How To Make Your Perfume Last Longer This Summer
Remember these tips as you spritz to make your signature scent genuinely last!
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From splashing in the pool and family vacations to watermelon and breaking out those cute shorts and dresses, there are so many reasons to love summer. However, for perfume lovers, the region’s scorching temperature and humidity can cause those beloved scents to fade. To help your favourite perfume last longer this summer, the fragrance pros at Parfums de Marly have shared a few tricks and hacks that will ensure you keep smelling like a dream 24/7.
When applying perfume, focus on the strategic pulse points on your body to increase your scent’s durability. Spray below the collarbone, not on your décolletage and inside your elbows and wrists. And don't be shy to spritz some in your hair. In fact, perfuming the hair with beautiful notes is perfect for leaving a sensual trail this season.
The moisture levels of the skin are also key to how long a perfume will last on you. Did you know well-moisturised skin holds a scent much better than dry skin? If you moisturise the places you apply perfume on soon after you shower, you will see a clear improvement in the way you wear your perfume.
Applying your signature scent on your clothes can also help increase the longevity of your perfume. Additionally, supplementary fragranced-dreams like body crèmes, solid perfumes and, as mentioned, hair mists work well in tandem to make your fragrance last longer.
During summers, fragrances should be light and fresh and with Middle Eastern weather, they also need to be long-lasting. And it’s important to keep the olfactory narrative in mind. Floral, citrusy and woody notes like bergamot, rose, pink pepper, lime peel, green tea and vetiver all work well throughout the year.
Lastly, layering fragrances, almost an art, is key. While expressing yourself, try choosing to layer heavy and light scents with common ingredients, or even contrasting fragrances. The easiest way to start is to spray the heavier scent that has vanilla, musk or is oud-based before applying a lighter, more floral or citrusy perfume with cherry blossoms or lilies on top. Go beyond perfume and start the layering process with a scented soap or shower gel, and then a scented body lotion or crème to seal in the perfume. See what works for you and have fun with the scents.
Parfums de Marly’s Top Picks For Summer
The French perfume house’s iconic “Delina” hair spray is dominated by romantic Turkish rose and accompanied by facets of lily of the valley and peony. The scent transcends into a fruity blend of lychee and rhubarb set off by nutmeg, while vanilla, white musks and frankincense are found in the base.
Parfums de Marly’s “Greenley” eau de parfum is a fresh opening blast of Sicilian bergamot and green apple with a woody heart of cedarwood, leading to elegant amberwood base notes.
The house’s “Cassili” is an irresistible and delicious blend of velvety fruits and pastel flowers, with a sprinkle of vanilla and wood.