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Three Rookie Perfume Mistakes You're Probably Making RN & How To Fix Them

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We all assume that we've been using our perfume correctly--one spritz on your neck and another on your wrist, and you're good to go, right? Believe it or not, there's more to it and we're here to show you how. If you wanna make your fancy AF perfume last long, all you need to do is avoid these basic mistakes. 

Are you storing and using your perfume that way it's supposed to?

Storing your perfume the right way can play an important role in its effectiveness. Here are some common mistakes we make while storing our perfume bottles:

Opening The Perfume Bottle Multiple Times Before Using It

It’s vital to note that your perfume will remain pristine until it’s opened. Apparently, when you open a bottle of perfume and not use it, you're exposing it to oxygen. In turn, the oxygen present in the air causes the scent to dilute and become oxidized. So remember the clock starts ticking right after you unseal a perfume. To increase its shelf life, make sure you always put the cap back on after using it.

Throwing Away The Original Box

You've probably thrown away your perfume boxes since they take up a lot of space, but did you know that by doing so you're ruining the shelf life of your perfume? Storing a bottle inside the original box can drastically enhance the life of a scent and when that's further paired with a closet or a dark cupboard, you have a full-proof technique of essence endurance.  

Perfume Mistakes You're Probably Making

If you love wearing perfumes, STOP doing these things immediately!

Applying Fragrance to Dry Skin

A very common mistake we all make is spritzing perfume on dry skin. When heading out for a party or meeting, we focus more on our makeup and outfit that we're hardly left with any time to wear our perfumes the right way. The result? The fragrance fades away soon and there's nothing one can do about it. Tbh, we assume that expensive perfumes won't let us down but remember, all perfumes work in a similar way. 

Perfumes last longer when applied over oily or damp skin. Apply an unscented lotion before you spritz on your perfume. If you don't have one, you can use any body lotion with a mild scent. 

Spritzing Perfume On Clothes

Admit it, we've all done this at some point. But perfumes are for you, not your clothes. We often think that spritzing some perfume over our clothes is ok, but this is will do nothing but stain your favourite outfit.

If you've been wondering why your perfume smells so different in the bottle and on your skin, here's your answer. It's the pH of your skin that reacts with the scent to create its own unique fragrance. But this does not happen quickly, you need to give it a few minutes.

You can also use this technique while shopping for perfumes at a store. Spritz it on your wrist, give it a few minutes and sniff. This will help your figure out if the perfume you just tried is a yay or nay.

Using Your Favorite Perfume Excessively

Sometimes we get so used to a scent, that it can smell fainter to us. Which leads us to over-spritzing ourselves in our favourite perfumes. We get it--you think your new perfume smells heavenly and you don't want the scent to fade away. But trust us, everyone around you can smell it--and not everyone loves it. So never overdo your perfume, or the people around you might be on their way to suffocation. Pick three pulse points and you'll smell fresh as a daisy. 

So how many of these perfume mistakes have you been making?