Friday, June 10, 2016

4 Ways to Make Your Cologne Scent Last Longer

Wearing cologne is the icing on the cake, when it comes to getting dressed. However, it’s annoying to get to work and not even smell the faintest trace of it. Not to worry, here are four ways to make your cologne last the whole day.

1. Timing is key:
It may make sense to spray right before you walk out the door but you are wrong. Actually, the right time to apply is as soon as you are done with your shower because at that point your pores are most enlarged, which allows cologne to seep into the skin and last longer.

2. Moisturize first:
It’s hard for dry skin to retain anything wet. This means you have to moisturize before application so that the cologne will absorb effectively. Moisture traps the cologne in.

3. Be a brand whore:
Most of these fragrances come in sets, with accompanying soaps, aftershaves, body balms, and more. When you stick to using the full set, you eradicate any foreign scents, which could take away from that of the cologne.

4. Wrists matter too:
The one tradition that has stuck with most men as far as cologne culture goes is spraying on the wrist. This is because the wrists contain pulse points, with veins and arteries close to the skin surface, making them warmer than the rest of the body. This warmth helps lock in scents for a long-lasting period of time.

Now that we have the dos, there are a few things you should make sure not to do. Don’t leave your cologne in a warm, wet or bright place because they speed up the breakdown of the scents.

Also spraying directly on your clothes can damage your clothes and the scent will evaporate quicker too due to airflow.  In addition, over applying will do you no good as the scent will dissipate at the same time and people around you will despise you.  Finally, rubbing wrists after spraying will make the sent disappear faster.

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