How shocked would you be if we told you that you have been applying perfume wrong your entire life? Just because you have been doing this for years, and have seen it in advertisements, doesn’t mean it’s actually right. So let’s just put it out there: if you’ve been spritzing perfume on your wrist and then rubbing them together, you’re doing it all wrong! By rubbing your skin together, you are actually disturbing the fragrance notes, which means it won’t last as long and the scent will be altered. Mind-blowing, isn’t it?

Because finding your signature fragrance is a really difficult and time consuming task, it is heart-breaking to waste even a single drop. But you don’t have to anymore. Here are three super hacks that will make your perfume last longer and leave you smelling hella fresh all day long.

And just for the record, spray your fragrance and let it sink into your skin. DON’T DAB!

make your perfume last longer

Rub Vaseline

The number one hack to make your perfume last REALLY long is to rub some Vaseline on your pulse points before spraying your perfume. Since this ointment is an occlusive, it will help the fragrance stay on your skin and prevent it from disappearing soon after you’ve applied it.

make your perfume last longer

Moisturise your skin before application

The thing with fragrance is that it lasts longer if applied on slightly oily skin. If your skin is moist, the fragrance will be able to lock in better. After you towel dry yourself, use some unscented lotion to moisturise your skin. You will want to do this before putting on your clothing or the perfume.

make your perfume last longer

Apply to pulse points

Knowing exactly where to apply your perfume makes a world of a difference when it comes to making your fragrance last. Fragrance reacts to heat, so applying perfume to parts of your body that are likely to heat up throughout the day helps release the scent. Pulse points include the nape of your neck, the insides of your elbows, your wrists and the back of your knees.