Friday, August 21, 2009

Tips to help make your fragrance last!

As the work week comes to a thankful end and our thoughts turn to the weekend we thought we'd share with you a few tips on how to make your favorite fragrance last while you are out enjoying your time with friends and family!

Unfortunately, a perfume can not last on your skin eternally. Perfumes must evaporate in order to release their scent. Different components of the perfume will evaporate at different times, meaning the fragrance will evolve over time ( see our post on the fragrance pyramid). This change is called "volatility".

The volatility of fragrances also depend on the individual wearer. Body temperature, weather, and skin dryness affect how fast your perfume launches off your skin.

Perfume will last longer on a person with more oily skin than on someone with dry skin. The oil tends to bind the perfume to the skin resulting in a more controlled release of the fragrance over time.

We do not recommend that you apply your fragrance directly after stepping out of the shower. The heat, soap and water will strip away your body's natural oils. Instead, wait a few minutes after applying your L'Artisan body lotion to regain your body's moisture. This will give the perfume something to latch on to.

Another tip is to apply the perfume to your pulse points. These are areas where the veins are close to skin surface and you feel your circulation, including your wrists, neck, between your breasts and even behind knees. Remember not to rub your wrists together after applying perfume as that will break down the perfume oils.

Resist the urge to overdo it when applying your perfume. You want to create a pleasant fragrance aura around yourself and not overpower those around you. Most perfumes will last somewhere between 4-8 hours. Keeping a travel size bottle of your favorite L'Artisan fragrance in your bag is a perfect way to touch up your your fragrance's top notes throughout the day!

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