Monday, 16 June 2014

PERFUME LAYERING: HOW TO MAKE YOUR SCENT LAST LONGER*


Hey Beauts! I hope you all had a fab weekend! I'm not sure where the sun has disappeared to and it's Monday again, but I'm booking my summer holiday tonight and have a fab week planned, so I'm feeling very upbeat today! In this post, I'm going to be talking about scent layering. You may be thinking uhh, Chloe? What are you talking about but stay with me.

You all know I have a slight (huge) obsession with perfumes and while I love each of them dearly, it's inevitable that with a collection as ridiculous as mine, there may be a few scents that just don't last as long as you'd like. It may be that you went for a cheap fragrance that smells beautiful, but seems to disappear after a few hours, or perhaps a higher end scent that you wish just lasted that bit longer so you didn't have to touch up throughout the day, well all is not lost lovelies! There is a way to cheat your way to 'all day scent' without having to touch up all day long!

The secret to this, is 'scent layering'. This is something I try to do with all of my perfumes. To the point now, that 9 times out of 10, I'll buy any matching products that come with a fragrance, shower gels, body lotion, hair mist, I'm there! So, to do this you're going to need some matching products. A great way to do this is buying your fragrances as gift sets, it's often much better value and your scent will last much longer. One of my faves is the Britney Spears Fantasy Gift Set, it's a long lasting scent as it is, but when you apply the body lotion first, then the perfume, not only does the lotion give your skin a scent straight away, but your skin is softened, meaning any dead skin will be gone, therefore the scent is applied to fresh, soft skin, therefore helping it to 'cling' to your skin.

Better yet, a set like this Jimmy Choo Flash Gift Set come with both a shower gel and body lotion. This is a gorgeous scent, but as it is a very fresh scent, it's often not quite as long lasting as some heavier scents. Using a matching scented shower gel will give yet another layer of scent underneath the body lotion and perfume itself, meaning the scent will last much longer than if just worn alone. To get the most out of your perfume, it is best to use it on soft, exfoliated skin, so using a scented shower gel on a loofa to gently scrub the skin before application will ensure the scent lasts as long as possible.

If you fancy something a bit cheaper, or if you're young and want something fresh and girly, Victoria's Secret body products are a good way to go. Their EDTs worn along with a matching body lotion, shower gel and body spray on top, will give you a super girl scent that lasts all day long!

I hope some of you found this post useful! All of the perfumes mentioned in this post are available on Click Fragrance for a discounted price, so it's definitely worth checking out if you're on the hunt for a new scent!

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5 comments:

  1. I love my perfumes but hate how easily they scent seems to vanish...I never even thought to use body lotions to keep it long lasting!
    I'm definitely keeping my eye out for perfume sets from now on and doing this a lot more, specially with the sweeter summer scents!?

    -sarah xo

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  2. This is a good post, I love layering my scents. I have a gift set for my Alien perfume which has a body balm, lotion and shower gel which I get lots of use out of! :)
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  3. I work at a perfume shop so i loved reading this post, you got everything spot on! as you can imagine i spend alot of money on new fragrances as i know about them as soon as they are released. Top tip: try and go for an EDP rather than an EDT, they last around 8 hours on your skin :) I love reading your stuff, keep up the amazing work :) xx https://www.bloglovin.com/blog/12412061

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  4. I love perfume, bit it's so expensive nowadays that sometimes if it doesn't last well it's not worth putting it on! This was really helpful, so thank you x


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  5. Amazing, great information, i love perfume.

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