Secrets to making your perfume last longer

There’s no denying that there’s something oddly delicious when someone compliments you on how lovely you smell and judging by all your feedback, our (borrowed from) The Wild Eau De Parfum is definitely getting you noticed in the best way!

Perfumes are so much more than scent. Fragrance has the power to capture a memory and evoke feelings…how often have you been drawn to someone just because of the way they smell? With that in mind, we thought we’d share some of the secrets we’ve learned along the way, to help you get the most out of your perfume.

Eau De Parfum vs Eau De Toilette

It’s important to pay attention to the concentration of your perfume - which is defined by the ratio of perfume to alcohol in the scent. An Eau De Parfum has a higher concentration of perfume, meaning it’s more intense and will last longer on the skin…compared to an Eau De Toilette which is lighter in fragrance and therefore won’t last as long. You’ll be thrilled to hear that our (borrowed from) The Wild scent is an Eau de Parfum to give a stronger, longer burst of scent.

1. Apply to hydrated skin

This may sound odd, but when applying perfume directly to the skin you need to make sure the area is well hydrated, ideally with unscented body products, so the scents don’t intertwine. If your skin is dry, the perfume will soak straight into the skin and result in you having to reapply it more often. The more hydrated the skin, the better it will hold a scent and the longer your perfume will last.

2. Don’t rub your wrists together

Despite what seems to have been ingrained into us for years, don’t spray perfume onto your wrists and then rub them together! According to the experts, this action breaks down the top notes of the perfume and makes the scent disappear faster. Instead, spritz and then leave the perfume to blend with the natural oils within your skin without rubbing it on your other wrist. One other tip we’ve been given about wrists, is to spray on the top of the wrist as well as the underside!

3. Apply to your pulse points

Scent is amplified with heat, which is why you so often hear people talk about applying perfume to your pulse points. Your wrists (a little tip is to spray the tops too), behind your ears, backs of the knees and the insides of your elbows are all places to concentrate your perfume spritzing to help it last all day.

4. Spray your clothing (if appropriate fabric)

If you find your scent disappears on your skin quicker than you would like, you could try spritzing your perfume on your clothing as fabric fibres retain scent and helps it to last longer. Just be sure to check that the fabric won’t be affected negatively – for example, fabrics like silk will not take kindly to being sprayed with fragrance.

5. Choose proper storage

Where you store your perfume is absolutely integral to the condition of your fragrance. Keep your perfumes out of hot, humid places with direct sunlight, for example a bathroom and lean towards cool dry spaces which are out of direct sunlight. Heat, light and humidity can break down a perfume and lessen the intensity and quality of the fragrance. Please bear this in mind when traveling – if you take your perfume in your beach bag and leave that bag in full sun, it will spoil.

Have you tried our signature perfume yet? If you're ready for the compliments to come rolling in, pick up a bottle today. Plus, get FREE postage and a further discount if you buy with a pack of wax melts. Lovely.

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