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How to Smell Good All Day
Medically reviewed by Cynthia Cobb, DNP, APRN on June 13, 2019 New — Written by Adrienne Santos-Longhurst
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The thing about smelling good is that it really comes down to what you find to be a pleasant scent.

One person’s idea of smelling good may be bringing an enchanting canopy of soft French perfume into every room they enter. For someone else, it could mean not having body odor after a long day at a sweat-inducing job.

Whether you want to smell like perfume or just your healthy and natural self, we’ll tell you how to do it and make it last all day.

Make your perfume or cologne last

A little fragrance goes a long away. Applying it properly can help you make the most of the scent.

Apply it to pulse points. This will allow the scent to mix naturally with your body chemistry. As your body heats up, the scent will be activated and released. Resist the urge to rub the fragrance into the skin.
Use a roll-on version. A rollerball is a great way to get the scent exactly where you want it without overspraying. It’s also more affordable than a bottled version of your favorite perfume or cologne.
Spray onto a hairbrush. To add fragrance that lasts throughout the day, spritz your hairbrush with your favorite scent before brushing dry hair.
Pulse points to spritz include:

the back of your neck
the crooks of your elbows
your wrists
the small of your back
behind your knees
Perfumes and colognes are available in roll-on versions at stores like Sephora or Amazon. You can also add your favorite scent to a rollerball bottle, which you can find online, using a small funnel.
Moisturize your skin with scented lotions or creams
If the scent of your body lotion, cream, or oil is all the fragrance you want, you can make the scent last by applying it to your skin right out of the shower after patting off excess water.

Scented lotion, or any scented product for that matter, will last longer when applied to a moist base.

Need a little more scent? Choose lotions and creams made by your favorite perfume or cologne brand. You can layer these products with the coordinating perfume or cologne, shower gel, or shave creams.
How often you should shower depends on your skin type, activity level, and preference. Shower once a day and if you don’t want to, need to, or can’t, then opt for a sponge bath. If you do a quick cleanse, focus on the body parts with the most sweat glands, such as the:


Use a deodorant or antiperspirant

Along with keeping clean, you can also:

Wear deodorant or antiperspirant, and keep a travel-size version on hand for those stress-sweat kind of days.
Carry individually wrapped wipes to stay fresh on the go. You can shop for travel wipes online.
Apply talc-free powder anywhere that skin rubs, such as under the breasts and between your legs.
Avoid wearing polyester, which research has shown to harbor sweat and bacteria, creating an unpleasant odor.

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