‘Perfume hacks’ you say? What could you possibly need to know about your favourite fragrance that you don’t know already?
Well, everyone has a preferred perfume, and whether it’s the final touch you add to complete any outfit, or a final addition to a look for a special occasion, we all want to make the most of our fragrances – especially when then can be quite pricey!
From beauty myths busted, to the ultimate do’s and don’t when it comes to your signature scent, these perfume hacks are the perfect way to make the most of your favourite fragrance and ensure it lasts as long as possible…
DON’T – store your perfume in the bathroom
Humidity and dampness can break down the perfume and weaken the fragrance. Keep your perfume bottles in your room instead.
DO: Moisturise before putting on perfume
Apply an unscented lotion to your skin before spraying your scent. An oily complexion will retain fragrance for longer – so there won’t be any need to reapply later on!
DON’T: rub your wrists together
A common perfume myth is that you need to spray your wrists with perfume and then rub them together. However, friction will cause the top notes of the perfume to fade faster and your perfume won’t last for as long. So no more rubbing!
DO: Pour last tiny bit of perfume into unscented body lotion
For a DIY at-home beauty perfume hack, mix the last few drops of your perfume with an unscented body lotion before it runs out. Voila – home-made, great smelling body lotion!
DON’T: Spray clothes directly with perfume
Some fragrances will damage certain fabrics and this could ruin your favourite outfit. Instead, line dresser drawers with tissue paper that have been sprayed with your favourite scent and this will have your clothes fragranced with your perfume in no time.
DO: Keep the box
Perfume needs to be stored away from daylight because sunlight degrades the oil and breaks down the fragrance. If you still want them on display, keep them in the pretty box they came in.
DON’T: shake your perfume
Perfume is designed to stand still. You don’t need to mix up the scent, it will only let air into it and reduce the quality.
DO: Spritz some scent on your hairbrush
Adding a little perfume to your ‘do can ensure that you smell great all night, but the alcohol in perfume can dry out your hair, so don’t apply it directly to your locks. Instead lightly spray your hairbrush with it and then brush it through.
DO: Spray after your shower, but before getting dressed
Make the most of your damp, post-shower skin and spritz straight afterwards to lock in the scent. Don’t get dressed immediately as this will rub the perfume off. Wait a few minutes for it to dry.
DO: Know the different types of perfume
Anything with body spray, eau de cologne or eau de toilette has a low concentration of fragrance oils and a subtle scent. Eau de parfum and extrait de parfum is a lot more pungent and lasts the longest.