- Apr 13, 2021
- 4 minutes
4 Ways to Smell Fresh All Day
The sense of smell that every human being is blessed with is certainly one of the strongest of all five senses. "Scent has the ability to viscerally connect us with our moment, mood and will, beyond just our memory. When I smell good, I feel good. And when I’m feeling good I am doing good, manifesting positive energy in the world," says Mona Maine de Biran the founder of KIERIN NYC, the "good vibes only" New York-centric, vegan fragrance brand known for its toxin-free, cruelty-free, eco-friendly and artfully fun-loving approach to niche perfumery.
Smelling good is something that every human being desires and wishes to be able to do – after all, no one actually wants to smell bad on purpose. However, many people might find that they are unable to maintain this throughout the day.
Fortunately, smelling fresh all day is actually very easy as long as you know the steps that should be taken in order to ensure that you smell fresh all day. If you want to make sure that you never have a day where you smell bad, then here are 5 things that you can do in order to ensure that you smell your best:
Drink At Least 2 Liters of Water Daily
You might have heard about the importance of consuming water on a daily basis many times, but did you know that being dehydrated can actually make you smell bad too? This is why you should always make sure that you consume at least 2 liters, or 8 ounces of water on a daily basis. Keep your own water bottle with you wherever you go to ensure that you never have an excuse to skip drinking water. The more hydrated your body is, the better your chances of smelling fresh throughout the day.
Keep Scented Sachets in Your Closet or Drawers
Buy a number of scented sachets and store these in your closet or your drawers in order to ensure that your clothes smell fresh when you put them on. If scented sachets do not work for you, spritz a couple of sprays of your favorite perfume onto your clothing rack, so when you take out your clothes to put together an outfit, your clothes are likely to already be smelling great.
Invest In Perfumes that Actually Last
The factor that distinguishes a good perfume from a bad one is the fact that a good perfume is bound to last all day, while the other will disperse into thin air before you even reach your destination. This also means that you will have to either carry the bottle with you to keep respraying when you get the opportunity or you will have to deal with not smelling good or fresh. The better experience and value to chose is an Eau de parfum, as it offers a higher concentration of perfume oils, usually 15-20%, and so lasts many hours longer than would an Eau de toilet which typically has only 5-15% perfume concentration. The lower the perfume oil concentration, the less scent there is in every application and the less there is left on your skin after evaporation.
The problem with this is that most quality Eau de parfums cost upwards of $150-400 per bottle. But, as Mona points out, investing in a good brand of perfume doesn't have to cost a fortune so long as you chose wisely. The perfume house she founded, KIERIN NYC, describes itself as an accessibly priced luxury fragrance brand for all. With 20% concentrations of niche Eau de parfum, KIERIN NYC competes with high-priced brands like Bond No. 9, Le Labo, Frederick Malle and Tom Ford. The difference, aside from KIERIN NYC's unique scent collection, is that KIERIN NYC perfumes are much more affordable at $84-94 per bottle than these expensive competitors. "KIERIN NYC is one of just a few direct-to-consumer fragrance brands on the market. As a D2C brand, we are able to offer our high-quality products without the huge department store, brick-and-mortar price markups. It's a business model that has made me quite unpopular with our competitors and the old-school perfumeries, but one that has found remarkable support amongst the fragrance community and with perfume lovers." These amazing perfumes not only smell great, but they are also made of natural ingredients, vegan, toxin-free and cruel free which means you do not need to worry about nasty things ruining your day for you.
Spray Perfume before Getting Dressed
Many people make the common mistake of spraying perfume right before stepping out of their house. However, this is not the right thing to do since perfume tends to disperse in the air if it is not given the time to settle onto the parts that it has been sprayed on. Contrary to popular belief, spraying perfume before you even start getting dressed or doing your makeup is the ideal thing to do if you want to ensure that your scent stays with you throughout the day.
Thus, make it a habit to spray perfume onto your skin prior to getting ready to head out. This will give the fragrance enough time to settle down, so by the time you step out, you’re sure to already be smelling good, and the scent will definitely stay with you throughout the day.
Watch What You Eat
You might not be aware of this, but what you eat also has a huge role to play in how you smell throughout the day. If you are constantly consuming food that is unhealthy for you, not only will your skin suffer but you will also smell bad despite your best efforts. Eating healthy food items, such as fruits, will not only help you smell great throughout the day but also make you feel fresh inside and out.
Moreover, these are just a couple of things that you can do to ensure that you smell fresh and clean on a daily basis no matter what the occasion might be.