Ever put your perfume or cologne on in the morning, proud of the gorgeous scent you've picked out, and ready to let your presence linger a little everywhere you go for the day... just to have it magically disappear within a few hours or less? Not only is it frustrating as hell, but it's a waste of money too! As the founder of Anuket Luxury Oils, one of my goals was to stop the cycle of having to reapply fragrance multiple times a day and provide a product that would make your fragrance last all day.
In another post, we covered the difference between pure oils, parfum, eau de toilette, etc. and which to choose to keep your scent lingering on your skin for eight hours or more. I've compiled some of my favorite tips for ensuring whatever fragrance you are using won't dissipate too quickly.
5 tips to make it last...
1. Put it on skin just after the shower
While it's a myth that pores open and close (sorry, the pore walls just DON'T have muscles), it IS true that wet skin holds onto oils better than dry skin.
2. Put a base on your skin first.
Didn't just step out of the shower? No problem! If your skin isn’t wet and you aren’t using a pure concentrated oil fragrance, add a base such as some vaseline, coconut oil, or a heavy unscented lotion to your skin, then layer your fragrance on top. This will help give the fragrance something to cling to.
3. Apply your fragrance to pulse points… but NEVER rub them together.
You can gently dab them into the skin but rubbing can change the scent. The warmth emitted from pulse points will help the fragrance slowly diffuse all day. Where are your pulse points? Wrists, inside elbows, neck, behind knees, etc.
4. Spritz or roll a little into your hair.
This is one of my personal favorite tricks! Fragrances latch onto hair fibers longer than skin, so you can leave a subtle trail of scent from your hair as you saunter by. If using a roll-on fragrance oil, just rub a little onto the ends of your hair. If you are using a spray, you have to be more careful because the alcohol in the formula can dry out your hair. In this case, use this tip by Lauryn Evarts from The Skinny Confidential to spray your fragrance on your hair brush before brushing. (By the way, her favorite Anuket scents are our papyrus oil and Egyptian musk. Checkout her post about how she uses papyrus oil.)
5. Use a high quality concentrated fragrance.
As mentioned, pure roll-on oils last longer than sprays like perfumes or eau de toilettes. This is because sprays have alcohol and other additives. The ingredient that makes a fragrance last longer is the concentrated essential oil, which is why Anuket’s fragrances are all 100% oils. More on this coming in a future blog post!
One important thing to remember is that just because YOU can’t smell your fragrance on yourself after a certain period of time, doesn’t mean the scent is no longer there. We often get used to our own scent! So don't fret if you feel like you've lost your beautiful aroma, just ask a friend or loved one to subtly smell your wrist or hair to see if it's still there. Others may still be appreciating the fragrance you've so kindly chosen for them to enjoy while around you!
Hope this helps!
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