Innovative ways to help your scent last longer and stay sweet in the heat
These hot and muggy days can make us feel sticky before we’ve even headed out of the door, and while the knee-jerk reaction is to douse yourself in perfume every hour, there really are more effective (and cheaper!) ways to stay fresher.
1. START IN THE SHOWER
To keep a scent fresh and powerful 9-5, the work begins in the shower. Summer in a bottle Radox Feel Bubbly in Passion Fruit is your first step to all-day freshness.
2. LAYER YOUR FRAGRANCES
Finding the matching body lotion to your perfume will also intensify its smell. Or, you can keep it simple and layer on a body lotion which has one rich note to give the scent longevity. The Body Shop Body Butters comes in an array of scents but our favourite is the Mango one.
3. WEAR HAIR PERFUME. IT’S A THING.
The benefit of wearing a perfume specifically for hair is that the delicate mist won’t drown out the other fragrances you’re wearing that day. If you’re splashing out, try the multi-purpose Percy and Reed Eau My Goodness Shine and Fragrance Spray which doubles up as a gloss to keep hair shiny. Or, go for 2-in-1 Paul and Joe Hair And Body Mist which is gently infused with silicone to keep fly aways at bay.
4. CREATE A VEIL
To get a similar effect without spending the pennies, avoid directly spraying your perfume on to your hair and instead, create a mist in front of you by spritzing the product and step into it. This will leave a fine veil of scent that’ll release a soft pop of perfume every time you flick your hair.
5. SCENT YOUR SMALLS
An old but worthy trick to remember, is to place fragranced soap into your clothes drawers for a subtle yet sustainable scent.
6. PERFUME YOUR PULSE POINTS
The base notes of a fragrance are intensified on the warmest places of your body, so be thrifty with your fragrance and spritz the pulse points on your wrists, behind your knees (yes, really), onto your chest and behind your ears.
7. WEAR THE LONGEST LASTING FORMULA
Getting to know the strength of your scent is important. Parfum can last up to eight hours, which whilst desirable, can also be pricey. Eau De Parfum (EDP) lasts up to five hours and Eau De Toilette (EDT) up to three. The choice is yours!
Source : 7 ways to smell amazing all day long – even in the sweats of summer by Hayley Warren