How you wear perfume, how much you apply and where you put it can make a difference to how long it lasts. Learn more about the art of wearing perfume and what you can do to make your favourite fragrances last longer.
Eau de Toilette vs Eau de Parfum – what’s the difference?
If you love your fragrance, you’re bound to have come across Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum – but it can be tricky knowing the difference between the two, so let’s break it down. It comes down to the concentration of its raw materials, which affects a perfume’s intensity and how long it lasts on your skin.
Eau de Toilette contains a smaller percentage of fragrance oil compared to Eau de Parfum. Typically, an Eau de Toilette contains 8-15% of fragrance oil and its scent will last anywhere between 4 to 6 hours, while an Eau de Parfum has a higher concentration of around 15-20% and can last up to 8 hours.
Some perfumes will have a higher concentration of fragrance oils to help create a certain effect. Sillage, which is a perfume’s lingering scent, also varies depending on how much perfume you apply, where you spritz it, and how the fragrance develops on or interacts with your skin.
Discovering your new signature scent
If you’re looking for a new signature scent, fall in love with the Narciso Rodriguez fragrance collection.
Narciso Rodriguez is known for creating perfumes that evoke sensuality, confidence, and effortless beauty. A Narciso Rodriguez perfume can be a testament to your personality and envelope you in a cloud of gorgeous fragrance. With the Narciso Rodriguez perfume collection, you can take a spritz of delicate floral notes or go with a darker scent if you’re feeling bold.
When it comes to Eau de Toilette and Eau de Parfum, how do you choose between them? If you want something lighter, go with an Eau de Toilette like the Narciso Rodriguez Neroli Ambree EDT Spray, which combines floral, warm, and woody notes to create an exquisite, luminous scent. If you want something longer lasting with more warmth, then an Eau de Parfum such as Narciso Rodriguez for Her Musc Noir Rose with its floral, citrus, musk and spicy notes, is a great choice. Shop iconic fragrances from Narciso Rodriguez here and discover pure luxury in a bottle, with an irresistibly contemporary twist.
6 Tips For How To Wear Perfume
- Rubbing is a no-no
Rubbing your skin creates friction, which can impact your perfume’s top and middle notes and change its scent. Instead, spray your perfume lightly on your wrist and just let it absorb into your skin.
- Moisturise first
Fragrance not lasting as long as you want it to? Your skin may have something to do with it. Wearing perfume on dry skin causes it to evaporate quickly, so it’s a good idea to use an oil-based or unscented moisturiser prior to applying fragrance. You’ll be giving the perfume oils a base to hold onto, making the fragrance last longer – and your skin will feel great too. Win win!
- Apply perfume on your pulse points
Focus on applying perfume on your pulse points, as these areas give out a little extra warmth that can help make your perfume smell better and last longer. Some of the go-to pulse points include the inside of your wrists, the back of your knees, neck, inner elbows, chest, and behind the ear.
- Store your perfume properly
Avoid putting your perfume in your bathroom, where it’s exposed to water and steam, or putting it in an area where it’s directly exposed to sunlight. Store it in its original box and keep it somewhere dark and cool, like your dresser.
- Less is more
When it comes to wearing perfume, less really is more.
You might think that putting on too much can help make its scent last longer but that really depends on the type of perfume you’re using. If you’re using an Eau de Parfum, such as Narciso Rodriguez For Her Santal Musc Intense, which has a higher concentration of fragrance oils, you don’t want to overdo it. Three to four spritzes is optimal for most Eau de Parfums. For Eau de Toilettes like Narciso Rodriguez For Her Fleur Musc, you can apply them more generously as that they have a lower concentration of fragrance oils.
- Try out scent layering
Layering scents make your perfume last longer because you’re essentially refreshing your scent and creating your own unique fragrance. When layering, go with complementary scents and start off with the strongest fragrance first, finishing up with the lightest one. Also, avoid using two strong fragrances together so that they don’t overpower each other.
Don’t know where to start with layering? You can try the Narciso Rodriguez for Her Eau de Parfum Spray in Musc Noir and Pure Musc. This layering duo will let you create your own fragrance using two EDPs from the Narciso Rodriguez for Her collection: the For Her Musc Noir and the For Her Pure Musc. Musc Noir packs on a slightly darker profile with leather suede notes, while Pure Musc blooms with a floral bouquet that’s complemented by warm, woody cashmeran notes. To layer, start with a dab of Pure Musc on your pulse points, followed by Musc Noir.
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