This is a post I’ve been meaning to write for a long, LONG time.
HOW TO MAKE YOUR PERFUME LAST LONGER.
Let’s face it: there’s NOTHING worse than spraying a few spritzes of your favorite perfume & then ten minutes later feeling like the scent has disappeared.
This is especially dreadful for me because…I just hate deodorant.
So I really need my fragrance to last, you know? We have to be efficient in my case. Like the fragrance needs to come through BIG TIME. It needs to really fulfill its role.
Here are my ride or die tips for making my perfume last longer:
1.) Perfume storage:
So to really make your perfume last longer, avoid storing them in damp, warm places ( I put mine on my vanity by my closet, not in my bathroom! ). Also never put your perfume in front of a window- they fade! To give them a little pretty detail, display them on a mirrored platform or vintage cake stand.
2.) Biggest tip ( as always ) is OILS:
Apply some grape seed or coconut oil to your body before you put on a fragrance. The oil makes the scent stay longer on your skin. Plus you’ll be moisturized & look fresh! Oil kind of locks in the scent.
3.) Apply oil RIGHT after the shower:
After you dry off, rub your oil all over your body ( I do this anyway always ), & then spray your perfume RIGHT after. Again the moisture will keep the perfume locked in. Plus it won’t get on your clothing or jewelry.
4.) Hair brush diaries:
This one is my main trick just because it’s fun. I have two Wet Brushes: one for day and one for night. The day one has a blood orange scent, the night time one has my latest scent, SJP on it. Instead of spraying perfume directly on my hair ( it can be drying ), I spray it on a Wet Brush & brush it through my hair. So my locks smell fresh! This tip is especially efficient if you’re not a fan of brushing your hair ( cough, cough- me ).
5.) Carry around sample sizes:
OK so this is a little trick I picked up in high school. Every time I buy perfume I ask the salesperson for a sample size. Then I take the sample size & carry it around in my clutch when I go out. If I need a little freshen up, I’m good.
( If you hate deodorant too…these tips are for you! ).
Recently Sarah Jessica Parker sent me her latest scent. If you follow along on Snapchat you know I’ve been loving it for a night out. Reason being: I like a little bit of masculinity in my perfume ( I’m known to wear men’s cologne sometimes ) & this one has the ideal essence.
The scent is mysterious-ish in a flirty way & it has kind of light and dark notes ( love a contrast ). The main contrast is the grapefruit zest with black pepper- OBSESSED. So much yes. You can pick some up at Ulta. I usually stock up.
Plus if we’re being real, the bottle looks amazing on my black gothic vanity, LOL.
What’s your favorite scent lately? Do you commit to one or switch it up? I like to switch it up depending on my mood. Sometimes when you stick with one scent for too long it gets boring.
Also if you have any other secret tips for making your scent last, do tell please.
+ this post is in collaboration with SJP Beauty. As always, all opinions are my own.