You spritz and you spray, but no matter what you do, your perfume always wears off before your day is done.
Consumer expert Amy Davis has some tricks and a new product to keep your favorite scent lingering long after lunch and into the evening.
Fragrance Lock Finishing Spray is sold on the Home Shopping Network for $34. It claims to lock your fragrance on, and keep it smelling strong for 12 hours!
The directions say you spray your perfume on, let it dry and then top with two spritzes of Fragrance Lock. Two volunteers at Channel 2 tested it, putting Fragrance Lock over their perfume on one arm only. After several hours, we asked people to smell both arms and tell us which arm had the strongest scent remaining. Four of of five people said the arm with Fragrance Lock held the perfume smell the longest.
If you don't want to spend $34 for another product, there are some other hacks to making your perfume last longer, courtesy of Cosmopolitan.
Experts say moisture and oil gives your scent staying power. That's why rubbing Vaseline on your pulse points before spraying your perfume is a good trick. You can apply unscented lotion first and then spray.
About those pulse points, do you know where they are? Your wrists, inside your elbows, your neck, behind your knees, below your midriff and your ankles and calves are all warm areas that will hold the fragrance longer.
But don't rub your perfume in after you apply it. That will force the top notes to dissipate faster.