Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The Pros Know: how to make your perfume last longer

perfume banner.jpg

In our new weekly series, stylist.co.uk are asking the beauty industry's leading experts for their definitive answers to our burning beauty questions. Here, Jo Malone London's fragrance director, Celine Roux, gives us the ultimate guide to making your perfume last longer.


Question: how can I make the smell of my perfume last all day?

Celine says:

  • Fragrance is most effective when you apply it on pulse-points or where there is good circulation and warmth (i.e. wrists, behind the knee and inside the elbow).
  • Alternatively, you can also spray scent in your hair and on your clothes, creating a cloud of fragrance around you.
  • It is true that rubbing your wrist after spraying scent can cause the evaporation of part of the top notes, the most volatile ones, so try to remember not to if you want to get the full effect of your scent.
  • At Jo Malone London we recommend layering as the best way to create a scent that lasts all day. First use a bath oil or body wash, followed by a rich body cream for an all-over scent. This way the skin is scented and conditioned, ready for a spritz of cologne, the final touch.
perfume

Illustrations: Eleni Sofroniou 

Related

shevelle main.jpg

How a beauty pro uses hair to match her mood

vitiligo.JPG

Model who hid vitiligo for a decade shares inspiring post about beauty

xx.jpg

The 50 most beautiful accessories to jazz up your summer work uniform

IMG_5119.JPG

All About Afro: straightening up the truth about hair relaxers

Clarissa Hulse Boston Ivy bed linen in Indigo.jpg

Update your bedroom for summer with these beautiful bedding sets

Nail-Art-Pois-Le-Simone-Blog.jpg

15 chic upgrades to the classic French manicure

harnaan insta 3.JPG

Harnaam Kaur on overcoming bullying and embracing her natural beauty

Carey & Lois 02.jpg

Women, tattoos and body ownership

waterfall braid on curly hair.jpg

15 of the best quick hairstyles for curly hair

More

Get prepped for Christmas with this Disney advent calendar

Be the Belle of the festive season

by Nicola Colyer
21 Sep 2017

The unusual £3.50 beauty product that ASOS shoppers are obsessing over

Disney fans, prepare to lose your minds

by Kayleigh Dray
20 Sep 2017

This Charlotte Tilbury product is only on sale for 24 hours

Take all of our money

by Susan Devaney
20 Sep 2017

The A-list stars who experimented with dramatic hair makeovers

The ultimate celebrity hair transformations

19 Sep 2017

Why you’ve been applying deodorant all wrong, according to a doctor

And two easy steps to getting it right

by Megan Murray
18 Sep 2017

These Fenty Beauty foundation shades have already sold out in the UK

Putting paid to the myth that make-up for darker skin tones won’t sell as well

by Moya Crockett
18 Sep 2017

Beyoncé’s make-up artist just shared his top tip for shaping eyebrows

Hold up, this is a beauty game-changer…

by Kayleigh Dray
18 Sep 2017

Five-minute tutorials for a plaited ballet bun

A whimsical and easy-to-style updo

18 Sep 2017

7 spooky Lush Halloween products you won't be able to resist

The new collection is spell-binding

by Megan Murray
15 Sep 2017

The important reason why this photo of a fingernail has gone viral

“I told her she needed to see her doctor immediately,” says manicurist

by Kayleigh Dray
15 Sep 2017