FRAGRANCE: BEAUTY BUZZ

STAYING POWER

How to get your fragrance to last all day
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Fragrance can be one of the pricier parts of a beauty routine, so you want to ensure it's working as hard as it can. Here are three ways to get your fragrance to go the distance.

CHOOSE THE RIGHT SCENT TYPE

The type of fragrance you mist will determine just how long your scent will last. Parfum, also called extrait de parfum, contains the highest percentage of fragrance oil – and is the most expensive – so it generally has the most staying power. This is followed in order by eau de parfum, eau de toilette, cologne and eau fraiche. When it comes to fragrance families, those with heavier base notes – think amber, leather, musk and woods – usually have the most staying power.

PREP YOUR SKIN

Dry skin doesn't retain fragrance as well as damp and hydrated skin, so massage an unscented lotion all over your body as soon as you step out of the shower. Then add a thin layer of petroleum jelly wherever you'll be spritzing – wrists, elbows, behind the ears, neck and the backs of the knees.

DON'T FORGET

Layer up by using the same scented body lotion and fragrance. When it comes to application try not to rub your wrists together as the friction will only crush the top notes of the fragrance, and make them dissipate quicker, spray your brush and run it through your hair (never mist fragrance directly on your hair, as the alcohol can have a drying effect), store fragrances in a cool, dark place, or even in the fridge, as heat, humidity and sunlight, can break down a fragrance, faster.

OUR 'GO THE DISTANCE' EDIT:

Why wouldn't you want the sweet yet sexy combo in Jean Paul Gaultier Scandal EDP, to linger from desk to dinner?

For a fresh summer take on the original, we can't go past the revitalizing: Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream EDT 100ml Set

For a special occasion we love the seductive: Versace Crystal Noir EDT