Simple Tips and Tricks to Smell Amazing throughout the Day

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Do you want to smell amazing all day, but you find that the scent disappears before lunch comes around? Don’t worry, because you are not the only one.

Many people would dab on their favorite Alexandria cologne in the morning but would have to reapply it at some point within the day. There are two main reasons for this: the perfume they are using and the manner of application.

Know Your Fragrance

Fragrances are made from alcohol, oil, and perfume. The alcohol to fragrance oil proportion is known as concentrations. There are three general fragrance concentrations available in today’s market: eau de cologne, eau de toilette, and eau de parfum.

Eau de Cologne

Eau de cologne is a fragrance that contains around 2 to 4 percent fragrance oil. Scents with this concentration are usually lighter and dissipate the quickest. It means that you would have to reapply several times within the day.

Eau de Toilette

Eau de toilette has more fragrance oils compared to eau de cologne concentrations. Scents under this group typically have around 5 to 15 percent fragrance oils. Reapplication once or twice a day is to be expected.

Eau de Parfum

Eau de parfum has the strongest fragrance oil concentration among the three groups. With a 10 to 20 percent fragrance oil concentration, the scent will stay with you longer. You can even go on a night out and still smell as lovely as you first applied the fragrance.

If you want to smell great all day, picking fragrances with higher concentrations is ideal. But remember, the higher the concentration, the stronger the scent. You must be careful when applying perfumes that belong to the eau de parfum or even the eau de toilette groups.

Adjust Your Application Method

Knowing how and when to apply your perfume will significantly affect the longevity and sillage of the scent. Here are a few application tips and tricks that can help you smell great longer: 

Spray It on after a Shower

Moisture is the perfect base for your perfume. Consider wearing your fragrance right after a shower. You can even take it further and apply a fragrance-free moisturizer before spraying your fragrance.

Do It at the Last Possible Moment

If you are not fond of applying your perfume after a shower, you can spray it on before going out the door. Apply it on your scarf and coat to sustain the scent’s longevity.

Spray and Mist on Pulse Points

Pulse points are thought to be areas of heat. Spraying and misting your fragrance in these areas can help diffuse the perfume and create a lasting sillage. Remember to spray a few inches away from your neck, wrists, and behind the ears. It will spread the fragrance more evenly and create a more pleasurable application experience.

Walk through the Mist

When you want a subtler fragrance, spray it in the air and walk through the mist. Often, people do this with eau de cologne concentrations, but any perfume is fine. However, be mindful of the setting and considerate of other people around you.

Don’t Neglect Your Hair

Try spraying your favorite scent on your hair. The natural oils on your head can help the scent stick and diffuse it throughout the day.


Perfumes can open a beautiful world of scents to help boost your confidence and calm your soul throughout the day. Knowing how to maximize scent longevity and sillage will make you smell wonderful all day and save you money down the line. Pay attention to the fragrance you are using and how you are applying it to smell glorious for hours.

Alexandria perfumes by Alexandria Fragrances are scents that understand your allure and uniqueness. Gaining inspiration from famous brands like Jo Malone and Gucci, these fragrances can help you find your confidence to face the day. Explore our store today and discover the scent that speaks to you!

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