1. What is the difference between Perfume, Eau de Parfum (EDP), Eau de Toilette (EDT), and Eau de Cologne (EDC)?
The differences are simply a matter of the amount or concentration of oils in the fragrance. These oils are called "juice." The highest concentration of "juice" is in perfume (or parfum). Next would be Eau de Parfum, then Eau de Toilette, and finally Eau de Cologne. Actually, Eau de Toilette and Eau de Cologne are generally interchangeable, particularly in Men's fragrances. After Shave has the least amount of oils. The higher the concentration of "juice" the longer your fragrance will last, and the less you need to apply.
2. 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 in 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.
3. How can I make my scent last longer?Fragrance lasts longer on some people than on others because of differences in our skin (oily or dry) and in our PH levels. To achieve a longer effect, try layering your fragrance. Using the fragrance bath gel, (if the company offers one), then the moisturizer or powder, and then the Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum or Eau de Cologne, will usually have a longer lasting effect. Also, apply your fragrance low on the body, as well as behind your ears and on your neck, so that the scent rises and you won't lose it as quickly. A light spray on the hair can last all day.
4. What is the difference between a splash and a spray?
There is absolutely no difference in the fragrance. The difference is in the application only. However, a spray bottle, being ostensibly sealed all the time, may actually have a longer shelf life. Making the decision between spray and splash is entirely a matter of personal preference.
5. Why does fragrance contain alcohol?
Alcohol makes the fragrance emanate from your skin. Without alcohol, you would be the only person who knew you were wearing any fragrance at all.
6. 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. How can I keep my fragrance from going bad? Keep all fragrance 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.
7. How can I keep my fragrance from going bad?
Keep all fragrance 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.
8. Why does a fragrance last longer on some people?
Blondes or people with light skin have a tendency towards dry skin, and fragrances are basically oils that will be absorbed by the skin like moisturizers. To help your fragrance last longer use a matching body lotion or unscented body lotion to apply to pulse points before applying your fragrance.
9. Why do fragrances smell differently on different people?
Body chemistry, diet and age affect fragrances on their skin. Also, fragrance consists of many essential oils. Certain essential oils have affinity to our skin, and they may be absorbed while other may not. This creates an imbalance on the skin and accounts for the difference.
10. How should I or where should I apply fragrance?
Fragrance should be applied to pulse points. This is where the blood vessels are closest to the skin giving off more heat and acting like mini fragrance pumps. Pulse points are the wrist, behind the ear, crook of the arm and knee, base of the throat. Also, for long lasting fragrance spray at the ankles, it allows the fragrance to blossom up.
11. Does perfume need special handling?
Fragrances should be kept away from excessive heat or cold, and to avoid evaporation, the cap must be tightly closed to maintain fragrance integrity. Also, do not expose the fragrance for any length of time to sun light.
12. Are there other uses for a fragrance other than application to the body?
You can put a few drops of your favorite fragrance in a bath or a few drops in the water when washing your lingerie or spray on artificial flowers.
13. How long will a fragrance last on me?
Fragrances are designed to last about 4 hours or so. Some people may notice that a particular fragrance lasts all day but by then it will not smell as it's supposed to. You must re-apply once or twice a day.
14. How long can I keep my fragrance stored?
Fragrances don't last forever. There are certain precautions though that will ensure the quality of the fragrance. Keep the bottle in a dry, dark place. Heat can also destroy a fragrance so keep it from extreme temperatures. Fragrances usually last 3 years from the date they were manufactured.
WHAT IS EDP, EDT, EDC, TESTERS ???
# Parfum : 20% perfume, 80% alcohol. Top & middle notes will lasts four to six hours. Also known as Perfume extract, ‘Perfume’ is the most concentrated and smoothest of the four types. Typically made up of a 20-40% concentration of scented compounds, perfume is definitely the most expensive to buy.
# Eau de Parfum (EDP) : 10-15% perfume, remainder alcohol. An EDP scent will usually fade after four to five hours, but the edp base notes can linger for a 24 hour period. Fragrances with an EDP concentration are perfect if you need an all day scent.
# Eau de Toilette (EDT) : 5-12% perfume, remainder alcohol and water. Top & middle notes will lasts 2 to 4 hours. This remains the best selling scent strength in the UK. Some people find that some EDT perfumes last a long while, but generally these are better left for night time use where the scent isn’t needed for as long. Most men perfumes are all EDT because the strong combination of scent possesed in the essense of men's fragrance...so there's no need to add further.
# Eau de Cologne (EDC) : 2-3% perfume, remainder mostly water. Lasts about 2 hours.
# Eau Fraiche : 3% perfume, remainder mostly water. Lasts about 2 hours.
# Tester : produced as a tester unit for counter usage. The parfum ingredient is the same as normal selling perfumes. The testers set that we have are still full in size and not been used by anybody.
Rejected Perfume some facts ;
Reject can occur in the factory and also during or after sale...
1) AFTER SHIPPING REJECT- after shipping reject is one of the common rejects for all products. In most cases, it will only effect the packing (box) but not the bottle. Since people won’t buy any defect items at the counters as customers only demand for the perfect item even with the box, this rejected item will end up at the warehouse. Another reason why our products have no boxes...
2) FACTORIES REJECT- it would be impossible to produce products without reject. Most company (factory) only achieve 99.8% yield (output) where 0.2% is rejected e.g. 99.8%x1000000 = 998000 bottles. The rest are rejected (2000 bottle). Why they are rejected? It could be Scratches, wrong branding etc. These reject will never be thrown away. They have their own vendor for disposal. Since there are so many manufacturers for brand of perfumes, it will be enough for people like us to trade them... Factory reject outlet is no longer strangers among us anymore. Their stores are everywhere. Nike, Levis, Ralph Lauren and lots more branded items are selling there. Are they selling fake item? No, they are original and customer has no doubt at all. But it had been sold with lower price as they are rejected...
3) EXPIRIES- After quite some times perfumes will also expire. Let say for 1 batch is valid for 8 month. If the item failed to be cleared on time, it will be returned to where it came from. Then manufacturer will reduce the output base on the sale demand. But the different is perfumes are still in good condition even after the date line.
The most important point is rejects are NOT FAKE PEFUMES because they are original. Only the quality of the packaging are slightly lower like the surface or any physical part of the bottles are damaged but not the fragrance. The Fragrance are 100% intact and in excellent condition.