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The Number One Trick To Smelling Good All Day

Tub Therapy | The Number One Trick To Smelling Good All Day

Ever encountered that person who smells like a bouquet even in the scorching heat, while you feel like you've been rolling in a meadow after just a short stint outdoors? You've done your due diligence - showered, and applied deodorant, but somehow the freshness fizzles out faster than a popped balloon. It's frustrating, isn't it?

Well, here's the lowdown: there's a secret to smelling good all day long, and it doesn't require drowning yourself in perfume or stockpiling deodorant like there's no tomorrow.

The Secret to Smelling Good All Day

The trick to smelling like a dream all day involves one word: layering. Fragrance layering is the art of strategically combining scents or using products that share the same fragrance family. It's about creating a harmonious olfactory experience that starts with your shower routine and extends throughout the day.

By using scented soaps or body washes, scented body lotions, and perfumes that complement each other, you build a multi-dimensional scent profile that lingers beautifully on your skin. This method not only enhances the longevity of the fragrance but also ensures a cohesive and pleasing aroma that evolves as the day progresses.

There's a surefire way to master this technique, and that's by incorporating multiple products beyond just the typical lotion and perfume. If you add more layers such as scented soaps, shower gels, and perhaps a touch of body oil, you can keep the scent going strong and make it last throughout the day.

How to Master Fragrance Layering to Smell Good All Day

Step 1: Choose Your Signature Scent

First things first, find a fragrance that speaks to your soul. Whether you adore the delicate florals of cherry blossoms or lean towards the warm embrace of vanilla sandalwood, your scent should reflect your unique style and personality. This initial decision sets the mood for your day ahead.

All the products you use in your fragrance routine must share similar notes from the same fragrance family. Consistency is Key. Stick to the same fragrance across all your products to create a cohesive scent profile. This consistency in the fragrance family harmonizes your scent profile, creating a cohesive and pleasant aroma that evolves with you throughout the day.

If you're feeling adventurous, you can experiment with mixing contrasting scents. For instance, try adding vanilla to woody fragrances or citrus to floral ones. To discover which combinations work best, check out the handy chart provided by Herb & Root, which breaks down perfect fragrance pairings.

Step 2: Scented Soap or Body Wash 

The next step is to choose a scented bath soap or body wash in your favorite fragrance. This step is all about laying down a fragrant foundation. As you shower, lather up with the soap and let its subtle notes gently cleanse your skin while starting to infuse it with your chosen scent.

For a gentler cleanse that won't strip the natural oils from your skin, we recommend opting for all-natural soaps over a body wash. 

Here are some of our favorite scented soaps to consider: Soaperstar CBD Soap in Cherry Blossom, Soaperstar CBD Soap in Lavender Patchouli, and Soaperstar CBD Soap in Oatmeal Milk & Honey

Step 3: Scented Body Lotion 

After drying off, apply a generous amount of scented body lotion all over your body. Knowing how to apply lotion after showering guarantees optimal results, and this involves leaving your skin slightly damp to better lock in moisture. A body lotion not only hydrates your skin but also helps to seal in the scent from your shower, creating a lasting aroma.

Remember, perfume has a hard time adhering to dry skin, which can cause the scent to fade quickly. To ensure your fragrance lasts all day, make sure your skin is well-moisturized. Think of this step as priming your canvas before painting a masterpiece. This additional moisturizing layer ensures the perfume will stick better and linger longer throughout the day

Our favorites: After Scrub Love CBD Lotion in Cherry Blossom, After Tub Rub CBD Lotion in Lavender, After Shower Power in Oatmeal Milk & Honey

Step 4: Scented Body Spray or Body Mist

After pampering your skin with a hydrating body lotion, follow up with a few spritzes of body mist or body spray. These are lighter than perfumes and colognes, designed to be applied generously all over your body for an even, delightful scent. While perfumes and colognes are more concentrated and typically used sparingly on pulse points, body sprays are perfect for enveloping yourself in fragrance without being overpowering.

For an extra touch, extend the scent to your clothes, hair, accessories, and even bedding, ensuring a consistent and lingering fragrance that follows you wherever you go.

Step 5: Perfume 

Now it's time for the main event — your perfume or cologne. With your skin prepped and primed, apply a few spritzes to your pulse points: wrists, neck, and behind the ears. This final layer amplifies the fragrance without overwhelming your senses or those around you.

While you generously spray body mist all over, perfume finds its special spots on pulse points. The mist acts like a primer, helping the perfume hold its ground longer. But the main reason you target pulse points with perfume is because these spots have blood vessels closer to the surface, generating a bit more heat. That heat helps the fragrance molecules from your perfume to evaporate more gradually, making the scent last longer.

So, when you dab perfume on places like your wrists, neck, behind your ears, or even inside your elbows and knees, you're basically giving the scent a warm welcome to stick around.

Other scented products to layer

If you're feeling extra and want to elevate your fragrance game, here are some additional body products to layer:

Scented Dusting Powder

After applying your scented body lotion, gently dust scented powder over your skin. This step not only adds another layer of fragrance but also helps to absorb excess moisture, keeping your skin smooth and fragrant. Dusting powder can also help to set the lotion and create a silky finish, enhancing the overall longevity of your scent.

Scented Body Oil

For an extra boost of hydration and scent, apply scented body oil after your lotion but before the dusting powder. Oils tend to sit on top of the skin rather than being fully absorbed, which makes them excellent for sealing in moisture. When layering with lotion, apply the lotion first to hydrate your skin, then follow with the oil to lock in that hydration and enhance your fragrance. This sequence ensures your skin gets the moisture it needs while keeping it effectively sealed.

Our verdict?

Smelling fantastic all day may sound like a chore, but trust me, the results are nothing to sniff at. Imagine becoming that person who leaves everyone wondering how you still smell like a garden of roses after a marathon under the blazing sun.

The key? It's all in the art of strategic fragrance layering! By integrating fragranced soap, body lotion, and perfume into your daily routine, and sprinkling in some dusting powder or body oil for those feeling particularly fancy, you're not just ensuring your scent lasts; you're creating an olfactory masterpiece that lingers in the minds (and noses) of everyone you encounter.

So, the next time you catch a whiff of someone who smells like they've cracked the secret to eternal freshness, take a moment to revel in the fact—that could very well be you!