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  • What are ‘base notes’ in perfumes?

    Molecularly, these are the heaviest notes in the blend and they help slow down the evaporation of lighter notes. These notes also last the longest. Popular base notes include patchouli and musk.

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What is Chypre fragrance?

Chrypre, French for Cyprus, is a fragrance family which is characterized by wood and moss tones.

What is the difference between Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette?

The difference between these two types of fragrances is the concentration of perfume in the product. Eau de Toilette has up to 10% perfume whereas Eau de Parfum has up to 15%. The higher the concentration of perfume, the longer the fragrance will last.

What are ‘top notes’ in perfumes?

Top notes are the scents that you smell first once you have applied a fragrance. These notes are the lightest and usually last up to 30 minutes.

What are ‘middle notes’ in perfumes?

These form the body of the fragrance and take around 20 minutes to develop on the skin. These notes are often used to classify the fragrance family, e.g. oriental.

How do I find a new fragrance?

One of the best ways to find other fragrances that you may like is to explore other perfumes in the same fragrance family as your favorite perfume.

How long does an opened bottle of perfume last?

Light fragrances deteriorate the fastest and can last as little as 6 months. However, most fragrances will last up to a year and a half.

What is the difference between a celebrity scent and a designer scent?

A celebrity scent is designed by a celebrity, such as a singer or actor. One example is Elizabeth Taylor’s White Diamonds. On the other hand, designer scents are created by designers and fashion houses.

How do I choose perfume for someone else?

To begin with, you should think about what time of day the perfume will be worn. If you are looking for a day scent, opt for something fresh and maybe floral. On the other hand, if you want to get a special fragrance for the evening, go for something more

What are the perfume fragrance families?

There are numerous systems used to classify scents. However, most tend to break down fragrances into 7 categories: Green, Aldehydic, Tobacco/Leather, Chypre, Floral, Tobacco/Leather, Oriental, and Fougère.