Vaseline is not only used to soften the skin. Two experts explain how hydration is essential for a fragrance to last as long as possible.
Named pulsating points, certain areas of the body boost the scent of perfume when applied. Among them, one counts the hollow of the wrists for example. There are also techniques to make a fragrance last longer. In particular hydration. Indeed, the experts in perfumery are unanimous, before any vaporization, it is necessary to hydrate the area. Initially, this action protects sensitive skin from possible irritations related to the alcohol contained in the perfume. Then, it constitutes a neutral base to capture the effluvium. In this register, vaseline is an ally that keeps our perfume longer. Like a primer that prepares the skin to receive the foundation, the fatty body of Vaseline acts as a base to receive the perfume. The reason is as simple as chemicals.
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When “Into the Gloss,” asks Christine Luby, nose for Jo Malone and Tom Ford, what is the trick to make perfume, the latter is adamant: “The first thing to know is that dry skin does not retain the perfume well, so make sure your skin is hydrated. ” And to clarify: “People whose skin is oily tend do not need to re-perfume so often.” Christine Luby also assures that it is better to be perfumed at the end of the shower, highlighting this notion of hydration of the epidermis. Same story with Francis Kurkdjian, at the head of his eponymous brand of perfumes, which corroborates the arguments of Christine Luby with the American “Vogue”: “The perfume does not take long on dry skin”. He suggests then to apply beforehand a body lotion or any other neutral moisturizer, so as not to interfere with the perfume. He also recommends to avoid applying the perfume to the skin since the natural oils secreted by it can mitigate it more quickly. That’s good to smell in all circumstances until the evening.