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How do you do it ? How do you smell good all the time

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Shinyshoes2 Wed 11-May-16 12:54:38

I've often walked past women that smell good . I'm not talking just perfume, they just smell really clean and nice from head to toe .
I put perfume on , like a Tom Ford which is quite heavy but after a few hours I can still smell it but it almost smells stale and not fresh
I wash my hair 3 times a week and shower daily but I can't seem to pull of that nice , clean , good smell all day
I'm looking at rollerball perfumes but I've gone to kiss people when I'm greeting them and they just smell good and not overpowering like a fake perfume smell

Drinksforeveryone Wed 11-May-16 12:57:33

Apparently I always smell clean. Not sure if it's true.

I shower every morning - and again if I have done exercise that day/eve. I wash my hair each shower (it is very short, so no hassle to do so).

Current perfumes are Eternity Summer, or Lush Lust. One is light, one no so light

Jmangel Wed 11-May-16 13:26:50

I know what you mean - I never feel fresh past 2pm. Plus the perfumes I like are quite heavy so also feel a bit stale. I hardly wash my hair ever so am probably doomed!

Nabootique Wed 11-May-16 13:28:18

I think it depends on a combination of different smells on a person, like shower gel, fabric softener, shampoo, perfume. It may be that you don't always notice how you smell as you are used to it and actually you smell daisy fresh! As Drinks said "apparently" so I think it's something someone else has pointed out, rather than something you notice on yourself?

LaCerbiatta Wed 11-May-16 13:45:20

I need to put perfume on my skin and straight after the shower while the skin is still war otherwise i think i smell less fresh. Also on the days i dont wash my hair i never smell as nice...

Heyheyheygoodbye Wed 11-May-16 13:53:09

Put perfume in your hair/on your clothes rather than directly onto skin. Not loads; few squirts in the air and walk into it.

ClubTropicanaDrinks Wed 11-May-16 13:55:23

I think some people 'hold' a scent better than others.

I agree with pp that while perfume doesn't seem to last on my skin, if I smell my scarf etc they smell nice... which will have to do!

ElspethFlashman Wed 11-May-16 13:59:11

Heavy fragrances don't smell that fresh. So I choose my daytime fragrances carefully for that fresh smell.

I also have a mini spray in my handbag and respritz midday. It doesn't have to be the same one as the morning one - it usually lives in my handbag anyway. But it's a citrus thing, all fresh and summery.

I always suspect that people who smell good in the afternoon are re-spritzers. Perfume just doesn't last that long.

Oh and don't underestimate the smell of hairspray. A lot of people use it still under the radar, and it can make your hair smell lovely.

NickiFury Wed 11-May-16 14:02:45

I layer scents. So shower gel, body lotion, very light spray of perfume/body spray. I buy ranges from Bath and Body Works when I visit family in the Middle East/ US and they smell absolutely gorgeous - I so wish they had B&BW in the UK.

Lush is good for it too. The scent from their bath bombs and melts last for ages then a lovely body lotion on top.

Dakin1 Wed 11-May-16 14:15:19

A good washing powder and fabric softener. Fairy is my current favourite. I think clothes that are dried outdoors rather than inside always smell delicious

ridinghighinapril Wed 11-May-16 14:26:23

For me, the key to feeling, staying and smelling fresh is just washed hair (either the night before or that morning). People notice the smell of clean hair and the shampoo esp when giving a hug.
On day 3 (day 0 being hair wash day), my hair is feeling greasy and despite the same morning shower routine, I just don't feel as clean or fresh.

swimster01 Wed 11-May-16 19:53:06

I think it is often the fabric conditioner on people's clothes that you are smelling

Ifiwasabadger Wed 11-May-16 19:57:07

Layering.....I worked with a Arabic fragrance brand and they taught me the secret. Bathe or shower, wash hair ( every day) use a lovely fragranced soap or wash (not in your fanny, Obv)

Then a light oil, fragranced deodorant, body lotion...then finally a spray scent. Sometimes layer two of these.

It's a very Arab/Asian ritual and I love it.

Ifiwasabadger Wed 11-May-16 19:58:31

Oh yes and respritz during the day. My top tip is a hair perfume version of your favourite....most Chanel fragrances have this. They're lighter and not so heavy.

Also, brush and floss teeth at lunchtime.

burnishedsilver Wed 11-May-16 21:08:10

You get used to smells and stop noticing them. You probably smell lovely to other people but you can't get the scents yourself.

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