Making Your Fragrance Last
Have you ever wished your favorite fragrance would last longer so that you don’t come home smelling so worn out and wasted after a day’s work? A blessed few get to find a scent that’s not only right for their taste and body chemistry, but also one that lasts pretty much the entire day that they can just forget about it the moment they spray it on, just as sure as they are that they’ve got clothes on.
However, for a good majority of women, the fragrance certainly lasts only a few hours. So what do most of us do? We lavishly spray or splash on some more… but then that only leaves us with a smell that is too overwhelming to even appreciate the scent.
The secret is in layering your fragrance.
The concept behind fragrance layering is similar to applying several thin coats of paint on a wall, or nail polish on your finger and toe nails, as opposed to applying one very thick coat. The result will be a smoother, more refined finish, and a color that will last much longer.
How To Layer Your Fragrance
Remember the various brands of gift packs you see at the fragrance counter of your favorite mall? They were not packed that way just because they want to sell you more products at a time. Believe it or not, they were packed specifically for the very purpose of fragrance layering. So before we get into this step by step, make sure you have chosen your fragrance.
The Bath Soak, Body Wash or Shower Gel
For the first layer, you must first take a bath or shower using the foaming bath soak, body wash or shower gel that is included in the pack. Some packs come with an all-in-one shampoo and shower gel. That would also be good except that you’ll probably use it all up faster than you would the rest of the products, especially if you have very thick or long hair.
Body Lotion, Body Cream or Body Butter
For the second layer, lock in the moisture by applying the body lotion, body cream or body butter that is included in the pack on your damp skin.
Perfume or Cologne
The final layer, of course, is the perfume or cologne. Make sure you spray or splash it on to your skin and not on your clothes. One, the perfume might stain your clothes. Two, you want the perfume to blend in with the first and second layers of the fragrance that you saturated your body in. This completes the process of layering and making your fragrance last longer, which was kind of the point, wasn’t it? So the perfume has to go on your skin, not on the clothes. Again – skin, not clothes. Furthermore, each person has a body chemistry that reacts differently to different fragrances. Because of this, your body then, upon contact with the fragrance, emits a scent that is uniquely and distinctly your own. This is why the perfume or cologne should go on the skin and not on the clothes. This will unquestionably work in your favor because you want to be remembered for your own unique personality and characteristics. The same goes for your scent. You wouldn’t want to be remembered as someone who smelled like… someone else. Would you?
Does It Have To Be Expensive?
Now, you don’t have to spend so much on a signature fragrance layering set in order to achieve what I’ve been talking about here. I will advise you though to try to identify the most dominant note of your favorite perfume. Let’s say it’s vanilla – in that case, any vanilla scented body wash and body lotion will do the job just as effectively for your first and second layers.
Freebie Friday #2 – Signature Fragrance Layering Set
On our second Freebie Friday, I am very excited to be giving away one of my most favorite fragrance layering sets to one lucky subscriber of MyMy Blog! Yaaaay!!! I am so excited and I am sure you ladies (along with your men) will be drooling over this (I did, haha)!
This is what’s in store for our winner:
Freebie Friday #2 - “Desire Me” Fragrance Layering Set by Escada
How to Win This Fabulous Freebie
So the same procedures will apply. All I will need you guys to do in order to qualify is:
- Share this post on your Facebook wall and/or Retweet it on Twitter
- Comment on this post using the comment box below
Following these two easy steps will officially qualify you to our Freebie Friday for this month of July 2011. One winner (based on the Facebook name or Twitter name you used) will be drawn from all eligible entries.
Deadline for this is on August 4th at exactly 12 noon EST. I will be announcing the name of the winner on Friday of next week, August 5th.
So what are you waiting for, Ladies? Like. Share. Tweet. Comment. Do whatever you gotta do to snag this beauty! ;)
**UPDATE**: I asked my daughter to do the honor of drawing the winner’s name. So I, along with my beloved daughter Arra, would like to congratulate Aprille Tunnard for being our July Freebie Friday contest winner! Please PM me your mailing address, Aprille, so I can send the gift to you the soonest. Thank you again for joining and I hope you’ll continue supporting my blog. Enjoy your “Desire Me” Fragrance Layering Set by Escada. You’re surely gonna love it!
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