points are where the heart beat can be felt the strongest, and signifies the places where the heat of your blood will do the most work. These points are behind the ear, the bottom of the throat, the inside of the wrists, the inside of the elbows, and behind the knees. However, if you already take advantage of these places, but still want some extra staying power, here's what to do.

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1. Moisturize The Area First

Perfume will stick around on moisturized or oily skin longer, so be sure to slather it on before you spray. Plus, if you can find a lotion with the same fragrance as your perfume, that'll help make it last all day too.

2. Dab, Don't Rub

Rubbing your wrists together after spraying perfume actually breaks down the scent and makes it disappear faster. Instead, lightly dab your wrists together if you want to spread the scent around. 

3. Store Your Perfume In The Right Environment

Over time, scents break down and change. If stored in the wrong environment, this deterioration is expedited. Make sure to keep your perfumes in a cool, dry, and dark environment. That means avoid the bathroom and anywhere that receives an excess amount of sunlight. 

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