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Monday Motivation: Make Your Perfume Last All Day Long

Everyone remembers the quote from Bridesmaids when two of the bridesmaids get drunk and personal on the plane ride to the bachelorette party saying, “you smell like pine needles, and have a face like sunshine!” This scene is not so different from drunk girls in the bathroom at a bar. While having your drunk (new) friend tell you that you smell like pine needles doesn’t sound so reassuring, perhaps it’d be better to hear that from anyone else on a sober Monday, but instead of pine needles it’s a clean floral scent. Well this is completely possible with our Monday beauty hack. Rather than spritzing some perfume on in the morning and having it disappear between carrying your packed lunch, coffee, laptop, and keys to your car and then sweating from road rage on your way to work, try our little guide to making your perfume last all day long. 

The secret to long-lasting perfume is to know where to apply it. Follow the list below to know which places are the only spots you need to spray perfume from here on out.

  • Behind your ears
  • On the insides of your wrists
  • The base of your throat
  • Inside your elbows
  • Behind your knees

We guarantee these secret spots will hold your fragrance all day long, so there’s no need for overdoing it! Besides, you want to prolong the lifespan of your fancy bottle of perfume. If you don’t trust us and need a bit more to work with, then apply petroleum jelly to each of these spots before spraying on the perfume. This beauty hack will keep your scent in place until you shower again.

There you have it. Monday’s not so bad when you know that no matter what else comes your way, you can at least make your perfume last all day.

Kate Wilke is a 200-RYT yoga instructor, meditation teacher, and Integrative Nutrition Health Coach. She teaches and works with clients in Nashville, TN. She believes in self-care in the form of colorful, healthy cooking, daily walks with her dog, and a glass of red wine. Follow her on Instagram — @meditatekate