Have you ever worked inside a shop only to change your plans to buy that one particular product? You know in your mind that you need it, but there is the question at the back of your mind that needs some answer. The same thing goes when you buy perfumes online. With this in mind, Fragrance Lovers would like to share with you a list of answers to your most Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) regarding perfumes.

How Do I Choose the Right Scent for me?

We strongly advise that you buy your scents in-store first before you buy online. That way, you know if the product works and smells good on you. A blotter will be useful to get to admire the scent better. Perfume counters have these ready for you. When buying online, it is best to consult our sales representatives. We will be able to give you the information that you need if you let us know what you are looking for.

What are the Different Fragrances Available?

There are certain descriptions given to a fragrance. You may have heard of Eau de Parfum (EDP), Eau de Cologne (EDC), and Eau de Toilette (EDT). Note that the difference between these is the concentration of oil found in them. For EDP, the oil concentration is between 8% and 15%. For EDC, on the other hand, the oil concentration is between 2% and 4%. In the case of EDT, the concentration is between 4% and 8%. Oil concentrations also vary for perfumes (15% to 25%) and aftershaves (2% to 4%).

What are Notes in a Perfume?

You may have heard this many times when you are buying perfumes either locally, or online. Notes are actually a perfume's individual element. This can be lemon, sandalwood, rose, cedarwood, flowers, woods, spices, and herbs used in producing perfumes. These ones can be combined to produce scents, thus creating harmonies in a fragrance. It is worth taking note that perfumery-related terms are somewhat the same as those related to music.

How Do I Apply my Chosen Scent?

There are so-called "hot spots" when applying your perfume.  Basically, it is a rule of thumb to apply your perfume on these spots. These are the temples, wrists, behind the ears, the nape of the neck, the crease of the elbows, the small of the back, and the back of the knees. Women, in particular, can also apply perfume between their breasts, or at the navel area, if they wish. Applying perfume to these areas will make the scent more fragrant. Remember not to rub your wrists together, though, after applying perfume over them.

How Long Does a Perfume Typically Last?

Like any other thing, perfumes will not last forever. One thing to remember in order to keep them longer is to make sure that they are stored properly. That way, you will be able to enjoy your perfume before it expires. Keep it away from heat and light, or else it can become musty, or sour. You can store your bottle in a dark cupboard or inside a drawer, ideally, inside its box. Take note too that citrussy and lighter scents tend to deteriorate faster when compared to florals.