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Long Live the Scent

1 Don’t store perfume in the bathroom because the changing temperature and humidity can break down and weaken the fragrance.

Rubbing your wrists together after spraying perfume will only encourage the scent to fade faster and could crush the fragrance molecules, resulting in a weakened or distorted scent. Shaking a perfume bottle will also have the same negative effect on the scent.

Mix the last drops of your perfume into an unscented body lotion, so that it doesn’t go to waste.

After each use, keep perfume in its original box to protect the bottle and content from sunlight, which can degrade the perfume oil and break down the fragrance.

Store perfume at room temperature, away from direct sunlight and extreme heat, to preserve the scent and to ensure that your perfume lives to its maximum shelf life (between 3 to 5 years).

Spraying perfume on your clothes or close to your head and hair area is not recommended. Try spraying sheets of wrapping paper or wallpaper with perfume and then lining your cupboards, drawers and shelves with the scented paper. This will keep your clothes smelling fresh and fragrant and provide protection against stains.

Scent clings best to moist skin. So, for longer lasting fragrance, apply perfume soon after your bath or shower. For better results, apply after you’ve moisturised your body. Apply your chosen scent to pulse points and warm areas of the body: inner wrists, back of the knees, inside elbows, behind the ears. For even longer lasting scent, rub Vaseline to pulse points before applying perfume.

There are different perfume types which determines the fragrance potency, and sometimes the price. Perfumes containing more perfume oil and less alcohol have a stronger, longer lasting scent. Fragrance concentrations are divided into several categories: Body Splash, Eau De Cologne, Eau De Toilette, Eau De Par fum and Ex trait De Par fum.

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