Make the most of minis

Sometimes, we put a little too much pressure on our fragrances to last from 7am to 9pm, and just like we need an afternoon top up (be it a coffee, snack or a shot of fresh air), in most cases, our fragrance does too. If you are prone to a fragrance fade, top up on the go with bag-friendly minis, ready to spritz or roll whenever you might need a boost (it’s honestly that easy and straightforward, yet so overlooked and totally underrated).

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Lap on the layers

Taking on your fragrance in different forms will let you layer from head to toe, hitting all pulse points: think creams, oils and hair mists (our obsession with Baccarat Rouge Hair Mist is real).

Le Labo international educator and trainer, Murray Campbell (who unashamedly considers himself the East London, beard-and-bun, Santal-wearing hipster stereotype we all know and love), couldn’t agree more. “I go for a variety of forms and bases—so I have my EDP, my staple piece, but I also use the matching body lotion. And by applying the matching body lotion and then spraying, the scent is truly enhanced.”

He continued; “what I also do to make my scent last longer, is that I look for an alternative base. For some people alcohol doesn’t really work with their skin, it will just fade really quickly. So what I would recommend is trying an oil base.” Campbell praises the brand’s Liquid Balms for fragrance longevity and versatility thanks to its plant oil base. “It’s slightly more intimate, in terms of the diffusion, but you, yourself will experience the scent a little bit stronger. I also use the oil in the ends of my hair and within my beard, and because they’re a natural plant oil base, they’re actually really moisturising for the hair.”

If Campbell is going for a strong impression, he’ll spritz his clothes with his eau de parfum, too—“your everyday cottons and wools.”

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Make the most of minis

Sometimes, we put a little too much pressure on our fragrances to last from 7am to 9pm, and just like we need an afternoon top up (be it a coffee, snack or a shot of fresh air), in most cases, our fragrance does too. If you are prone to a fragrance fade, top up on the go with bag-friendly minis, ready to spritz or roll whenever you might need a boost (it’s honestly that easy and straightforward, yet so overlooked and totally underrated).

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$126.00 - $426.00

Get a knack for hacks

In the words of Wham! (or in more recent years, Anne-Marie); “if you’re gonna do it, do it right.” And when it comes to fragrance, the rule still applies. DO spritz your fragrance onto your pulse points, as it’ll diffuse the scent across your body. This includes your neck, wrists, behind your knees, the bend of your elbows and your ankles (if you can feel your pulse, spritz). As your blood pumps near the surface of these points, they tend to emit heat, which helps fragrance to develop. But please DON’T rub your wrists together! It dulls down the top notes of the fragrance, and forcefully combines the scent with your natural oils, which can change the way it smells and lasts (think of it as fast-forwarding the fragrance experience). It’s a habit many of us have, but should definitely ditch, stat.

Also be sure to store your fragrances in a cool, dry place—a.k.a. not your bathroom. Heat and moisture can cause scents to break down, so do yourself and your fragrances a favour, and give them a cool, dry home (avoiding direct sunlight, too).