The way you smell is as important as the way you look when it comes to your presentation. Looking the part and feeling the part go hand in hand, and your favorite scents help make the moment.
Whether you’re wowwing the upper management at work, spending some quality time with a significant other, or enjoying a night out with friends, you deserve to wear perfume or cologne that is perfectly suited to you, such as Tom Ford, Valentino, and Paco Rabanne.
Maximizing the Moment
When it comes to the best fragrances, a little goes a long way. What do you consider a “long way?” Our daily routines tend to be long, starting at the crack of dawn and not slowing down until evening. How do you get the most out of a fragrance application to keep up with your lifestyle and maximize its value? That question can only be answered by exploring how best to apply perfume or cologne so that it lasts, and considering when it is time to reapply or switch scents.
Boosting the Power of Your Fragrance
No one wants to apply a scent that barely lasts for two hours, so it’s worth exploring what you can do to help your favorite aromas last. No two body chemistries are the same, so results will vary, but everyone should consider these tips to get the most out of their preferred products.
- Clean it up: You should always apply perfume or cologne to clean skin, ideally right after a bath or shower. Dry your skin thoroughly yet gently before applying your fragrance.
- Use a moisturizer base: Hydrated skin is the ideal surface for spraying your favorite scent. Use an unscented lotion, cream, or ointment. Scents last longer on moisturized skin.
- Take your pulse: For most people, fragrances last longer when applied to various pulse points. These are places on your body where the skin is warmest and moist due to the presence of blood vessels in thin skin. The best examples of pulse points include the nape (back of the neck), the wrists, behind the ears, and the inside of elbows or knees. If you’re wearing a scent to be intimate, other body parts such as the décolleté, chest, midriff, arms, and legs can also be effective application points.
- Spray only: Resist the urge to rub body parts together after you spray perfume or cologne. Rubbing breaks up the product’s accords, making the scent fade much sooner.
- Apply to natural fabric: Some scents last longer when applied to natural textiles, but be careful as some products, especially those with higher concentrations, can cause stains or be too powerful.
- Use your hair: Working a scent into your hair can be effective as your hair is porous and can hold a scent. Be careful as many perfumes and colognes have alcohol as an ingredient, leaving your hair dehydrated.
Making It Last
Extend and enhance your enjoyment of fine fragrances through better scent application. To find all your favorites and new ones to experience, take a look at what’s new in discounted fragrances and colognes from LaBelle Perfumes.