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How to Smell Great All Day

Updated on August 3, 2010

We all love to smell great. Some of us WAY overdue it with the body sprays and perfumes, but still, we all love to smell great don't we?

The problem seems to be that even with a high test perfume, the scent lingers for but a short amount of time and then we are left either re-spritzing ourselves, or hoping our natural scent will be enough.

Making Scent Last All Day

  • The trick to keep your signature scent all day long is to begin by exfoliating your skin. Fragrance isn't going to absorb well if you have an overabundance of dead skin cells. Once a week for a thorough exfoliation should do. Use the honey/sugar scrub, add a bit of lemon too during the summer for a refreshing, astringent effect.
  • Put lotion on first. Putting matching fragrance lotion on, or even unscented lotion on will allow your fragrance to soak into your skin and will last a lot longer than if it's put on dry skin.
  • Layer your scent. Matching scented lotion, scented body spray, then perfume will give you layers of scent that will last for an extremely long time. Just make sure you don't overdo it. Body spray is for your body, yes, but just a few spritzes will do.
  • Put perfume behind your ears, where you can feel a heartbeat, on your neck on your carotid arteries, and on the inside of your elbows. Just a tiny little bit. Your skin is warmer at your pulse points so your scent will be more noticeable. You won't have to use as much and those areas are typically better moisturized than the rest of your body, so the scent will last longer.
  • Keep your perfume in the refrigerator. It will keep the scent pure longer, so it will last longer and perform better for you that way.

If you follow these tips, then your scent should last well into the evening, so you won't need to carry it around with you to constantly reapply.

How Much Scent to Apply

For a good rule in regard to how much fragrance to wear, no one should be able to smell it unless they are very close to you. If someone from several feet away from you makes a comment about how good you smell, then know for certain you are wearing too much. Think of that luscious signature scent of yours to be a secret for close friends or family to enjoy when they hug you, not the whole room. You aren't an air freshener after all.

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    • Ign Andy profile image

      Ign Andy 6 years ago from Green Home Office

      My favorite is Bvlgari Aqua, for man of course.

      Thank you for this tips, I'm sure it applicable for man as well.

    • HappyHer profile image
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      HappyHer 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      That's a scrumptious scent for man Ign! Yes, I believe quite a bit of it applies to men as well.

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      daisyjae 6 years ago from Canada

      " You aren't an air freshener" lol! It's true, some people wear way too much perfume.

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      HappyHer 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      I hear you Daisyjae! Being stuck in an elevator with a heavily perfumed person will give me a migraine that lasts all day.

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      Lillee McLoflin 6 years ago from Texas

      Smell is such a powerful sense. It can bring back memories and transport us to new places. Cigars take me to my grandfather and roses to my great-grandmother. I also love when a man wears cologne (of course wears it sparingly). I have had a hard time finding just the right scent for me - not really into baby powder or too floral.. Just a light, sweet fragrance. I finally tried Versace Bright Chrystal and gotten lots of compliments (think I'll keep it).. Thanks for this.. Love reading your hubs..

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      HappyHer 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      I agree Lillee. The smell of the ocean always reminds me of my grandparents as they live close by the Pacific. The Versace scent sounds good, I'll have to keep an eye out for it.

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      Anamika S 6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Nice Post! I did not know about the refrigerator tip. Thanks for Sharing! Some people wear too much Perfume that it can give you head aches...

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      Mmmh, this Hub smells nice. I know perfumes should be stored in a cool place but actually the fridge is not a bad idea especially in the summer. Nice Tip.

      I hope you like Spritz's (did I spell that right) for hot weather. They smell nice and have a very cooling effect.

      Thanks for this nice girly Hub.

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      tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

      People sometimes say my hubs smell ! :)

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      HappyHer 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Thanks Anamkika and Lady E. Yes, I love spritzes (Not sure of the spelling either), they are especially refreshing right out of the fridge!

      Tony, I hope all your hubs come up smelling like roses :)

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      akhimamun 6 years ago from UK

      WoW,thank you for this tips.

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      HappyHer 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      You're welcome Akhimamun

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      lol, lol, lol, Lady_E your so right!! I really like this Hub and agree with HappyHer. Exfoliating is a must for absortion of any products, and it feels so GOOD!!! I voted-up my dear on this Hub!! Blessings!!

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      HappyHer 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

      Thank you Drpastorcarlotta! I agree with the exfoliating, I make my own scrub with honey and sugar, it leaves my skin smooth as silk.

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      acaetnna 6 years ago from Guildford

      Beautiful, so sexual. I love a light perfume. Indeed exfoliation is so important, after all all those expensive beauty products would be totally wasted.

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      mysisters 6 years ago

      Great Hub. There are some perfumes that I have used that smell amazing when you first spray them on, but by the middle or end of the day you can't smell anything. I have tried applying lotion on first and then spraying my perfume and it does help.

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      tiffany 4 years ago

      I have this perfum but it doeae not last forever

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      Memet 2 years ago

      Amy,If you found someone that neeedd it to complete a bed you might get as much as fifty dollars. No dealer that I am aware of would bother putting it in stock owing to the extremely limited market. You should go to Google Images and search “Simmons bed spring”. One or more might turn up and might have some dollar information connected. The spring is probably 60-80 years old and made so well that it is still useful. You can put a zippered cover over it for cleanliness and use it as a box spring.Good Luck,Marshall

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