More and more guys now know the importance of using fragrance which is not only to look and feel good, but also to show style. While expensive fragrances doesn’t necessarily mean that you have the best, it is always worth knowing how to treat the perfume product you buy irrespective of the amount. Here are a number of tips you should keep in mind that can help you maximise your perfume and make them last longer than they should.
Keep It Simple And Cool
A lot of perfumes contain alcohol and it is always best to store them exactly the same way you would store wine or beer: keeping it away from heat and light to prevent the scent from spoiling. As a matter of fact, it’s best to store your perfumes, colognes and any type of fragrances in the fridge as a way of preserving its strength and constituents. In the alternative, you can store your fragrances in a dark bathroom to get the same effect.
Be Aware Of The Concentration
Fragrances come in different concentrations and strengths, which is based on the percentage of fragrance oil that’s mixed with water and alcohol to make up the finished product. Eau de Cologne is between 2-8 per cent and lasts for a couple of hours, while an Eau de Toilette which is between 5-20 per cent lasts a little longer. Eau de Parfum at a concentration of between 10-30 per cent stands up for 5-10 hours, which is an indication that you get what you pay for when you invest in a top perfume.
Warm Yourself Up
When you apply your perfume on your body, heats always helps to project the aroma and make people perceive it better. As such, warm areas of your body, such as your neck, and even spots like your elbows and the back of your knees, are perfect places to apply a scent. For long people have seen the back of the ears and inside of the wrists as good places to apply fragrances but they should be avoided as the smell from the former is made sour due to nearby oil glands and the latter, due to the fact that they brush and rub against all sorts of things that rub the scent away.
Avoid Rubbing Straight Off
You should do your best to avoid Rubbing your skin together to activate a scent immediately after application. This is because doing so overheats the fragrance, ruins the top notes, and tends to dull the overall accord. Have it at the back of your mind that even if you’re not able to perceive the scent of your fragrance, others people will surely notice the subtle scent.
Give The Fragrance Time
There’s a high chance that your nose may not be able to detect the top notes, including the lighter, sweeter smells of the perfume you’re using the minute you apply it. It may take as low as 30 minutes to as much as a hour for the base notes which are heavier and have longer lasting aromas to come to the fore. As such, if you’re going on a date, it’s best for you to pop on your fragrance early enough when you have plenty of time to spare.