It might not come as a surprise that the aroma of our fragrances changes with the different seasons. And during the summer you will probably find that your scent fades faster than it would in the colder months. Yep, our perfumes work the worst in the height of summer when we’re probably at our sweaty and smelliest. So to help you smell terrific all summer long, with the help of Leighton Denny MBE, here are 6 IDEAL ways to make the most out of your summer scent.
MAKE SURE YOU’RE HYDRATED
USE AN EMOLLIENT LAYER
All fragrances smell differently on different people, this is because each of us has our own ‘scent print’ that will influence the development of a scent. Loads of things affect our odour-identity including our diet, medication intake, stress levels and, probably the most important factor of all, the temperature of our skin.
Indeed when it comes to how scents smell, the warmth of our skin is critical. Why? Well some people have more pores per centimetre than others, or more layers of fat in their skin. These and other factors affect the warmth of skin, which in turn influences the scent of a fragrance. The solution? Put an emollient layer between your skin and your perfume – a body oil, cream or moisturiser should increase the staying power of your scent as it will slow down the rate of the fragrance evaporation.
LESS AND OFTEN
SPRAY IT RIGHT
Applying scent correctly is the simplest of matters, however many of us do it wrong. Simply spray about 20cm away from your skin. Also, an even spray over a wider area will help your fragrance last longer than a generous amount in a small area. Moreover, avoid rubbing the area after application to prevent ‘crushing’ the scent. Good places to apply include on pulse points (below earlobes and inside elbows) and on shoulders, and back of the neck at the hairline…or anywhere you’d want to be kissed. Oh and a maximum of 4 sprays is the optimum amount.