“Your fragrance is your message, your scented slogan.” – Maurice Roucel

Merely using fragrance is easy. Using fragrance effectively, however, requires more forethought and finesse. This is why the Perfume Library team will be guiding you with further tips on selecting and using your fragrance effectively for the second instalment of our blog series. 


  • Thoroughly investigate your potential choice before purchasing a fragrance

Choosing a fragrance that’s right for you can be a lengthy and expensive process if due diligence is not done. When selecting fragrances, always sample them in-store and avoid online purchases until you know which fragrance suits you best. When first investigating a wide range of fragrances, sample them on a blotter/perfume spill, which will usually be made available to you at any fragrance store. This will assist you to eliminate no-hopers and line up a smaller group of possibilities. Once you have narrowed down your options to a few select choices, smell the scent on your skin. The fragrance will smell different when in contact with your skin and no two people may smell the same while wearing the same fragrance. At the Perfume Library, we have a team of professionals to assist you with this process, to get in touch find us at https://theperfumelibrary.co.za or give us a call on 084 644 0084 / 011 053 6399.

Lady Choosing a Fragrance

  • Store your fragrance correctly

If you want your fragrance to last longer and for the scent to remain unchanged, ensure you store it correctly. Fragrance is extremely sensitive to environmental changes.  It may be tempting to store the aesthetically appealing bottles on a bathroom cabinet but the heat and moisture can affect the fragrances and make raw materials within the fragrance smell slightly different or “off” (such as patchouli).  Ultraviolet rays can also alter a fragrance’s colour—turning amber tones into green. The best way to store fragrance is within the box it came in at room temperature. 


  • Shower and moisturize before applying fragrance

As covered in our previous entry, the best places to apply fragrance are pulse points as they radiate heat. Similarly, when your skin is warm and radiating heat from the shower it will help radiate the fragrance into the air. Dry skin also doesn’t hold fragrance very well, so to make your fragrance last longer, apply a moisturizer to your skin before applying your fragrance. 

Lady Applying Moisturiser

For more easy guidelines to follow, don’t miss our next instalment of this blog series! If you would like to experience some of our signature fragrances, contact us HERE. Skilled professionals will be able to advise you on your choices.