What is the difference between Pure Perfume, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette and Eau de Cologne?
The differences are simply a matter of the amount or concentration of oils in the fragrance. The highest concentration is in pure perfume (or parfum). Next would be Eau de Parfum, then Eau de Toilette and finally Eau de Cologne.
Eau De Toilette and Eau De Cologne are generally interchangeable, especially in Men’s fragrances. After Shave has the least amount of oils. The higher the concentration the longer your fragrance will last, and the less you need to apply.
What are fragrance families?
Fragrances are grouped according to the way they smell. Each family has a characteristic scent. The four major families are – Floral, Oriental, Woody and Fresh. These four groups are further subdivided within each major family group – Soft Floral, Floral Orientals, Woody Oriental, Mossy Woods and Dry Woods.
What is a decant?
Simply put, to decant is to pour a liquid from one container into another. What we do is spray or pour or use a pipette to take perfume from an original bottle and repackage it in a smaller vial or spray bottle. We only use brand new sterile glass or plastic bottles. We want you to be able to try as many beautiful scents as you like before buying a larger bottle.
What do fragrance notes refer to?
Perfume is described as having three sets of notes, making the harmonious scent accord. The notes unfold over time, with the immediate impression of the top note leading to the deeper middle notes and the base notes gradually appearing as the final stage. These notes are created carefully with knowledge of the evaporation process of the perfume.
Top notes: The scents that are perceived immediately on application of a perfume. Top notes consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly. They form a person’s initial impression of a perfume and thus are very important in the selling of a perfume. They are also called the head notes.
Middle notes: The scent of a perfume that emerges just prior to when the top notes dissipate. The middle note compounds form the “heart” or main body of a perfume and act to mask the often unpleasant initial impression of base notes, which become more pleasant with time. They are also called the heart notes.
Base notes: The scent of a perfume that appears close to the departure of the middle notes. The base and middle notes together are the main theme of a perfume. Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume. Compounds of this class of scents are typically rich and “deep” and are usually not perceived until 30 minutes after application.
How can I keep my fragrance from going bad?
Keep your fragrances in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and heat. Extreme heat or cold will upset the delicate balance of the oils and change their scent.
Are your fragrance samples genuine?
All of our fragrances are 100% genuine articles. We do not sell fakes and knock offs. All fragrances are purchased from reputable wholesalers and commercial outlets.