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The Perfume Hack That Will Have You Smelling Amazing All Day Long

posted: 04/27/15
by: Mara Betsch
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If you're going to wear perfume, be sure to apply a little Vaseline first.
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If you're like me, you spritz your perfume, hoping to smell nice all day, but by lunch, your fragrance has completely disappeared. Luckily, there's an easy way to keep your favorite scent last longer, and you probably have the main ingredient in your house. The next time you reach for your perfume, first dab a little Vaseline (petroleum jelly) on your pulse points. This household item is occlusive, which means that it traps in moisture, so it will help your perfume stay a bit longer than if you sprayed it on your skin directly. Unscented lotion, which is a bit harder to find, is also a good alternative.

And if you really want your daily spritz to go the distance, spray your fragrance as soon as you get out of the shower, especially on warm areas of your body (aka your midriff and behind the knees). Moisture helps lock in scents, and the hotter areas of your body will spread the fragrance around your body.

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