During the summer, do you spend a lot on perfumes and cologne to smell fresh? But only after a couple of hours of spritzing it on your body you realize that the fragrance does not last longer. If you are tired of your favorite fragrance fading away, there are some tips and tricks that will make the fragrance of your perfume last all day. These tips will not only make you feel fresh but will also make your perfume last longer! (ALSO READ Skincare essentials for summer: 5 must-have products in your bag to beat the heat!).Also Read - After 2 Hours, Sunscreens With Zinc Oxide Ingredient Can Become Toxic: Study

1. Apply perfume after shower

Apply perfume right after taking a hot shower

Apply perfume right after taking a hot shower

To make your perfume long lasting, apply it right after taking a hot shower. It will make the fragrance last for a long time because when you spritz is post the hot shower, you are using it on open pores, which will help the skin to absorb the fragrance better. Also Read - Astringents VS Skin Toners: Which is Best For You? Shahnaz Husain Reveals

2. Apply on  pulse points

Apply on pulse points

Apply on pulse points

You can  make the perfume last longer by applying it on the right spots. Dry and cold skin cannot hold perfume for long, so applying it on the pulse points will warm up the perfume and make it last longer. Apply the perfume on your wrist, behind your ear, at the bottom of your throat, inside your elbow, and behind your knee. Also Read - Face Yoga: Make Your Face Look Sharper By Trying These Facial Exercises Using Spoons | Watch Video

3. Dab some petroleum jelly

Dab some petroleum jelly on your pulse points

Dab some petroleum jelly on your pulse points

Applying petroleum jelly to your pulse points before spritzing the perfume will make the fragrance last longer with just fewer sprays as the petroleum jelly will hold the fragrance for longer period of time. The perfume notes will stick to the petroleum jelly longer than dry skin. (ALSO READ 10 petroleum jelly beauty hacks that will change your life!).

4. Do not rub

Do not rub your wrists together

Do not rub your wrists together

One common mistake that we do post using perfume is rubbing out wrists together. We should not rub our wrists together as this causes friction and takes away the top notes of the perfume making it fade away faster.

5. Do not shake the perfume bottle

Do not shake the perfume bottle

Do not shake the perfume bottle

Though we tend to do this to other beauty products, but when it comes to perfume, do not shake the perfume bottle or container as it will let air in and make it fade faster. (ALSO READ 5 beauty tips you should follow this summer).

6. Layer the fragrance

Layer your perfume

Layer your perfume

You can always layer the fragrance by wearing more than one scent at a time. This will keep the also create your own signature scent and make it last longer. There is not right or wrong way to do this, as long as you are happy with the pairing go ahead with the new scent! (ALSO READ Gym Makeup Routine: 5 beauty hacks to wear makeup to the gym).

7. Apply it to your ankles and calves

Apply perfume also to your ankles and calf

Apply perfume also to your ankles and calf

Do not restrict using perfume on the upper body. Also spray it on the  lower points of the body such as your ankles, behind the knees and calves so just like heat, the scent rises and this way your fragrance lasts longer.

8. Pick the right scent and store them right

To increase the potency of your perfume store them right

To increase the potency of your perfume store them right

To get a long lasting effect, when it comes to choosing the perfume, opt for the right scent such as vanilla and musk for better longevity. Another thing that most of us ignore is that perfume needs to be stored right. Store them in a dark and cool place to increase the potency of your perfume.

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