The secret in our skinLUX South Africa | 24 April 2018
We all know somebody who always smells amazing. If you’re the owner of a fine fragrance collection you know the importance of smelling good and feeling good. But how do you use your fragranced skin products to get maximum effect, to unlock the secrets of long-lasting perfume?
Choose the right scent
Different smells behave differently depending on their composition. While citrusy notes tend to dissipate quickly, spicy and earthy ones tend to linger for longer. A balanced fragrance will evolve as the day moves on, changing as its dissipates to reveal new characteristics.
Build up your fragrances
From your shower gel to body lotion, the way you smell is a combination of all of your scented add-ons. By using different smells together, you build layers of fragrance that can compliment each other as the day wears on.
Apply perfumed products strategically
Go beyond the standard spray on your wrists and neck. Splash your perfume onto warmer, more concealed, areas of your body. Areas such as your stomach and chest, as well as behind the knees, help to disapate the smells.
Don’t crush it
While it seems natural to rub your perfume into your skin after applying it, this is a no-no. Rubbing will crush the delicate make-up of perfume and you will find that the smell will not only change, but it will not last as long.
Know when to use it
The ideal time to start building the layers of fragrances is by using a scented shower gel or soap when you shower. Then build on your fragrance by applying the same tones in the same product range in other products – for example, moisturiser and hand cream.
Too much heat or humidity breaks down the scent particles of perfumed products, making them less potent. So, avoid storing perfume bottles in full sun. Always keep them in cool, dry places.
The secret to a sensational smell is clearly knowing when, where and how to use your fragranced products. In the immortal words of the fresh prince of Bel-Air… “smell you later!”