About Fragrance and Perfume

Why do perfumes smell different on different people?

Perfumes smell different on different people because our body has different reaction on our own skin based on our personal PH levels. Furthermore, there some external factors such as stress, hormonal changes, nutrition, skin type and so on can effect the smell of the perfume on us.

How can I make my perfume last longer on my skin?

The best way to last longer is try not to use in dry skin. So, you can use some moisturizing lotion, oil or cream to prevent from dry skin. Generally speaking, fragrance lasts longer time in oily skin than dry skin.

What are Eau De Toilette, Eau De Parfum, etc?

This is the definition of the strength of the fragrance. Moreover, it shows the grade of the alcohol and water concentration to the fragrance oils. Basically, perfumes are combination of natural products of essential oils from plants and other products that can increase the smell. Alcohol is the base liquid for perfume. Moreover, the ratio of that alcohol and the scented oils defines the final perfumes such as perfume, eau de parfum, eau de toilette, eau de cologne. There are four main categories of perfumes.

Perfume – 15% – 35% of perfume oil
Eau de parfum – 7 – 15% of perfume oil
Eau de toilette – 4% -10% of perfume oil
Eau de cologne – 2% – 5% of perfume oil

What are the “fragrance families”?

There are 7 major families: Greens, Florals, Aldehydics, Chypre, Oriental, Fougère & Tobacco/Leather.

Greens

It is also known as natural which can give a clean and fresh fragrance. It is more suitable for the women who like the natural aroma. Examples of this Green family are Burberry London, Calvin Klein Escape for women, Elizabeth Taylor White Diamonds, Poison by Christian Dior.

Florals

This is one of the most popular category which consists of one or various different flowers. Some examples are Chanel No. 22, Estee Lauder Pleasures, Safari for women by Ralph Lauren.

Aldehydics

This is the first synthetic material that used in Chanel No. 5. Aldehydics are organic compounds which consist of various natural materials like citrus essences, rose oil and so on.

Chypre

Chypre is the fresh citrus top which consists of Citrus, Oak moss, Patchouli and Musk. Some examples are Estee Lauder Knowing and Aliage, Clinique Aromatics Elixir, Calvin Klein CK One and so on.

Oriental

Oriental is a blend of animal scents and vanilla mixedwith flowers and woods. It portrays the courageous and glowing. Some example are Obsession by Calvin Klein, Youth Dew by Estee Lauder, Magic Noir by Lancôme, Organza by Givenchy and so on.

Fougère

This name was derived from the perfume Fougere Royale for Houbigant by the perfumer Paul Parquet. It mainly consists of lavender, oak moss and coumarin. Fougere is mostly well known as fragrances for men.

Tobacco/Leather

These fragrances are designed for men.

What are the measurements of the perfume bottles?

100 ml = 3.3 or 3.4 oz
50 ml = 1.7 oz
30 ml = 1 oz
15 ml = 1/2 oz
10 ml = 1/3 oz
7.5 ml = 1/4 oz
5 ml = 1/6 oz
3.7 ml = 1/8 oz

Do fragrances expire? How do I increase their life?

Yes, it can expire around 6 months after opening, a perfume’s alcohol can evaporate and the aroma can change. To keep longer life of perfume, always keep containers away from the natural light and keep them in the constant temperature.

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