The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Fragrance Last Longer

The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Fragrance Last Longer

The Ultimate Guide to Making Your Fragrance Last Longer


Introduction: How Long Do Different Types of Fragrances Last?

Perfume longevity and the way it smells is a major concern for most men & women. Perfumes can range in longevity from just a short time (30min) to all day. There are many factors that can impact the longevity of your favorite fragrance. These variables include but are not limited to fragrance quality, storage and handling, application/usage, & the environment/scenario.

How to Make Your Perfume Last Longer through Quality of Product:

You should always be mindful of the quality & concentration of product you are purchasing. There are many different types of ingredients that ultimately go into the final product but primarily these come from either a natural source or man-made (synthetic) sources. These two sources of ingredients can play a significant role in how long a perfume can last. In addition to the quality of sources you will need to take note of the concentration level used for your product. You can learn more about concentration levels, staying power & how each note plays into longevity of product in our blog The Top 10 Perfumes for Men in 2022.

A good rule of thumb is to always look for the highest quality of product at the highest concentration level (extrait)!

How to Make Your Perfume Last Longer through Proper Storage & Handling:

Proper storage and handling play a major impact on the life of most any fragrance available in todays market. Perfumes do NOT have an expiration date on the bottles. Some can last for months while others can last for years based solely on the storage and handling of such products. First, keep your fragrance bottles out of direct sunlight. Direct sunlight will not only damage the fragrance notes but can quickly spoil the product. Fragrance spoiling will bring about a discoloring & often strong alcohol or rancid smell. If this happens, then its time to throw the bottle out! Second, keep your fragrance in a cool, dry place where the temperature is consistent. Extreme heat or constant temperature fluctuation will have a negative effect on your perfume. Lastly, carrying your bottle around in a bag or purse is also something that will have a negative effect on the product. As suggestion is to look at buying perfume oil roll-on products which are very popular and convenient because they can be carried much easier with much less potential damage to the fragrance product.

A good rule of thumb is to just keep your perfume bottles in a cabinet with a consistent cool temp!

 How to Make Your Perfume Last Longer through Correct Application & Usage:

Applying perfume doesn’t sound that complicated, well it shouldn’t be! There are a few golden rules to follow when applying your favorite fragrance to complete your outfit.

  • Apply directly to skin. However, fragrance applied to dry skin will not last as long as fragrance applied to your skin after its moisturized. When your skin is nourished properly it will accept the fragrance layer better with much longer stay power.
  • Find your pulse points and apply directly. Your pulse points are typically the areas of your body that are naturally warm like neck, arm, knee etc. don’t apply directly to your hair. Many perfume products contain alcohol which over time can have a damaging effect on your hair.
  • You can apply small amounts to your clothing which will help create that beautiful fragrance cloud around you which many will notice as you pass them buy.
  • Don’t over spray, nobody likes a huge fragrance cloud.
  • Don’t apply in the air and walk through the fragrance cloud.
  • Don’t rub in any perfume once applied. This will crush the fragrance notes and certainly impact longevity.
  • When spraying hold 5-7inches away from your body. 1-4 spritz is common but this may vary depending on skin type, environment, and occasion. Note-we recommend “Less is More”!

8)   You can layer your perfume with a matching fragranced lotion. By applying a matching body lotion first and then following with the perfume, the fragrance will last longer.

 How to Make Your Perfume Last Longer in Different Scenarios

One of the most important factors to perfume longevity is the environment or scenario that one is wearing a fragrance in. For example, your fragrance will not last long if you are working out, in the pool, at the beach, or work outside. Also, living in a very cold or very hot & humid place can impact your fragrance staying power. It’s important to think about these prior to putting your fragrance on.  

There are many ways to make your perfume last longer depending on what you wear and where you go. Here are some tips on how to make your perfume last longer in different scenarios: 

- If you exercise regularly and sweat a lot, use an alcohol-free lotion to moisturize your skin before applying any perfumes or colognes. 

- If you will be going out in hot weather or exercising outside, spray your clothes with an antiperspirant. This will prevent any sweat from coming into contact with your perfume and letting it evaporate.


Conclusion: The Complete Guide To Making Your Perfume And Cologne Last Far Longer.

In conclusion, the best way to make your perfume and cologne last longer is to first consider the key factors involved such as quality, storage and handling, application/usage, & the environment/scenario. Try the tips & tricks listed above and see what works best for you. Remember, proper usage & handling if done correctly will not only improve fragrance staying power but will ensure you get the most out of every bottle purchased thus creating the best value for your favorite fragrance!