6 Application Tips To Make Your Fragrance Last Longer

As great as a fragrances can be, and as much as they can add to a person's style, they can also sometimes be downright annoying when worn incorrectly.

Knowing how and where to apply your fragrance is just as important as knowing which scents are appropriate for which events.

So if you want to make the most of your fragrance, keep these tips in mind:

Fragrance application can be tricky business

  • Apply directly to the skin.

Applying your fragrance directly to places like the wrists, elbows, neck, and knees allows it to react with your skin's own natural oils, which makes it last longer and gives it a unique aroma.

  • Apply after showering.

Showering opens your pores, and allows a fragrance to interact with your body's natural oils more easily, making it last longer and smell stronger.

  • Avoid applying directly to your clothes.

While this may not be the case for all types of fabrics, certain kinds of delicate fabrics may be vulnerable to the substances in your fragrance, and your clothes may become stained or damage by them over time.

  • Apply 4-6 inches away from the skin.

Spraying your fragrance too closely will not only make the scent overpowering, you'll also end up wasting some of your fragrance as it pools and runs off your skin.

  • Avoid the cloud technique.

Walking through a sprayed "cloud" is one way of applying a fragrance, but it can mean than the fragrance only gets applied to your clothes or hair, reducing its effect and duration.

  • Use alcohol to remove your scent.

If you do find yourself with too much of a particular scent, don't fear! There's no need to change your clothes or take a shower. Instead, simply wipe the applied area down with rubbing alcohol, and voila! No more scent.

Sauvage Eau de Toilette by Dior

Long lasting scents like Sauvage benefit from proper application

Making good use of these techniques is important for more advanced techniques, like combining and pairing fragrances, and they are especially useful when wearing fragrances with long lasting scents

Drawing the most out of your fragrances is a subtle art, but keep these tips in mind and you'll see immediate results!