Your own body chemistry affects how different notes react on your skin. Anything that affects the “natural” smell of your skin, such as stress, hormonal changes, your current diet or medications, might change how a perfume smells on you.
Keep all fragrances in a cool, dry area, and away from windows as sunlight can unbalance the various ingredients. An opened bottle should be kept in its box to insure a longer shelf life.
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.
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. Some manufacturers make a solid perfume, solid perfume is as strong as a pure perfume however it is in a gel-like consistency.
To get your fragrance spraying again please follow these instructions below:-
- Hold one finger against the spray nozzle.
- Use your other finger to pump the spray 10x – 15x.
- Remove your finger from the spray nozzle.
- Pump the spray another 10-15x as needed.
- Allow the fragrance bottle to settle for 5-10 minutes.
Your fragrance bottle should be fully functional now! If you are still having problems, you can repeat steps i – iv. For further assistance, please email us at [email protected].
Apply the first fragrance to one wrist and wait a few minutes. Apply the second to the other wrist and a third fragrance to the inside of the elbow. Remember, three is the maximum number of fragrances you should try on at once. Any more and your nose is likely to become confused.
In the sun. Fragrance tends to react with ultraviolet light, irritating the skin and often causing skin discoloration. There are, however, some specially formulated alcohol-free, safe to wear in summer.
The secret to long-lasting fragrance is ‘fragrance layering’. Build up layers of scent on the skin by using different forms of the same fragrance – perfumed soap, bath oil or gel, body lotion or cream, dusting powder and Eau de Toilette. Each reinforces the impact of the other to quadruple the life of your favorite scent. Layering, or “fragrance dressing” as it’s sometimes called, is also a clever way to wear a fragrance that’s too overpowering for daytime use.