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Oct
15

Factors That Affect Longevity Of Perfumes

All the people who care about personal grooming understand the importance of having a good perfume. Having a good scent is attractive and it gives people some level of confidence. You may spend a lot of money on your favorite fragrance but the scent is gone after a few hours. This article articulates some of the reasons as to why that happens and what affects how long the scent will last on you.

Where You Store The Perfume

You should be careful when storing the perfume. Places that have light and heat can oxidize the liquid and lead to changes in its composition. Therefore, to prevent the altering of the smell of the perfume, store it in a cool and dark place. That will enable the perfume to retain its intended smell. The best way to go about this is by keeping the perfume in its box after usage. There is no light there.

The Current Season

The kind of climate that you are in will affect how long the fragrance lasts as well as how it projects. During the cold weather, the stronger and lusher floral fragrances will be retained more. Lighter scents on the other hand will be favored more during the hot season like the summer. It is also important to know that during the hot season when people sweat more, the composition of the fragrance is altered.

Concentration Of The Fragrance

The longevity of perfumes is also dependent on the concentration of oils in their formulas. The ratio of alcohol to water is also a determining factor. The less diluted a perfume is, the longer it will last.

Moisture Of Your Skin

Those individuals who have dry skin should know that whatever fragrance they use will not be retained for long. This is because the fragrance has nothing to hold on to hence making it to evaporate faster. It is advisable to use an unscented body lotion to hydrate the skin then apply the fragrance. The lotion is similar to the skin therefore it will not alter the scent of the perfume.

Method Of Application

If you rub your wrists together, you should stop doing that. This is because fragrances are layered on top of one another in complex combinations and that is why they are expensive. The heat and friction produced during that process alters the process and reduces its lasting process. Instead of rubbing the wrists, try dabbing them lightly.