FAQs about Fragrances

FAQs about Fragrances

Why does fragrance contain alcohol?

Alcohol makes the fragrance emanate from your skin. It helps the fragrance travel through the air.

Without alcohol, you would be the only person who knew you were wearing any fragrance at all.

What is the difference between Perfume, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette, Eau de Cologne and Aftershave?

This consists of a 15-30% concentration of perfume essence and is the strongest fragrance available. This means that not only do you need to use less, but also that the fragrance lasts longer. Typically up to 6 hours.

This is lighter than Perfume, with an 8-15% concentration of perfume, and so is less expensive but still has long lasting characteristics. Typically lasts 3 to 5 hours.

This is a lighter more delicate fragrance, with a 4-8% concentration of perfume, and is therefore most suited to everyday use. It is normally less expensive than Eau de Parfum, and lasts for 2 to 4 hours.

This is often referred to as Cologne with a 3-5% concentration of perfume, lasts for 2 to 3 hours.

Have the greatest dilution of fragrance with an 1-3% concentration of perfume. Aftershaves are kinder to the skin than EDT's.

What is shower gel?

Shower gel is soap in a different form. It is made for use by both men and women, foams up well and leaves your chosen fragrance on the skin. It then enhances fragrance making it last longer.

Why do some fragrances seem to last much longer than others?

People with dry skin usually find their fragrance holding time shorter than those with oily skin because oily skin has more natural moisture to hold the fragrance.

PH levels (amount of acidity in our skin) also varies slightly from person to person. Our individual levels of PH will determine how each ingredient in a fragrance will react.

How can I make my fragrance last longer?

Layer your fragrance.

A fragrance will last longer if you use the body products within its range along with the actual fragrance. Using the Bath/Shower Gel then the Body Lotion or Body Cream will all help to reinforce the fragrance

Apply your fragrance to your pulse points. These are behind the ears, on the wrist and behind the knees if you feel so inclined. Also, apply your fragrance low on the body, so that the scent rises A light spray on the hair can last all day.

How do I keep my fragrance from going off?

An opened bottle should be kept in its box to insure a longer shelf life.

Keep all fragrances in a cool, dry place, away from windows as sunlight can unbalance the various ingredients.

What do fragrance notes refer to?

Fragrances are comprised of many different scents; these scents are called "notes."

Top notes are very light and last just a few minutes (5-10 minutes). Middle notes become apparent in about 15 minutes after application. These can last up to an hour or more. Bottom notes are the heavier ingredients. These last the longest, usually for several hours.
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