KEEP THAT SCENT ON
Want to smell good all day? Here’s are some simple and useful tips
Layer your perfume and moisturise your skin to make your fragrance last all day.
Start with a warm shower. Use a shower gel, body wash or a scented soap and then spray the fragrance once the body gets dry. Warm shower causes the skin pores to open and the fragrance soaks up the scent better.
After shower, moisturise skin with a generous amount of fragrance-free lotion or a body lotion. Moisturised skin blends well with the perfume ensuring long lasting fragrance. On dry skin, the fragrance will dissipate faster.
Perfumes tend to react with fluctuating body temperature throughout the day and emit scent accordingly. To maximise the effect of the perfume, apply it on the pulse points as they tend to react with the warmth of blood and emit the fragrance accordingly. Wear the perfume on wrist, inside elbows, the nape and on cleavage. Also, never rub the area where perfume is applied as it breaks down and diminishes the fragrance.
Depending on the fragrance and the season, it is advisable to spray a little on the clothes too, particularly in winters on sweaters for a longer lasting smell. Thumb rule for spraying — always spray the perfume approximately 15 to 20 cms away from the body. Spraying an even amount of fragrance over a large area will have longer effect than concentrating it over smaller spot on skin. Another way is to spray the fragrance in air and slowly walk into the mist. This will evenly distribute the fragrance across the body and will last longer too.