You know that friend who always smells so lovely no matter what time of day it is. Well, aside perfume preference, there are some strategy behind when and where to spray (which affects how strong the scent is and how long it will last). Here, we reel out some of their secrets. These are 8 amazing secrets of women who always smell good.
1They choose more potent scents
Ok, I remember my favorite quotes from George Orwell’s Animal Farm novel I read in high school. All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others. The same way, I would say not all scents are created equally. The longevity of a scent also depends on the amount of oils in its formula. So if longevity is your top concern, you might want to keep your fragrance within those families. Perfume comes first, with the highest level of oils, followed by eau de parfum, then eau de toilette, with the lowest oil concentration and highest water and alcohol ratio. The less diluted your scent is, the longer it lasts.
2They layer their fragrances
Do you know scents from your shower gels, body lotions and oils, have multiplying effects on perfume when it is eventually applied? By wearing a few of them together, you build layers of fragrance that stick around throughout the day. Your friend sure knows this but now you know too darling.
3They know where to apply It
It’s time you go beyond the wrists and spray your perfume onto warmer and concealed areas of your body, like your stomach and chest, as well as behind the knees and ears. The body heat here helps to develop the scent.
4They never rub it in
Do you observe that it’s always second nature to rub your wrist together after applying perfume, resist the urge. Rubbing causes less wear time.
5They know when to apply it
The best time to wear your perfume is after showering, while your skin is still a bit damp. The extra moisture helps to lock in the scent. Not to mention, this will omit the risk of staining your fave silk blouse.
6They keep their skin hydrated
Be sure to moisturize your skin before applying any perfume. Dry skin tends to absorb some of the scent, making it fade faster. Moisturized skin gives the fragrance something to adhere to so it lasts longer.
7They store them properly
Exposure to heat and humidity breaks down the scent molecules in your perfume, so avoid stashing the bottles in the bathroom and always keep them in cool, dry areas of your home—like the top of your dresser.
8They re-apply throughout the Day
Your skin is a living, breathing organ, it can’t hold on to scent indefinitely. For instance, you can re-apply your perfume at the office before you go for an outing. Keep a travel-size sample of perfume in your purse for a quick refresh. xoxo