There’s nothing like a spritz of your favourite perfume to make you feel feminine! To help you get the most from your chosen scent, try these helpful hints from the beauty experts at www.hairtrade.com.
- Rub petroleum jelly on pulse spots
The ointment in the jelly will hold the fragrance for longer. Apply to your wrists, neck, inside of elbows, behind knees and on ankles and calves.
- Spray perfume on your hairbrush
The alcohol in perfume can dry out your hair so don’t apply it directly. Instead lightly spray your hairbrush with it or purchase a hair perfume specifically designed to take care of your locks.
- Don’t store your perfume bottles in the bathroom
Humidity and dampness will break down the perfume and weaken the fragrance. Keep them in your room instead.
Apply an unscented lotion before spritzing. Oily complexions will retain the fragrance for longer.
- Spray on your scent after showering but before getting dressed
Damp skin helps lock in the scent but if you get dressed immediately it will rub off. Wait a few minutes for your perfume to dry.
- Don’t rub your wrists together
Friction will cause the top notes of the perfume to fade faster and your perfume won’t last for as long.
- Get to know the jargon
The “notes” in a perfume are very important. Top notes are the first scent you smell which fades quickly, middle notes are the scent that develops after top notes evaporate and base notes are the heaviest scent that lingers longest.
- Pour the last tiny bit of perfume into unscented body lotion
Don’t waste those last few frustrating drops, mix them into an unscented body lotion to make your favourite scent last even longer.
- Know the different types of perfume
Anything with body spray, eau de cologne or eau de toilette has a low concentration of fragrance oils and a subtle scent. Eau de parfum and extrait de parfum are more pungent and last the longest.
- Spray your pillow with calming perfume
Having trouble sleeping? Try spritzing your pillow with your favourite relaxing scent to help you reach the land of nod. Lavender, jasmine and camomile notes are the ultimate snooze aiders.
- Line your dresser drawers with scented tissue paper
To keep your clothes and towels smelling fresh, line your drawers with tissue paper sprayed liberally with perfume.
- If buying online do your research
We all love online shopping, but make sure you check out reviews for fragrances before you buy to see if it’s worth investing.
- Don’t shake your perfume
Perfume is designed to stand still. If you shake the bottle, you will let air into it and reduce the quality.
- Keep the box
Perfume needs to be stored away from daylight; sunlight degrades the oil and breaks down the fragrance. If you still want them to keep your perfumes on display, keep them in the pretty boxes they came in.
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