Give Your Fragrance Legs with These Tips

When you go to the trouble of selecting a perfume or cologne and making it part of your image, the last thing you want is for it to wane by lunch or mid-afternoon.

You may have the option of bringing it with you in a purse or briefcase but don’t want to weigh yourself down any more than you need to.

Here is a step-by-step guide to help your scent have the staying power to get you through the day and any fun you get to have at night!

  1. Choose complementary products — Layering fragrances is an art of its own, a matter of considering the interaction of your shower soap or gel, moisturizer and any other scented products you use on your skin. Many of us enjoy creating a signature scent of our own by mixing and matching products.

If you want to magnify the effect of your chosen product, many manufacturers offer a full line of complementary cleansers and lotions. If not, search for merchandize that has a similar smell.

  1. Moisturize immediately after showering — Hydrated skin will hold your fragrance for much longer, so it stands to reason that skin that’s just been showered or bathed is in the ideal condition to receive your fragrance.

Simply blot your skin dry and slather on the moisturizer. Then, apply a dab of Vaseline or petroleum jelly to the pulse points behind your ears, the base of your neck, inside your elbows and wrists, and/or behind your knees where you plan to apply the fragrance. This really does work for boosting the range and duration of your scent!

  1. Spritz your fragrance — Perfume or cologne should be stored in a cool, dry place rather than your bathroom to ensure its potency, so step out to your nightstand or whatever convenient place you’ve stashed it in.

You don’t need to apply it to all pulse points, but hit at least a couple of them for maximum effect. Do not rub your wrists together, however, as this will just “bruise” or deplete the scent.

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