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Fragrance 411: Winter Beauty Tips To Make Your Perfume Last Longer

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The forecast is calling for even more snow! It doesn't seem like winter is willing to release its grip anytime soon, so how about some great winter beauty tips from Patti Kapla, beauty aficionado and V.P. Business Development of leading beauty e-retailer FragranceNet.com. From tips on choosing a fragrance that is perfect for this colder months, to keeping skin from drying out in the cold, get the 411 on how to make the most of your signature scent during the artic chill.

So Patti, it seems like fragrance fades more quickly in the winter. How can we make them last longer?

Since your sense of smell is not as sharp in the winter as it is in the summer -heat increases the impact of a scent, try layering your favorite scents. Lucky for us, layering with fragrance is easy to do when we have matching shower gels and body lotions offered with our favorite fragrance. Using the shower gel, soap, shampoo, etc. of your favorite fragrance will help make your fragrance last all day long!

Good idea! Should you switch perfumes with the seasons?

Naturally we gravitate to warmer, heartier things in the winter -- thick sweaters, soups that warm the soul, even warmer makeup tones. Cold-weather fragrances are traditionally more musky and a tad sweeter than warm-weather scents, which tend to be floral and crisp. Think spicy boldness versus breezy citrus. There are plenty of perfumes and colognes out there that go perfectly with a warm, crackling fire.

What are the most popular winter scents (both perfume and cologne)?

Choose a winter fragrance from categories such as the chypre scents, which tend toward the woody and mossy aromas like pine. Bid adieu to the light, fruity and floral scents that are perfect for the warmer months, and welcome the heavier, spicier scents that harmonize with the cooler days and nights.

Does dry skin have an effect on the longevity of a fragrances' scent vs. moisturized skin?

Scents cling to moisturized skin! If you don't have the matching lotions offered with your favorite scent, try applying Vaseline or a non-scented moisturizer to your pulse points before you apply your fragrance.  It will give your scent something to hold on to!

Love that tip! What are some ways to keep skin from drying out in the cold weather?

Hydrate! Hydrate! Hydrate! Let's face it. Old Man Winter can (and does) wreak havoc on your skin. Constant moisturizing is essential during the colder months. While frigid temperatures contribute to the problem, so does too much heat. Overheating your house can zap the moisture right out of your skin. And while there is nothing better than a hot bath on a cold day, the same thing holds true: hot water will leave you feeling itchy and dry. Lukewarm is the best option, although not as enticing. Another tip? Be sure to apply your moisturizer immediately after your shower. If you tend to use gel-based moisturizers, you may consider switching to creamier versions during the winter, which are less likely to dry out. Also, if you get in the habit of washing your hands more to avoid the flu, be sure to carry moisturizer with you wherever you go.

Thanks Patti! Visit FragranceNet.com to pick out your perfect winter perfume.

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