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Monday, January 31, 2022

How to apply perfume to make it last longer

January 31, 2022 1 Comments

Hello everyone!

Applying your perfume is probably the fastest step in your beauty routine; a few sprays here and there, and you’re done. You may not even think about how to apply perfume, but you're probably applying it the wrong way. Yes, there is in fact a right and a wrong way to apply your fragrance. 

Here are some secrets to make your scents last:

Apply perfume right after taking your shower

Perfume is able to absorb better into the skin when it's warm and the pores are open. So it's a good idea to apply it post-shower once the skin is dry but still warm.

Apply perfume after using an unscented body oil or lotion

Dry skin doesn't hold perfume, as well as oily skin, does. The oilier your skin is, the better it holds scent. So layer on an unscented body oil or lotion, and then apply your perfume.

Make sure your deodorant is unscented too

When you're wearing a perfume, stick with an unscented deodorant to make sure the different aromas don't clash.

Try fragrance layering 

This consists of combining different fragrant products such as; body wash, deodorant, body lotion, perfume) either of the same fragrance or combining different ones. The more you layer the stronger the scent.

Apply perfume by spritzing, not misting

Many people spray perfume into the air and then walk through it. In my opinion, if you do that, you’re just wasting product. The scent will evaporate after a short amount of time. A direct spray onto bare skin is all you need.

perfume bottle

Apply perfume on your pulse points

To make your scent last longer, choose a couple of pulse points. These are warm areas that’ll help diffuse the fragrance across your entire body. Your pulse points on your body include the inside of your wrists, inner elbows, your neck, below your belly button, behind your ear lobes, and the back of your knees. 

Don’t rub your wrists together after applying perfume

Don’t dab the fragrance on your wrists after spraying. Dabbing perfume on your wrists and then rubbing them together, will cause the scent to disappear faster than intended.

Spray your clothes with perfume

Don’t just stick to spraying perfume on your body; spray it on your clothes too. Clothing fibres are able to hold in scents for a very long time.

Apply perfume on your hairbrush

Spraying an alcohol-based fragrance directly onto your hair will dry it out, so instead spray the fragrance on your brush before running it through your hair. This way, your hair will be lightly scented and undamaged.

Don't store perfume in your bathroom

Heat, light, and humidity will break down the perfume and lessen the quality and intensity of the fragrance. Instead, store your perfume bottles in a cool, dry place.

What's you favourite perfume? Tell me in the comments section below!

xoxo, Cosette

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

DIY: Vegan solid perfume

March 08, 2017 0 Comments

Hello everyone!

A few years ago I posted a DIY recipe for solid perfume.  In that recipe I used beeswax (back then I was not a vegan), so today I decided to give you a vegan alternative.

solid perfume

  • 2 tsp candelilla wax or soy wax 
  • 2 tsp sweet almond oil
  • 40-50 drops of your favourite essential oil(s)
Note - floral scents are uplifting and romantic, vanilla is warm and sweet, and wood scents can be grounding and calming.  

  1. Melt wax and carrier oil in a microwave.  Or if you want to double boil, follow the method in this post:  DIY: Solid perfume
  2. Add essential oil(s).  
  3. While your perfume mix is still liquid, pour it into the tins. 
  4. Wait until the mix cools and hardens, before moving the tins or closing the lids.
DIY: Vegan solid perfume
Solid perfumes are easy to package, carry, and re-apply; also handmade perfumes make wonderful gifts.

What other kinds of DIY beauty recipes would you like to see on Cosette's Beauty Pantry?  

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

DIY: Perfumed body powder

November 20, 2013 2 Comments
Hello everyone!

Today I will show you another beauty DIY; your own customized perfumed body powder.  This also makes a great last minute gift, and I bet you can find all the necessary ingredients at home.

You will need:
  • cotton balls or cotton disks
  • a  perfume/essential oils of your choice
  • corn flour (cornstarch)
  • a glass jar with a lid
  • powder puff

  1. Get a cotton ball or two and spray them with your favorite perfume.  About 30 sprays.  You can also put drops of essential oils like rose or lavender on the cotton balls instead.
  2. Place the cotton ball(s) in the bottom of the glass jar.
  3. Fill the container about half full with corn flour (cornstarch) and close the lid.
  4. Shake the container vigorously.
  5. Let the perfumed powder mixture stand for 10-14 days so the perfume/oils can penetrate the powder.
  6. Use a powder puff and enjoy your own customized perfumed body powder!

Thursday, October 17, 2013

DIY: Solid perfume

October 17, 2013 2 Comments
Hello everyone!

Here’s how you can make an easy, portable, all-natural solid perfume


  • beeswax
  • carrier oil (like jojoba, sweet almond or grapeseed)
  • essential oil/s of your choice


Use equal parts grated beeswax and carrier oil (2 teaspoons of each) and about 40-45 drops of essential oil.

You will also need an old lip balm container.

  1. In a small bowl/container, measure out your essential oil blend and make sure you like the smell while it’s concentrated.  Keep in mind that the smell will soften once you add it to the beeswax and carrier oil.
  2. In a small double boiler, start the water heating on the bottom pot and melt your measured beeswax into the dry top pot.  When your beeswax is pretty much melted, add in the carrier oil and stir until everything is liquid.
  3. Turn the heat off and mix in your essential oil/s. 
  4. Carefully pour your homemade perfume mixture into your chosen container.  If, for some reason, the perfume hardens before you’re able to get it into your container, don’t panic.  Just put the bowl back on top of your double boiler and let it re-melt.  Don’t leave it over the heat for too long, because the essential oils will evaporate.  Within a few minutes, your perfume will set, and it will be completely hardened.
Enjoy your new perfume!