7. Practical Advice on How to Make Perfume Last Longer

Spray the perfume right after the shower

This little trick can actually help you a lot in making your perfume last longer. Don’t wait to get dressed and be ready to leave. Spray the perfume as soon as you step out of the shower, while your skin is still slightly damp and warm.

Apply unscented lotion

One of the things you can do to make a perfume last longer is to apply an unscented lotion first. Oily skin can retain fragrances longer, so if you apply a moisturizer first and then spray your perfume, the scent will last much longer.

 Don’t shake the bottle

Never shake your perfume. Their ingredients don’t separate, so there’s no point in shaking the perfume. In fact, if you shake the bottle, you will only let air in and reduce the perfume’s quality.

Fragrance your hair

Your hair can hold a scent for quite a while. Fragrancing your hair is a great trick that will help your perfume last longer and release some scent every time you swish your hair. Just don’t apply your perfume directly to your hair. It is much better to spray the perfume in the air, then walk through the “cloud”.

Vaseline can help, too

A well-known trick, and with a good reason. If you first apply some Vaseline to your skin and then spray perfume over it, the scent will last much longer. The ointment, which is occlusive, will hold the fragrance to your skin longer than if you just spray your perfume onto dry skin.

Don’t rub your wrists together

Your perfume will fade faster because you’ll cause the top notes to disappear faster. As a result, the scent won’t last near as long as it usually would.