Ever wondered why perfumes come with matching lotions and shower gels? These body products' sole purpose is to make the scent last longer. "Molecules in fragrance bind to the oils in your skin when applied," explains Telegraph, so the more hydrated your skin is, the longer your favorite scent will stick around. Unfortunately, not all perfumes are available in lotion form. So here, we listed a couple of unscented products that you can layer any of your perfumes with:
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly
A classic layering ingredient! Rubbing the ointment on your pulse points like your wrists, inner elbow, and neck helps create a sticky base for your perfumes to cling onto.
Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, P125/.025 oz, Watsons
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion
If you don't like the feeling of having sticky areas, unscented lotions work well, too! Apply this non-greasy, oatmeal-infused lotion all over the body before spritzing your perfume. It's particularly beneficial for those dealing with dry and sensitive skin.
Aveeno Daily Moisturizing Lotion, P160/71mL, Watsons
Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume
As its tagline connotes, this bottle isn't exactly a perfume; it acts as a base (think of it as a makeup primer but for perfumes) that you can layer with your favorite fragrance for a longer-lasting scent. It has cetalox is its heart, which is often used as a base note in many scents. What makes it unique is its intrusive scent smells different on different people.
Juliette Has A Gun Not A Perfume, price available upon request, Art of Scent, Shangri-La Plaza
Neutrogena Body Oil
Fun fact: perfumes with the highest concentration of oils (a.k.a. Eau de Parfum) last longer on the skin—which makes them expensive. If you want to make your more affordable perfumes and colognes last, slather some body oil before putting them on. Though it may sound sticky, a body oil absorbs quickly. Neutrogena's Body Oil quickly dries down to a matte finish so you're never left with a greasy feeling.
Neutrogena Body Oil, P538/250mL, Watsons