#HotWeatherHacks Here’s how to make your perfume last longer this summer
Summer stretches before us, long and humid, and there’s only so much that your favourite fragrance can do to combat these seasonal troubles. So how do you ensure you keep smelling like a dream at all times?
When applying perfume, concentrate on the strategic pulse points on your body to increase the longevity of the scent. Spray below the collarbone, not on your décolletage, inside your elbows and wrists, also don’t be shy to spritz some in your hair. In fact, perfuming the hair with beautiful notes is perfect for leaving a sensual trail this summer. French perfume house, Parfums de Marly has their iconic Delina Hair Spray which is dominated by romantic Turkish rose, accompanied by facets of lily of the valley and peony, the scent transcends into a fruity blend of lychee and rhubarb set off by nutmeg for added power and vivacity. In the base, vanilla, white musks and frankincense create depth and mystery. Heaven!
The moisture levels of the skin are also key to how long a perfume will last on you. Well-moisturised skin holds a scent much better than dry skin. If you moisturise the places you apply perfume on soon after you shower, you will see a marked improvement in the way you wear your perfume.
Applying your signature scent on your clothes can also help increase the longevity of your perfume and supplementary fragranced-dreams like body crèmes, solid perfumes and, as mentioned, hair mists work well in tandem to make your fragrance last longer.
And what type of olfactory narrative is best? For the Middle Eastern weather, your scent must be long-lasting. Floral, citrusy and woody notes like bergamot, rose, pink pepper, lime peel, green tea and vetiver work well throughout the year. For the summers, keep the fragrance light and fresh – Greenley and Cassili from Parfums de Marly are both lovely options for the warmer months ahead. Cassili is an irresistible and delicious blend of velvety fruits and pastel flowers, with a sprinkle of vanilla and wood. Joyous, sophisticated and distinguished. And Greenley is a fresh opening blast of Sicilian bergamot and green apple with a woody heart of cedarwood, leading to elegant amberwood base notes. This eau de parfum is a source of pure energy, a breath of summer! And, one more thing, let’s also keep in mind the humidity – sweet and aquatic notes with a heavier base work perfectly too!
Lastly, layering fragrances is key this summer and is almost an art, a way to express yourself through your scent. You can choose to layer heavy and light scents with common ingredients, or even contrasting fragrances. The easiest way to start is to spray the heavier scent that has vanilla, musk or is oud-based before applying a lighter, more floral or citrusy perfume with cherry blossoms or lilies on top. Go beyond perfume and start the layering process with a scented soap or shower gel, and then a scented body lotion or crème to seal in the perfume. See what works for you and have fun with the scents.