ALL GOOD SCENTS COME TO AN END
How to make them last longer?
The Juice decided to educate the fragrance-uninitiated on the subject, or to help you brush up if you’re an expert.
First up, perfume and deodorant are NOT the same. They exist for entirely different reasons. A deodorant is primarily an anti-perspirant, it serves to cover up and prevent perspiration i.e. makes you not smell bad. Perfume, on the other hand, doesn’t give a shit if you smell like you just spent your entire weekend rolling in garbage. It serves to make you smell good. Sounds similar, but a world of a difference.
Don’t be confused by the terms – EDP (Eau de Parfum), EDT (Eau De Toilette), and EDC (Eau De Cologne). While EDP has the strongest concentration of oils (and thus lasts the longest), the quantity dwindles in EDC and EDT, which are interchangeable.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Don’t go by how a perfume smells on someone else. How it smells on you might be very different depending on your lifestyle, diet and genetics that together form your body chemistry. Try it on yourself before you buy it.
When you are fragrance hunting, you’ll come across their top (sometimes called head), base and heart notes. These together form the fragrance pyramid.
THE FRAGRANCE PYRAMID
Top Notes – The most volatile molecules. Evaporate first but form the first impression.
Heart Notes – Come into play once Top Notes have worn off. Form the “true scent”.
Base Notes – The heaviest layer that stays for the longest time.
They are the warmest parts of your body as the blood vessels are the closest to the surface. They radiate heat and help project the smell into the environment.
(ALL DAY ERR DAY)
Moisturise your skin before spraying perfume.
Apply to pulse points.
Spray some on your comb before brushing your hair.
Rub your skin post application as it leads to breakage of the molecular structure causing it to be less fragrant.
Store it in the bathroom as the heat from steam showers weakens the scent.