Applying cologne to pulse points, keeping skin moisturized before application, not rubbing it in, and proper storage of the cologne helps the scent last longer. Choosing quality cologne and purchasing complimentary products that match the scent can also ensure a lasting fragrance.
- Purchase quality cologne with complimentary products
Colognes made with better ingredients and stronger potency last longer. Often, cologne manufacturers offer a gift or boxed set, with shower gel, deodorant, aftershave and other products. Using these complimentary products in addition to the cologne insures the scent lasts.
- Keep cologne properly stored
The proper way to store cologne is to keep it in a cool, dry place and out of direct sunlight.
- Hydrate your skin
Since cologne clings better to oily skin, keeping skin regularly moisturized helps the scent last longer.
- Apply cologne to pulse points
Pulse points generate heat. Heat enhances cologne. Applying cologne to these pulse points increases the cologne's aroma. These pulse points include the wrists, behind the ears and the curve of the throat.
- Don't rub cologne in
Do not rub in the cologne after applying it. Allow the cologne to dry naturally. Rubbing cologne in can alter the smell and cause the scent to fade more quickly.