Fragrance lasts longer on some people than on others because of differences in our skin (oily or dry) and in our PH levels. To achieve a longer effect, try layering your fragrance. Using the fragrance bath gel, (if the company offers one), then the moisturizer or powder, and then the Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum or Eau de Cologne, will usually have a longer lasting effect.
Also, apply your fragrance low on the body, as well as behind your ears and on your neck, so that the scent rises and you won’t lose it as quickly. A light spray on the hair can last all day.
Here are the tips in summarry:
# Splash weaker concentrates such as Eau de Toilette (EDT) on cooler parts of the body for maximum effect.
# Some experts claim that perfume lasts longer when spritzed lightly onto damp skin. Try spraying it on after a shower.
# Wear it on your wrists, but don’t rub it together or it will alter the smell.
# Apply to pulse points: wrists, navel, collarbone and even behind the knees or at the ankle.
# Layering perfume is the ideal was to make the fragrance last longer. Start by using the bath foam and soap, then the body lotion and finish with the fragrance itself.
# Behind the ears is the worst place for fragrance. There are no sebaceous glands there, so the alcohol will dry and age the skin.
It is clear that what smells good on one person may not smell good on another. This is because we all have different natural body odors that may mix well with some fragrances and not others. Just like noticing a fabulous outfit on someone and then buying that same outfit, only to find out that it does not look as fabulous on you. The same is true for perfume. For all those who have not tried any perfume just play it safe and go to your local department store and try some before you purchase it over the net. And for all those who have tried it and didn’t like it, don’t blame the designer or down-talk the product; just admit that it did not go well with your body chemistry. As stated before, there are different strokes for different folks.
If you have fair or dry skin, your perfume is going to wear off faster than those with oily or darker skin. This simply means that you might need to give yourself one or two sprays of your favorite scent during your lunch break.
Vary the fragrance that you use from time to time. It has been medically proven that scents have a strong effect on our emotions and mindset. Don’t feel inhibited about trying new and different perfumes every 3-4 months, or along with the changes of the seasons.
To keep your scent as true as the first day you bought it, place it in an airtight plastic container and store it in the fridge between uses. By doing so, you slow the process of oxidation, which breaks down the scent. This is especially useful during those hot, bright and humid months.
Source : Eims Rejected Perfume Shop