5 ways to make your fragrance last longer

5 ways to make your fragrance last longer

We splurge on expensive perfumes, only for the scent to seemingly vanish as soon as we step out the door. Here’s how to make your favourite fragrance linger all day.

We splurge on expensive perfumes, only for the scent to seemingly vanish as soon as we step out the door. Here’s how to make your favourite fragrance linger all day.

Wearing perfume is a tricky balancing act: you either douse yourself in the stuff so everyone can smell it – including the man two streets over – or you elegantly spritz your neck and wrists, only to have the scent disappear quicker than your resolve when faced with a slice of chocolate cake.

However, your fragrance can remain fresher for longer if you take these simple steps:

1. Build fragrance layers

Many fragrances have shower gel and body lotion versions. Treat yourself to the set and you’ll find the scent will last longer – plus you’ll use less of your perfume so the bottle will last longer, too.

The gel and lotion will have a more subtle scent than the perfume, but by building up the scent layers and letting the particles soak into your skin, your fragrance will keep going even after your perfume has worn off.

2. Soak it all up

The best time to spray yourself with perfume is when you are fresh out of the shower. The water droplets will lock in the scent particles and soak them into your skin.

If you’re in a rush and don’t have time for a shower, apply the scented lotion to your pulse points before spritzing with the matching perfume, as this will hold onto the scent, preventing the particles from disappearing into the air.

3. Spray strategically

The first pulse points most people go for are the wrists and neck, but there’s also the inside of the elbows, backs of the knees and the ankles. Your midriff is also a surprisingly good spot to spritz, as it’s warm and central, so it will spread the fragrance around your body. A good idea is to spray your stomach and neck, then lightly spritz your ankles and backs of the knees so that your fragrance rises throughout the day.

If you do spray your wrists, be sure not to press them together to distribute the scent, as this actually crushes the top-note particles, distorting the smell and stopping it from lasting as long.

4. Touch up throughout the day

Rather than carry your bottle of perfume around with you, a nifty trick is to spray some cotton buds with it and keep them in a sandwich bag in your handbag. Then, whenever you want a touch-up, just take a cotton ball and smooth it over your pulse points.

5. Use Lenor Parfum Des Secrets in your laundry

This secret little luxury is a fantastic way to make your clothes smell scent-sational all day long. Add a capful of the fabric softener to your laundry and, as well as keeping your clothes lovely and soft, the alluring scent will linger on your clothes for longer than your perfume. With fragrances ranging from the romantic Blush and Kiss, to sensual Mystery and Dazzle, you can choose a scent that complements your favourite perfume – or you may even find you can forgo your perfume altogether, and make Lenor Parfum Des Secrets your new signature scent!

Have you tried Lenor Parfum Des Secrets? Let us know what you think in the comments section below. And why not share your review on our tried and tested page?

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Lenor Parfum


I use Lenor all the time love the smell it leaves on your clothes it lasts for ever

Heaven scent


i would love a sample to try on my bedding love fresh sheets

Sample would be nice

Anita 13/01/2019

Not tried these but would love a sample to try

Definitely diferent


There is something pleasing when your clothes have been laundered with this..will definitely use again

Lenor Kiss


I have tried the Parfum Des Secrets - Lenor Kiss and it smells lovely, The fragrance does lasts not like most other fabric softeners only smell nice when you pull your washing out of the washer and as soon as your washing is dry the smells gone, It really does last!

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