5 Tips to Make Your Fragrance Last Longer
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! When creating Anuket Luxury Apothecary, 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.
Check out this recent blog post where 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. In the meantime, I've compiled some of my favorite tips for ensuring whatever fragrance you are using won't dissipate too quickly.
How 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!
The ingredient that makes a fragrance last longer is the concentrated essential oil, which is why Anuket’s roll-on fragrances are all 100% oils.
Hope this helps!
Leave us a comment below with any questions you may have or to provide your own tips to help scents last…
Our founder first discovered our signature scent papyrus oil during a worldwide journey that included a stop in Egypt.
Learn the difference between fragrance oils, perfume, eau de toilette, cologne, and more.
Confused about all the different types of personal fragrances on the market today? Oils, perfume, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, eau de cologne, and eau fraiche…. Whew, how do you keep them all straight?! I’m here to help break down the differences. It’s actually quite simple! The main distinction is their concentration levels. The amount of oil in each fragrance helps determine the strength of its scent and how long the formula will last on your skin.