Fragrance tips

Fading fragrances are a thing of the past. Here’s four of our top tips to make your fragrance last longer.

1. Keep your skin hydrated

Ensuring your skin is moisturized before applying your favorite scent will make it last longer.

2. Use your pulse points

Applying fragrance to pulse points like your chest and wrists keeps fragrance actives warm, helping to spread scents across your body.

3. Let it dry

Rubbing your wrists or patting your skin may feel natural because of the extra moisture, but this can make the top notes fade faster. Let your fragrance dry naturally for that subtle, long-lasting glow.

4. Apply our hand cream

Infused with 3% perfume oil, our 22 Orris hand cream acts as a subtle moisture layer, boosting fragrance notes and locking in a long-lasting scent.

What is a note?

Perfume notes are used to describe the composition of a scent. Perfumers carefully select notes to make sure a fragrance both smells pleasant and evokes a certain feeling. The lifespan of a fragrance can also be understood through the evolution of its scent profile during the first hour, the next four hours and onwards. 

The ingredients that make up a fragrance can be categorized into three notes; top, middle and base notes. 

22 Orris Top notes

Top notes are the scents you smell immediately after spraying a perfume. They are made up of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly, however they play an important part in setting first impressions and shaping a fragrance’s story. The top notes of 22 Orris are composed of pear leaf, pink pepper and wild freesia. They are crisp, sharp and fresh.

22 Orris Middle notes

Middle notes transition through as top notes fade. They are often described as being the dominant “heart” of the fragrance, making up around 70% of the total scent. The heart of the aroma appears when the perfume mixes with the skin. It takes up to 20 minutes to develop fully and should still be recognizable at least four hours later. The key middle notes of 22 Orris consist of a bouquet of complex earthy florals; sheer jasmine, lily of the valley and orris.

22 Orris - Bottom Notes

Base notes are the final element of a scent. They stabilize and strengthen the other notes and maintain aroma energy. Base notes tend to be rich, heavy and long-lasting. Sandalwood and marshmallow musk form the base of 22 Orris. The creamy, rich dry-down is a perfect balance of woody and sweet. 

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