3 Common Reasons Why Your Perfumes Aren't Working (And How To Fix It)
Did you know that a certain smell can take you down the memory lane? Our olfactory receptors detect certain scents that we appreciate and our choice of perfumes are based around the same. But using the wrong scents at the wrong spots can set you off before anything else. Imagine this - There is a party to attend and you’ve got on a pricey & popular perfume that will fetch tasty compliments; but by the time you arrive at the venue, the smell leaves you. Quite disappointing, right? Here are 3 common reasons why your perfumes are not working and how you can fix it.
Our body sciences cause perfumes to evaporate more quickly from its skin. Instead of lasting for some 3 to 4 hours, the smell leaves within an hour or less. Your skin is a possible culprit. If you lick your wrist and sense a sour taste, there is a presence of acid. The more acidic your skin, the more it will tend the scent to fade away.
Moisturise your skin before applying your perfume, creating a layer to extend its life. Use a body cream or solid perfume that matches your fragrance. It will slow down the rate of evaporation and increase the lifespan of your perfume.
If you are spraying deodorant before a dinner date or spritzing cologne before a football game, you are doing it wrong. Using a perfume out of your comfort zone can also be a turn off for you, let alone making an impression.
It’s best to use perfumes with higher concentrations as they create a more powerful scent. Essential oils have the highest concentration, followed by Eau de Parfum, then Eau de Toilette. Spray products have more top notes, while rollerball fragrances and lotions last longer but have less intense scents.
Traditionally, the neck and wrist have been the quintessential spray-areas; but there is no proof that it will enhance the scent. Usually, such areas secrete a lot of sweat, causing the scent to fade away.
It is recommended to spray perfume across your forearm or on your hair and shirt collar if you want it to really last. You can also spritz your hair if you really want people to smell the scent. Pulse point away if you want to keep it intimate.
Follow these simple solutions and create a long lasting impact with Birra’s range of intense perfumes and fragrances.
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