9 Fragrance Hacks To Make Your Perfume Last Longer Than Expected – MensXP.com

October 14, 2020 - Body Fragrance

Whether you are still in quarantine mode and binge-watching your favourite show or have started heading to work, one thing that’s still prevalent is the need to smell good at all times. 

Most people don’t realise that there’s a way to apply cologne to make it last longer, which not only means that you store it in a dark place.

Here we take a look at some of the most uncommon fragrance hacks that will make the scent last longer than expected:

1. Check The Concentration Level

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There are different types of colognes and they all come with different concentration levels. 

For example. a perfume that has a concentration between 15 to 40 per cent will last around 8 hours. The rest will last between 2 to 6 hours. 

Depending on that, you can lay your hands on the right one.

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2. Apply It Right After Shower

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Using a perfume before you step out of the door, seems logical but if you haven’t showered, the fragrance will wear off in no time. 

You might think that using it with other products would dissipate its power, in reality, though, your pores are open after your shower and it’s a perfect time for your body to absorb the cologne’s smell.

Instead of spraying it all over, apply it on your pulse points after the shower because when you do it on your clothing, it runs the risk of staining it with the oil or alcohol content.

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3. Smear Some Vaseline

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If you wish to add some extra strength to the fragrance, use some vaseline on pulse points before you apply the perfume. 

The balm in it works as an additional moisturiser that locks the scent, making it last longer.

4. Don’t Rub The Fragrance

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One of the biggest mistakes that you make after applying perfume, is rubbing the wrists. When you do that, the top notes of the fragrance fade faster than usual.

 If you have an on roll-on perfume, simply dab it on your skin.

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5. Spray Fragrance On Your Hair Brush

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The best way to get the most out of your expensive cologne is also spraying a few spritzes onto your comb and brushing it on your hair. Don’t do it directly on your scalp as the alcohol will react with your skin, causing damage.

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6. Harmonise The Fragrance Of Your Scent

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Many brands come up with combo offers, with perfume, lotion and sometimes body wash. All of these are almost made of the same fragrance, which helps in harmonising it. 

If you are unable to lay your hands on a fragrance-free moisturiser, this is what you can do to blend the fragrance. 

Besides that, check the fragrance of your aftershave as well, so it doesn’t compete with the other products in your arsenal.

7. Reapply When Necessary

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If you need a boost of fragrance in the middle of the day, it only makes sense to apply the perfume again. However, it is impossible to carry a bottle every time you step out. 

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A great technique that works well is by spraying the cologne on a cotton swab and carrying it in your bag. The moisture gets trapped in it and whenever you need fragrance touch up, this will come handy. 

Just dab it on your pulse points and you will be all set!

8. Align Your Clothes With The Perfume

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If you have your personal scent, the best way to smell like it all the time is by putting a tissue paper of the fragrance in your drawer, over the stack of clothes. 

This will allow the scent to permeate on your clothes, as we don’t recommend direct application on fabrics.

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9. Don’t Shake The Perfume Bottle

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Many people assume that shaking the perfume bottle can do wonders. Rather, when you shake it, the air infuses with the scent, shortening its lifespan. 

Hence, it’s advised that you avoid fidgeting with the bottle and apply it directly on the pulse points.

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