For years I went about my life completely unaware of why fragrances performed so terribly on my skin.
I chalked it up to just poor luck, but after looking into it a bit, it became blatantly obvious the reason why this was happening was my dry skin.
My skin is very dry, and to have a fragrance perform even averagely on my skin, I need to be using one of the heavy hitter “Beast Mode” fragrances.
If Salvatore Ferragamo F Black, Armani Code Profumo, and other heavy hitters are only performing averagely on your skin, the root of your issue is likely the same as mine.
The oilier your skin is, the more your fragrance will soak in and stay there for a long period of time.
The dryer your skin is, the faster your skin will flake off essentially and in turn also get rid of your fragrance.
When it came to average performing fragrances, these would become a skin scent on me within an hour.
So I did some searching online and I came across a VERY helpful tip.
This tip literally can increase the double the performance of your fragrances.
That tip is, to apply Vaseline to where you are applying your fragrance.
For me, I apply Vaseline behind both of my ears, and on my wrists (a common pulse point used for fragrance application).
I’m not just talking about a moisturizer, I mean literally Vaseline.
Vaseline will stay on your skin all day and not dissipate into your skin quickly like a common moisturizer would.
Once you apply your fragrance to the spots on your skin where you have applied Vaseline, you will likely notice a vast improvement in performance (at least I did).
Some of my favorite fragrances that would turn into a skin scent within a couple hours on my dry skin would last all day long and project twice as far.