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Comment faire tenir l'odeur de son eau de parfum plus longtemps ?

How to Make Perfume Last Longer on Skin.

How long does perfume last on skin? Eau de parfum is rich in fragrance molecules, up to 20%. Its scent lingers on the skin for around 8 hours. However, this period can be optimized by a few simple perfume hacks.

Choose a Strategic Area of Your Body.

Unlike solid perfumes, eau de parfum is a composition to be sprayed onto the skin. For its scent to linger, certain areas of the body should be favored. This is the case for pulsating areas, known as hot zones. This is because heat retains the fragrant molecules of eau de parfum. These zones correspond to:

● The nape of the neck, at the base of the neck and slightly behind the ear;

● the chest, between the birth of the breasts or pectoral muscles;

● at the navel ;

● at the hollow of the elbow and knee;

● at the wrists.

When spraying your perfume, keep a distance of 15 to 20 cm. This will help spread the essences.

Perfume Your Personal Belongings.

To be permanently scented and smell good all day/evening long, this perfume hack will help you: spray eau de parfum on materials besides your skin. In fact, fibers have an affinity with scents, allowing them to linger for a few extra hours. You can therefore spray your eau de parfum on your clothes or on an item in your wardrobe to spread the scent.

Note: Even though essential oils leave no traces, certain fabrics should be avoided, such as silk and cashmere.

You can also apply a little eau de parfum to your hairbrush to scent your hair without damaging it. But don't overdo it, as alcohol can dry out hair fibers.

Prepare Your Skin.

Fragrance molecules have an affinity with lipophilic substances. Before spraying on your perfume, moisturize your skin with an oily substance. Vegetable oils and moisturizing creams are particularly common. 

However, some skin types are more receptive to fragrance than others. Thanks to the presence of sebum, naturally oil skin tends to retain scents better than dry skin.

Avoid Friction.

There's a belief that rubbing your wrists after spraying eau de parfum helps spread the scent. However, this gesture should be avoided, as it distorts the composition. Instead of optimizing the scent of eau de parfum, this habit dissipates the volatile molecules used in its composition.

Store Your Eau de Parfum Properly.

Now that you know how to make perfume last longer on skin and belongings, we will talk about storage. Since aromatic substances are volatile molecules, they dissipate if left in the open air. To preserve the scent of your eau de parfum for as long as possible, close your bottle after each use. It should also be stored away from light and humidity to avoid oxidation reactions. Indeed, oxidation can give your eau de parfum a sour or rancid odor.


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