It is still debatable whether perfumes are essential to ones grooming, but for those who think it is (myself included), it is such a pain sometimes to realize that your pricey perfume no longer breathes out from your skin, and it has only been hours since your last spray or dab. While perfumes are not designed to last 24 hours with just one application, there are a few tricks that you can do to make it last longer than a measly hour or two.
Ever heard of the term pulse points? Place your index finger on your wrist, your neck, the midpoint on your arm (yes, that depression-like area overlying the elbow), the back of your knees and the back of your ears, do you feel a pulsating sensation on those areas? Those are your pulse points and the overlying skin in these areas is so thin, you can feel the blood pulsating back and forth through the vessels. These sites release heat and dabbing perfume on these would enhance your scent and make it linger.
Perfumes, particularly the designer ones, are usually marketed in retail and as part of a set which includes bath gels and lotions of the same scent. If you want your perfumes scent to last longer on your body and dabbing on your pulse points doesnt suffice, then you might want to consider purchasing a set. You see, perfumes, just like moisturizers and lotions, they are better absorbed by the body right after a shower or while your pores are still open. Since your using a shower gel and a lotion of the same scent, imagine how amped up the scent would be if you finish it off with the corresponding perfume or cologne? It is important though to spray or dab the perfume immediately after applying lotion as the latter serves as a vehicle for the perfume to adhere longer on your skin. The only drawback here is that purchasing an entire set instead of the perfume alone might set you back a few dollars but for some, it is a worthy purchase after all.
Now this last trick may seem a bit absurd and quite excessive to say the least but it is just as effective. Spray your perfume into the air or a space close to you and step forward, kind of like trying to get a whiff of something. Spray the perfume upwards so youll “catch” most of it. Just make sure to step on it real quick to catch most of the scent before it dissipates in the air.