Scents & sensibility
Try these simple tricks for making the most of your favourite fragrance:
To make your perfume last longer, store the bottle in a cool, dry place – away from direct sunlight where it can evaporate at a more rapid rate.
For a subtle but long-lasting scent, the ‘walk-through’ technique is most effective: simply spray a couple of bursts of perfume directly in front of you then immediately walk through the mist.
For a one-of-a-kind signature scent, try fragrance layering: spritz one burst each of two complimentary scents into the air (ie: a woody fragrance and a fragrance with strong creamy notes) then walk through the mist for your very own hybrid scent.
To avoid your scent fading fast, don’t rub perfume into pulse points, instead simply dab it on each spot, your natural body heat will grab onto the scent and carry it with you all day long.
Know your perfume types: anything explicitly labelled as ‘perfume’ or ‘extractor extrait’ is the strongest and longest-wearing scent. ‘Eau de parfum’ is the next most concentrated fragrance group, at around 10 - 30 per cent pure fragrance. Finally, ‘eau de toilette’ is the least concentrated fragrance, so can be applied more liberally than other fragrance types.