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How to Make Your Perfume Last



Perfume is one of the most understated but important details for a woman. They say scent triggers memories and I’m a big subscriber to that thought. My Chanel Chance perfume can take me back to fond memories I have associated to that scent, like my first date with Allen. But the biggest problem with perfume is that it’s short and sweet. That’s why I’m excited to share with you guys some tips I have to get a longer lasting scent from your perfume.


Tip 1: Hydrate your skin!  The perfume has a harder time adhering to dry skin so make sure you apply lotion and moisturize before applying your perfume.


Tip 2. It’s easy to focus all your attention on choosing different perfumes but don’t forget that there are also oils, toilettes and even solid perfumes, all with different weights to a scent. Oils, toilettes, and solid perfume don’t typically last as long as a perfume because their scent concentrations are lower. I like to use them as a supplement to make my perfume last all day!


Tip 3. Despite popular believe, DON’T RUB! Rubbing can cause the scent to break down, so just let your perfume dry naturally if you can.


Tip 4. DON’T apply your perfume immediately because your skin won’t absorb it as much after your shower has stripped away your body’s natural oils. Instead, I like to layer a bit of oil as base before applying my perfume.


Tip 5. When you’re picking a perfume, try to choose strong base notes. What that means is, a perfume is comprised of different scents (notes), and notes like vanilla, pine, musk generally tend to last longer.


I hope you found these tips helpful! And if there are any tips that I’ve missed, please feel free to share in the comments. Happy perfuming!


  • LoveYourEgo says:

    I love my perfume but am always a bit sad that I have to reapply it so often. I’ll try the lotion tip!

  • Anne says:

    Great information! I recently did a post on my blog on duo day and night perfumes from the same brand.(

    I’m excited to use these tips to make my favorite scents last!

  • Rania says:

    So true. I always put some water around my neck and perfume afterwards. As a result, the perfume stays for a long time and the scent smells strong and clear.

  • khatsii says:

    Great ideas! Thanks for sharing!

  • Great tips, I will stop rubbing my perfume in my skin, now that I have read this! I love your videos btw.

  • Thanks for sharing! Great post


  • Nicola says:

    So helpful!!!!

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  • Juliana says:

    Great tips, thanks! From your collection from the first photo, Findi and Channel are my favorites!

    XOXO JuJu

  • Cathy says:

    Great tips! But, how do u supplement perfume with toilette? Could u be more explicit about it? :)

  • Sonu says:

    This is a useful tip. Thankx chriselle
    Love it

  • Alena says:

    Amazing tips! Thanks so much for sharing!
    Kiss, Alena | meet me stylish

  • Karen says:

    How about spots where you should spray your perfume? I wish this article had covered it! I guess I had been wearing perfume wrong this whole time.

  • Alexandra says:

    I love parfume too, and Chance is one of my favorites. My problem is that scents morph on me. They seem to go bitter in seconds, so I do better if I start with something quite sweet, like Escada!

    — Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

  • Rachel says:

    Love these photos and that aerin perfume looks amazing!


    Very helpful tips Chriselle ! Thanks for sharing !

    XO Luba

    Minimalist Black and White look today , on

  • Elizabeth Uy says:

    Layer with all of the scent’s products if you can…shower gel, lotion or cream, etc. I also put a bit of vaseline where I am going to spray the scent which helps with tenacity! Cheers!

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