Make Your Scent Last Longer

Melanie Jane
Q: How can I make my perfume last longer?

A: One of the most frequently asked questions in my classes and happily, there are a couple of simple solutions!

First option
If you like a particular product, let’s say Chanel No. 5, then go all out and buy the entire range-perfume, shower gel, bath soap, body cream, body oil, foaming bath, hair mist-you get the idea! This will help the fragrance last longer on your body.
Second option
Can’t justify buying the entire range of products? No problem. There’s an inexpensive and easy solution to helping your fragrance last longer-moisturise!

Perfume lasts longer on oily skin than it does on dry skin.

If you don’t have a moisturiser from the same range, choose an unscented body oil or organic lotion, keep it fragrance free to prevent it from clashing with your fragrance.

Pay special attention to moisturising the areas where you would normally put your perfume, then apply as normal.

Want your fabulous fragrance to last even longer?
Spritz lightly onto your clothing or into your hair. But be careful not to apply it to silk or other delicate fabrics or light-coloured clothes, as some perfumes may stain. This concept of ‘fragrance layering’ is an extremely effective way of making your perfume last longer.

Another Top Tip:
It won’t make your fragrance last longer, but it will give you more variety.
Take two different scents and layer them over each other to create something unique. Scent maverick, Jo Malone, came up with this concept back in the 90s.

Conclusion: Moisturise your skin for a longer lasting scent or buy the complete fragrance range!
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