In order to make them last longer as a perfume on the skin, we must first realize that our olfactory senses get immune to the scent after a half hour or so. That’s why we initially can smell the aroma of perfumes, but others who enter our space can smell them even after some time and we can no longer smell them.
I suggest increasing the amount of drops of essential oil to carrier oil ratio for a longer lasting scent. For example, I usually use 10 drops of essential oil in a 1/2 ounce vial with grape seed oil as the carrier. If it is a non irritating oil like geranium or lavender, I may use 20 drops from my dropper in the same amount of carrier oil. That will enhance the time frame the scent stays on the skin. It will also make it stronger initially.
Where we put the oils also has an affect on time. If we want a longer lasting fragrance, I suggest putting a little oil on the scalp and at the nape of the neck at the hairline. The head holds about 49 percent of the body’s heat and is emanating heat off of it. This lets the aroma waft up and out for a long time when compared to the dab of oil on the wrists.
As far as layering flavors, I’m pretty much a fan of food scents staying with food scents and florals layering with florals. For example, let’s have vanilla and orange as a combo, but I wouldn’t use cinnamon and gardenia as a combo. The most powerful scent will last longer than the softer scent. We initially smell the softer scent but the stronger scent will last longer. I always use a carrier oil such as grape seed oil or for a harder fat, coconut oil.
I hope this has helped you, dear readers.
-Author and Creator of the Superior Self series