Fragrance Guide

Fragrances are found in different strengths based on Alcohol - Water mix.

Parfum (or Perfume) - Lasts up to 6 hours (15-30%)

EDP - Eau de Parfum - Lasts 3 to 5 hours (8-15%)

EDT - Eau de Toilette - Lasts 2 to 4 hours (4-8%)

EDC - Eau de Cologne - Lasts up to 2 hours (3-5%)

What Types of Fragrances are there?

Fragrances are classified into types of Families (smell) and uses. The families are:

Fougre (Fern) - Warm and mossy, sweet and spicy, bit woody with citrus and lavender notes.

Citrus - Fresh and citrusy often combined with floral, fruity, spicy and woody notes.

Green - Fresh lush forests, green leaves and cut grass often combined with floral and fruity notes.

Aquatic- Fresh and sea breezy, mountain air notes.

Floral - Freshly cut flowers of different notes.

Modern Floral - Soft powdery abstract smelling flowers often with sharp, burnt or metallic notes.

Floriental - Soft flowery and sweet and spicy notes.

Soft Oriental - Somewhat sweet, spicy and incense notes.

Oriental - Sweet, heavy spicy and musky notes.

Woody Oriental - Spicy and woody notes.

Chypre - Woody, mossy and flowery or citrusy notes and not overly sweet.

Woody - Warm and dry woody notes.

Fragrance Facts and Tips

  • Keep fragrances away from heat and light, an unopened fragrance will be good for at least four years.

  • Avoid storing fragrances in bathrooms as the fluctuating temperatures and humidity will degrade the scent rapidly.

  • Exposure to the air should be kept to a minimum, as once opened, the ingredients will deteriorate, this applies to dab-on fragrances more so than sprays.

  • People who are sensitive to fragrances should apply the liquid to clothes as apposed to directly on the skin