How to Get the Most out of Your Perfume

Perfumes are definitely a luxurious product and often the last accessory to an outfit.  I used to be head perfume seller at my first job so I do have a love of beautiful scents; during my time at this job, I heard many misconceptions on how to wear perfume. Over time, our perfume preferences may change which is always fun to try new scents; however, certain perfumes can be quite expensive. After finding your new signature vintage scent, you will want to get the most bang for your buck so I thought I would share some way of making your perfume last longer.

-Storage: a lot of people store their perfumes in the bathroom but unfortunately perfumes can spoil quickly when subjected to heat, light and humidity. We recommend storing your perfumes in the bedroom or boudoir as long as they are in a cool, dry spot away from windows.

-Vaseline: if you want to make your perfume linger a little longer, rub a thin layer of vaseline onto your pulse points before you spritz your perfume. As vaseline is an occlusive, it’ll hold the fragrance on your skin longer than if you were to spray onto dry skin. If you don’t have vaseline, an unscented moisturiser or lotion will work just as well.

-When to Spray: perfume can often stain delicate clothing and jewellery so keep it away from your vintage. Spray your perfume onto your skin after you bathe and the moisture on your skin will help lock in the scent.

-Don’t rub: Perfumes are a little like peaches, they bruise easily. When you spray your wrist, don’t rub them together as you bruise the top notes and the scent will disappear faster. Let your perfume dry naturally and it will last longer.

-Pulse points: There are several areas of the body where perfume will last longer, these are known as pulse points; your wrists, inside the elbows, neck, below the midriff, behind your knees and on your calves and ankles. If you warm up the pulse point before you spray, it’ll make the scent go further.

-Lighter scent: If you aren’t a fan of heavy perfumes, spray your fragrance in the air and walk into the mist. This will distribute the scent across your body and lighten the scent.

-Don’t spray your hair: many perfumes have alcohol in them which if sprayed onto your hair, will dry out and damage your hair. If you are after perfumed hair, try spraying your hairbrush before you com your hair to distribute your perfume into your lovely locks. If you aren’t a fan of this, many perfumes also come in a hair mist which is specifically designed to keep your hair safe and scented.

I’ve recently published a blog all about vintage perfumes including which ones are still available for purchase today and what scents vintage celebrities wore; check it out here.

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Miss MonMon with one of her favourite vintage perfumes, Chanel Number 5. Photo by Red Leopard Photography.

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Note: This is not a sponsored post. All opinions and thoughts expressed are solely my own and not influenced in any way.

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