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There's a particular frustration that sets in when the excitement of a recently bought, likely not inexpensive, perfume is met with the disappointment of its scent vanishing as soon as you step out of your home. 

While the blame often falls on the perfume itself, with some labeling them as possibly fake or inherently short-lived, several factors, including your skin type, can influence the longevity of your favorite fragrance. 

The frustration amplifies when various perfumes, regardless of their quality, seem to fall short in performance. In such instances, consider these uncomplicated yet effective tips to extend the staying power of your perfume on your body.

1. Apply lotion before perfume

The key to a lasting fragrance starts with well-moisturized skin. Dry or dehydrated skin tends to repel perfume, causing it to evaporate quickly. Combat this issue by applying an unscented lotion or one that shares similar notes with your perfume. This not only nourishes your skin but also creates a receptive canvas for the fragrance to adhere to.

2. Target pulse points

Strategic placement of your perfume is crucial. Concentrate on your pulse points -- areas where blood vessels are closest to the skin surface. These include the wrists, neck, behind the ears, and the inside of your elbows. The warmth emanating from these points helps to diffuse the fragrance, making it more noticeable and long-lasting.

3. Moderation is key

While it may be tempting to drench yourself in your favorite scent, spraying too much perfume can lead to olfactory fatigue. This phenomenon occurs when your sense of smell becomes desensitized due to continuous exposure. Opt for a subtle application, ensuring you and those around you can fully appreciate the fragrance without overwhelming the senses.

4. Apply body oil before perfume

Much like lotion, body oils can play a pivotal role in extending the life of your perfume. Apply a thin layer of oil to your skin before spritzing on your fragrance. This extra layer of hydration enhances the perfume's absorption, allowing it to meld seamlessly with your skin and prolonging its presence.

5. Spritz on clothing

While your skin is the primary canvas for your fragrance, your clothes can also contribute to its longevity. Lightly spray your perfume on fabric, avoiding excessive amounts to prevent potential stains. Fabrics tend to retain scents for an extended period, acting as a subtle reservoir that releases the fragrance throughout the day.