Tips for Extending the Longevity of Your Scent Throughout the Day!

Tips for Extending the Longevity of Your Scent Throughout the Day!

Imagine stepping out of your home, in a cloud of your freshly sprayed favorite fragrance, only to find it fading away by lunchtime. We've all been there, hoping our favorite new fragrance will last all day. The good news is, with a few tips and tricks, you can extend the longevity of your perfume and keep the scent fresh and lasting all day and night!

Look at the Perfume Concentration Before You Purchase:

If you are trying to get a scent that will last the longest, one thing to consider before purchasing a new fragrance is the concentration of perfume oils compared to the amount of perfumer’s alcohol added. 

Eau de Cologne: Eau de Cologne has the lowest concentration of fragrance oils, typically around 2-4%, and normally lasts up to two hours. It is light, refreshing, and perfect for a subtle and invigorating scent that doesn't last as long as other concentrations.

Eau de Toilette: Eau de Toilette contains a slightly higher concentration of fragrance oils, usually 5-15%. It normally lasts two to three hours depending on your body's chemistry. This concentration is a popular choice for everyday wear, it offers a balance between longevity and intensity and is suitable for most occasions.

Eau de Parfum: Eau de Parfum has a higher concentration of fragrance oils, typically 15-20%. It provides a more intense and longer-lasting scent. These fragrances usually last four to five hours, making them ideal for evening wear or when you want a stronger fragrance presence.

Extrait de Parfum: The highest concentration of fragrance oils, usually around 20-40% or even higher. They will last anywhere from six or more hours. It is the most potent and long-lasting fragrance, with just a small amount needed to create a luxurious and lasting scent experience. All Elysian fragrances are Extrait de Parfums.

Now that we know about the different levels of fragrance composition, how can we make any set last to its fullest potential? 

Apply After Showering and Moisturize

Your skin is at its most absorbent when it is warm and damp. So just like it is the best time to apply your skincare, it is also the best time to for your fragrance. Moisture locks in fragrance so prep your skin by adding a moisturizer as soon as you get out of the shower, then spray your fragrance. 

Apply to Pulse Points 

Because fragrance loves heat, another tip is to apply your fragrance to your pulse points. These are areas of the body where your blood vessels are close to your skin’s surface, such as your wrists, neck, chest, and behind your ears. Your natural heat amplifies the aroma. 

Store Your Fragrance Properly 

One of the most overlooked ways to increase the longevity of your fragrance is to store it properly. We know it is tempting to display pretty bottles but, make sure they are away from direct sunlight. Drastic changes in temperature, such as in the bathroom or near an air vent also break down the fragrance molecules. 

From understanding the science of perfume concentrations to choosing the right application spots, these strategies will help you maintain that delicious scent from morning until night. Remember, the key to enhancing a long-lasting fragrance is application and care. Enjoy the confidence that comes with a perfume that stays!

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