Why You Shouldn’t Save Your Perfume for Special Occasions

Do you have that perfume that you only wear for special occasions? If so, what do you consider a “special day?” There are many people that have that one bottle of perfume that lasts for many years because they only wear it when they feel the occasion calls for it.

What you might not know is that perfume has a shelf life. That means hanging on to that favorite fragrance for years on end is doing more harm than good. Just make every day a special occasion and you won’t find yourself tossing a once perfectly good bottle of perfume in the trash.

How Long Does It Take Perfume to Go Bad?

What most people don’t know is how long a fragrance can live. The truth is that a fragrance can last an average of 3 to 5 years, but that’s not a rule of thumb. Fragrances have many qualities that can affect their shelf life. Some perfumes are like a fine wine that gets better with age, while others simply can’t stand the test of time.

How you store your perfume also comes into play. If you store it out of direct sunlight, you are in business because sunlight is perfume’s worst enemy. You also want to make sure you store it away from radiators and other sources of heat.

In other words, keep your perfume in a bedroom drawer. Some people will keep it in their refrigerator because oxygen, abrupt temperature changes, heat, and light destroy perfume.

That’s a lot of work to preserve perfume.

When Should You Toss Perfume In the Trash?

So, when should you throw perfume away? Just talking about perfume being tossed in the garbage is sinful. Again, make every day a special day so you don’t have to worry about throwing away a favorite fragrance.

But, if you must hang on to one for a while or you already have, here are the three things that will tell you whether a perfume is good or bad:

  1. Simply smell it to see if it smells “strange.” Either the scent is “off” or completely gone when it’s bad. If it smells fine, keep it and use it before it goes bad.
  • Check out the color to see if it has changed. If the color is darker, this means the fragrance is altered.
  • Take a look at the label to see what is inside. If the ingredients include citrus notes, then the shelf life is shorter than a fragrance without citrus because citrus evaporates faster. The notes that last the longest include woody, oriental, cypre, and oud, but those with all natural ingredients with no preservatives won’t last long either.

But What About Fragrances That are Over 100 Years Old?

Yes, it’s true that there have been fragrances recovered that are hundreds and even thousands of years old. It’s obvious that these fragrances were used for special occasions because they still exist in some form. You can’t really knock these fragrance conservators for the fact that perfumes weren’t as abundant in their times.

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There are even recovered perfumes that have never been opened, which are sought after by collectors. Unfortunately, your Burberry perfume will most likely not become a collector’s item in your lifetime, so you might as well enjoy it before someone does in 150 years in which it would lose its scent and never leave the bottle.

There is a degree of sadness in a bottle of perfume that wasn’t thoroughly enjoyed by its owner.

Enjoy Your Perfume Today, Tomorrow, and Every Day

So, don’t hang on to your perfume like Scrooge McDuck does the cash in his money bin. Find fragrances that you love and wear them to your heart’s content. They are here for you to enjoy every day rather than once in a while.

Be known for smelling nice all the time rather than only smelling nice on certain days. You won’t regret it.  

How to Choose a Perfume That Suits You

Choosing the right perfume involves more than simply finding a scent that you like. It also entails finding a scent that goes well with your body chemistry. Fortunately, there are many fragrances to choose from so you can find one or dozens that work.

As for why chemistry comes into play, skin moisture and temperature can affect how a fragrance smells. It can smell great in the bottle, but it can change once it is on the skin. For example, a fragrance travels better in warm weather, which is why there are summer and winter fragrances.

The condition of the skin is another factor. If the skin is moisturized, a fragrance will last longer than it will if it is applied to dry skin. That is why it is commonly recommended that you apply Shea Butter or Vaseline to your pulse points before applying perfume to those areas.

Always apply your favorite fragrance to your pulse points instead of on your clothes or other places on the body because you’ll get more bang for your buck. Fragrances never last long when applied to clothes because there is no body heat to work with.

Consider Fragrance Note Classes

Something else that you need to know when choosing a fragrance is the classes of fragrance notes. They are:

  • Head/Top Notes – These notes are the first ones you smell in a fragrance because they are the first to evaporate.
  • Heart/Middle Notes – After the top notes evaporate, these are the notes that you smell. These notes hide the base notes as the base notes’ fragrance improves with time.
  • Base Notes – These notes are what you smell hours after applying a fragrance. The composition of these notes determine how long a fragrance will last.

From there, you have floral, oriental, woody, and fresh categories. Which category a fragrance fits in depends on its notes. Your body chemistry is going to help you determine which class of fragrance works best for you.

Using Skin Type to Find the Right Scent

One major component of your chemistry is skin type. If you have oily skin, perfumes are going to last longer on you. This makes a citrus or light floral scent best on you because you won’t smell too strong after applying the perfume. If you like the muskier, darker scents, use a small amount.

If you have dry skin, you need a stronger perfume because the scent won’t stick to you very well. A woody, musky fragrance will work well because of fragrance strength. You can even choose fragrances with a more aromatic note or floral head note unless you like lighter scents, which will require you to moisturize your pulse points.

Pay Attention to Your Body Heat

In addition to skin type, body temperature plays a huge role in how well a fragrance lasts or doesn’t last. A person with a higher basal body temperature will get a better pay-off from the perfume because it will linger longer. A person with a lower basal body temperature will need stronger fragrances.

If you aren’t sure about your basal body temperature, think about times you have “run a little hot” when everyone else has been cold. Then again, you might be the type of person who is always colder than everyone else.

Don’t Buy On a Whim

One last and very important buying tip is that you shouldn’t buy a fragrance just because it smells good on someone else. Consider your skin type, body heat, and preference so that you can choose a fragrance that fits your unique body chemistry. Keeping these things in mind will help you choose a fragrance that fits you.

4 Fundamental Differences Between Eau de Parfum and Perfume

perfume vs eau de parfumA fragrance is a fragrance, right? Well, not really. You’ve probably noticed when shopping for something that appeals to your nose, there are different fragrance types to choose from. This can make it difficult to determine which is right for you if you don’t know the difference between them.

For instance, you have eau de parfum and perfume. You know they are different, but what are those differences? How are they the same?

To answer this, it is best to look at them as cousins and, just like cousins, they have their similarities and differences that can influence your choice.

The good news is that you are going to get to learn about the fundamental differences between the two so that you can make a fragrance decision that works for you. There’s a good chance that you’re going to be very surprised at what sets them apart and how that influences your fragrance choice.

1. Differences In Concentration

The primary difference between eau de parfum and perfume is the concentration. Perfume is the most concentrated, which means it is usually 20% to 30% pure perfume extract. Basically, a single application is going to last up to an entire day, which is why you want to take it easy on how much you wear.

There are some perfumes that will contain as little as 15% perfume extract or as much as 40%. How much it contains depends on the type and brand.

Eau de parfum is second to perfume in that it contains between 15% and 20% perfume extract. This means it lasts up to 8 hours versus perfume’s up to 24 hours. It’s also not as oily as perfume, which has to do with the difference in concentration.

This oilier, thicker consistency of perfume is why it is mostly sold in stopper bottles rather than sprays. Spraying a perfume would also result in too much being put on at once. Eau de parfums can be found in spray bottles because they have a thinner consistency and a single spray can distribute the right amount.

2. Which One Costs More?

As for which of the two costs more, it’s probably a given that perfume is more expensive eau de parfumbecause of its concentration and how that contributes to its wear time. You can use less and get more mileage out of it, which can require re-application more than once within a 24 hour period.

Of course, there are many eau de parfums available that smell wonderful and, if 8 hours of fragrance is all you need, that might be exactly what you need. However, there is more to it than that, which you are going to learn.

3. Gender Specification

Perfume is typically associated with women’s fragrances, while cologne is used to identify masculine scents. Eau de parfum is genderless. That’s why you’ll see both feminine and masculine scents described as “eau de parfum.”

4. Is There a Difference In Quality?

This one is very tricky for the fact that eau de parfum doesn’t necessarily mean the fragrance is less than a perfume. There are some essential oils that you don’t want on you in large concentrations, so they aren’t included in perfumes like they are eau de parfums.

If you want a real musk or ambergris, you’re looking at a high cost for something that perfume in stopper bottleisn’t always very pleasant smelling in its pure form. An eau de parfum can be the answer to this because it can use less of something while also being more.

However, eau de parfums tend to have more alcohol and water in them, which means a lighter scent. Again, this can be a blessing in disguise when it comes to certain types of fragrances.

Choose What’s Right for You

All in all, what it comes down to is choosing what’s right for you. Perfumes can have specific qualities that you prefer, while an eau de parfum in a certain scent can be exactly what you need. Think about your preferences, apply that information in your search, and use what you learned here to make the right decision.

 

The 6 Best Perfumes For Fall

Crisp air and colorful leaves are two of fall’s most prominent features. But did you know that it’s the perfect time of year to choose a new fragrance? The change in seasons is the ideal excuse to switch from the summer scents to those with woodsy and citric undertones that complement the unique feel and air of those cool fall days.

In fact, you want something that goes well with the aesthetics that are offered by the boots, sweaters, and jackets in your wardrobe. Some popular scents include lavender and various types of musks. Then again, you might want something that’s not as heavy on the floral side but a bit spicier, which is a common choice during the colder months.

What it comes down to is that the change in season can justify your desire to change your perfume. That is why it’s important to introduce you to the six best perfumes for fall.

Your Fall Fragrance Lineup

When evaluating the following scents, keep your personal style and tastes in mind so you are sure to find a fragrance that stimulates your senses and your confidence.

Here’s the breakdown:

1. Jadore In Joy by Christian Dior

While the dominant detail of the scent is floral, it has sandalwood and mandarin undertones with a little white musk thrown into the mix. Of course, the sandalwood is what makes it perfect for fall, but the floral detail is there for those that want to hang on to that summer feeling just a little longer.

This is a scent that says “I love life and I want everyone to know it.” Even the bottle has personality.

2. Beautiful by Estee Lauder

Beautiful is a fragrance that has been around since 1985. It’s longevity is owed to its light floral scent and citrusy and woodsy undertones. The top floral notes include lily tuberose, marigold, and rose mandarin. There is something very warm and elegant about this scent. Perhaps, this is owed to the presence of vetiver and sandalwood.

3. Burberry Brit by Burberry

A popular brand, Burberry introduced the Burberry Brit fragrance in 2003. It contains a number of fresh notes that include Italian lime, icy pear, and lemon grass. However, the heart of the scent is comprised of lush peony, sugared almonds and a mahogany amber base with a touch of vanilla.

Even the bottle suggests, “I’m a great scent for fall,” as it reminds you of the warm plaid shirts that are popular during the cooler months.

4. Illicit by Jimmy Choo

If you like a modern floral that has a warm honey-amber base, Illicit by Jimmy Choo fits the bill. The composition is opened with bitter orange and Ginger, but the heart of the fragrance is in the jasmine sambac and rose. This is another scent that lets you hang on to those warmer months while transitioning into the cooler ones.

5. Kelly Caleche by Hermes

The Kelly Caleche scent by Hermes is very unique, as it is in a good position to become a person’s signature scent or one that is only used when in demand of a scent with leather undertones and floral notes.

This scent has many fall details, such as grapefruit, but it also has a hint of yellow mimosa, rose, and iris gourmand. This is a perfume that was once dedicated to famous Grace Kelly and the famous leather Kelly bag, but it is also one that has been dedicated to all ladies and young women.

Even the bottle is very beautiful and charming with a small lock around the neck of the bottle, which is symbolic of all three versions of the perfume.

6. Tiffany Co by Tiffany

While this perfume isn’t exactly a rarity, it is a great scent for fall because its top notes consist of lemon and mandarin orange bergamot. Rose and iris black currant peach make up the middle notes. However, the base consists of musk and patchouli.

Launched in 2017, this is fairly new fragrance by Tiffany & Co.

Let Your Nose Be Your Guide

All in all,  let your nose be your guide. Think of the scents that you like and review this list to find what is going to appeal to you the most. For instance, a preference for a leathery scent to go with that fall leather jacket is going to most likely lead you to Kelly Caleche by Hermes. Then again, a desire to hang on to summer while migrating to fall can lead you to Jadore in Joy by Christian Dior.

The options are practically endless.

 

5 Must-Know Tips For Applying Perfume Like A Pro

Perfume shopping can be daunting, especially if you´re not completely sure what you are looking for. Most people actually have one favorite, or a couple of favorites, and stick with that for years and years. However, choosing a perfume is one thing, the right way of applying your perfume is another. You might wonder now what the fuss is about because applying perfume is easy right? Just spray and dab a bit and that’s it, ready to go. But actually, there are some tips that can help you get the most out of your perfume. Here are our 5 must-know tips for applying perfume like a pro:

1. Use Vaseline to make the perfume last longer

By rubbing Vaseline on your pulse points before spraying your perfume on it, you will make the scent last much longer. The cream, since it’s occlusive, will make sure the fragrance is on your skin and therefore the smell will be stronger for a longer time instead of when you spray the perfume directly onto dry skin. 

2. Time your perfume spraying right

The perfect moment to apply your fragrance is right after taking a shower and before you are getting dressed. Because of the moisture on your skin, the scent will be locked in. This will not only help the fragrance last longer, but it will also prevent it from staining your favorite clothes or jewelry.

3. Don’t rub your wrists together after spraying

Somehow a lot of people think they should rub their wrists together after spraying their perfume on and to dab the fragrance from one wrist to another or from your wrist to your neck etc. However, the rubbing makes the top notes disappear faster than intended and this results in the scent fading much earlier.

4. Target specific points for spraying your perfume

If you want the scent of your fragrance to last longer, you should choose a few specific points and spray your perfume there. These are so-called warm areas and that will help diffuse the perfume across your entire body and thereby keep the scent longer. The pulse points and warm areas you should target (but, pick a few, don’t do all of them at once!) are your wrists, inside your elbows, your neck, below your midriff, behind your knees and on your ankles and calves.

5. Spraying in the air

If you want to have a lighter scent, you should spray the fragrance in the air and then slowly walk into the mist. This way the fragrance will spread evenly over your body and it will have you smell just with a hint of perfume for occasions when you might not want to smell too strong.

With these 5 tips, you will be applying perfume like a pro from now on. However, there are some other handy tips and trick when it comes to your favorite perfumes. For example, did you know that if you want your fragrances to last longer, you shouldn’t store them in the bathroom or other damp, warm places? Because heat, light and humidity can actually break down your cologne and thereby lessen the quality of the perfume. So instead of storing them in the bathroom, store your perfumes in cool, dry spots and away from windows.

Finally, if you want to use perfume on your hair, don’t spray a fragrance (especially not when it’s alcohol-based) directly onto your hair because this will dry it out. Instead, spray the perfume on your hairbrush before brushing your hair with it. This will leave your hair lightly scented but without damaging it.

Why Cheap Knockoff Fragrances are Never as Good as the Original

We have seen various ads of fragrances to promote these products. From movie legends to sports celebrities to models and even galloping horses, you will find different images and videos that aim to convince the viewer to buy the perfume. Marketing these scents is indeed a huge business, and it should not be surprising that most of the amount you pay for a fragrance go to the packaging and promotion of the product.

Designer brands can start at $50 and can be as high as $700 in department stores. Some brands and scents will never go on sale even if they have been in the market for a while now. If you have a rich taste, but your wallet is thin, you may think about going for knockoff perfumes instead. These imitations of popular brands and their scents only sell at a fraction of the original product’s price.

The pricing is indeed the biggest reason why people opt for these cheap knockoffs where a $50 fragrance can cost you as little as $4. The difference in pricing is so huge that most people on a tight budget would rather go for the inexpensive one. Due to this fact, some individuals may think buying knockoffs is almost as good as owning the real item with a bonus advantage that they do not cost as much.

Aimed At Teenagers

If you have tried brand name perfumes and you compare them with their fake counterparts, there are a few things that you will notice. One of them is evident from the time you start spraying. Many of these knockoffs smell sweeter than the original versions.

However, it has nothing to do with the cheaper ingredients used in the perfumes. In truth, these cheap scents are typically geared toward a younger audience, especially teens, because they have less money to spend. Also, unlike adults, their sense of smell is still developing. As you get older, these sweet scents become less appealing to you. Unless you want to start smelling like a teenager, skipping these knockoffs is for the better.

Originals are Far More Complex

Expensive fragrances incorporate several layers into them that sensitive noses can surely detect. They have essential oils as well that are not quite common in cheap products. These oils are often divided into three notes: top, middle, and base.

The top notes are the ones you can smell right away, and they can last for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, you will begin the smell the mid notes after that half hour, and they will usually stick to your skin for at least two to four hours. Finally, the base notes will linger mostly until the end of the day.

Cheap perfumes, on the other hand, generally only last up to four hours. It is why one of the best methods of testing the quality of a certain perfume is to wait a few hours because an imposter will not stay on the skin for more than six hours.

That Sophisticated Feeling is Lost

No one will argue that a few sprays of an expensive brand-name perfume give a feeling of enhanced classiness. However, these knockoffs will not provide the same sensation when you use them. Not only are you aware that they are fake but the real sophisticated air that you can get from authentic products is lost.

How to Spot Counterfeit Perfumes

Fake products often have the same look and feel. If you are lucky, you can even find good copies of the real perfumes that it is hard to tell that they are not authentic because they almost have the same smell. However, there are ways to know that a particular fragrance is a cheap knockoff. Here are some tips that you will find useful if you are shopping for your next perfume:

1. Inspect the packaging.Most knockoffs misspell the name of the brand. Of course, you cannot expect a mistake like this from the real company. Also check the logo of the perfume, which will usually look funny with some noticeable differences from the original.

2. Avoid bargains.Fakes are less expensive than the real ones. If someone is offering you a bottle of perfume that is half of the price of the original, you can bet it is not authentic. Just remember that if the deal is too good to be true, then it most probably is – especially with brand-name fragrances.

3. Check the packaging.The plastic wrapping of the box should be sealed elegantly. If it is unattractive with uneven seams or with excess glue, you can already tell it is a cheap imitation.

4. Look at the color.Famous brands usually don’t use a lot of dye in their perfumes, which is why they look a little pale. If the color is striking, it may be a sign of a counterfeit.

To ensure that the perfume you buy is authentic, always go to an online store you can trust. Only purchase from a reputable company, so you save money but still get the real product.

6 Tips for Choosing a New Fragrance without Smelling It First

Men and women from all over the world have known the benefits of online shopping. It is convenient since we do not need to go to stores. We can avoid crowds, and we have unlimited time to browse through the various products offered. The only downside is that there is a chance we will receive a product that does not meet our expectations.

You face this situation when buying fragrances. It is indeed difficult to choose the best scent for you because there is no way for you to smell it from your monitor or your phone screen. It is frustrating but here is the good news: it is possible for you to buy a bottle of perfume online and be happy with your purchase after. Here are six tips to let you achieve your goal of landing the right fragrance for you:

1. Research is the key

News outlets, bloggers, and the like usually cover and review fragrances. You can also read the comments of the other customers, which would tell you whether or not they liked the perfume. If more people are unhappy about their purchase, you will probably not be satisfied with it either. The experiences of other people can help you make an informed decision.

2. Complete the perfume quiz.

Quizzes concerning the right scent for you can be quite useful. You can try the sites that offer quizzes that will lead you to find the perfect scent that will correspond to your personality. At the same time, they also typically consider the lifestyle you lead. These two factors are quite essential in determining the type of fragrance that is right for you.

3. Read the product description

Usually, perfumes have names. They can be “alluring,” “innocent,” “dark,” and many others. Other scents have a name that concerns emotions. Most of the time, they describe a personality, and you can use those descriptions to complement your character. For instance, if you believe that your disposition is cheerful and bright, it is not a good idea to go for a scent that is overpowering and heavy. The best way to buy the best fragrance is to read the description and choose the one that truly appeals to you because it describes you.

4. Know the theme you want

Perfumes have themes, which are also known as families. The most common are floral, woodsy, oriental, and fresh. It will be easier to pick if you understand which theme best suits you. Floral is for those who love the smell of flowers from roses to jasmine to lilies, which is especially true for ultra-feminine girls. Some fragrances mix florals with fruits or even oriental, giving you plenty of options if you are going the floral route.

As for woodsy perfumes, they are perfect for those who love the outdoors. Men typically love this scent, but women also adore it because it can signify sophistication. Some of the notable scents are sandalwood, cedar, and birchwood. Oriental, on the other hand, is for those who love the big and bold smells. Perfumes that use this theme are designed for sensual people who are not afraid to try something new and daring. Examples of oriental scents are vanilla, nutmeg, musk, and coriander.

Finally, fresh scents can mean anything from green to organic to citrus. They can have that fresh air smell, which makes them suitable for fun and youthful people.

5. Choose the concentration.

Fragrances have concentration levels. The higher it gets, the more expensive the item becomes but it does last longer and has a more powerful scent than the others. If you want a product with the highest concentration and can last 24 hours with just one application to your pulse points or wrists, it is typically labeled perfume (or sometimes parfum).

Next level is called eau de parfum, which should last you six hours after you have applied the fragrance. The third level is eau de toilette, which is often affordable and you can find such products in several stores, including online. You will need several applications though to make it last throughout the day. Finally, eau de cologne is the fragrance with the lowest concentration and should last about two hours.

Trust your instincts.

Since you cannot spritz the scent to your wrist to test it, you may want to depend on your instincts on whether you will like it or not. Chances are you will find the fragrance in wax form. For example, if you have an oriental vanilla scented candle and you love it, you will also adore fragrances with a similar smell.

With these tips, buying fragrances online does not have to lead to a bad experience. Take your time to decide, so you find the scent that correctly matches your personality.

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The Top 5 Types of Scents and How to Know Which is Right for You

During the old times, ancient people believed that women had a natural scent that drew men toward them. These days, however, most women and even men like to buy and use fragrances. Often, their choice is based on their moods. Several buyers prefer to purchase perfumes online, especially with the popularity of online shopping today.

Perfumes are merely a blend of different compounds, including fixatives, aroma mixtures, and combinations of fragrant oils. Together, all these ingredients produce a soothing and pleasant scent that humans love. However, we all have varying taste. What is fragrant for us may not be as satisfying to other people. It is why it helps to know the top types of scents so we can choose the best for us, particularly if you plan to buy online.

There are a few types of perfume that you can purchase today and here are the top choices, along with their descriptions so you can pick the best one that suits you:

Floral Scent

This type of scent is probably the most popular, mainly because it covers a vast category. As the name suggests, the perfumes with floral scent draw inspiration from sweet-smelling flowers. Among the most common flowery aromas used include gardenias, jasmine, roses, and orange blossoms.

Floral fragrances are known to be romantic with a feminine touch. It is why these scents target female consumers. They come with a single note, but there are also others with different notes featuring various flowers.

Citrus Scent

Another favorite scent is citrus, which gives off a tangy aroma. These fragrances use lemon, lime, and tangerine among other citrus fruits. Many citrus-based perfumes can feature genuinely sharp tangy notes. They are said to be perfect for people who are lively or with a bubbly nature.

A citrusy perfume is excellent for use during the day because it tends to give a refreshing feeling after you spritz it on your clothes and body. Although you can smell the citrus fruits in the perfume, many women prefer this scent because it is quite fragrant and gives off a fresh smell. You can also find citrus-based fragrances for men.

Woody

The central theme of this type of scent is wood and moss. The combination can be balanced in some perfumes, but you can also find others that tend to have a more woodsy smell. In others, moss is the more dominant aroma.

As you browse through a number of selections for perfumes, you will discover woody fragrances that use patchouli, oakmoss, sandalwood, musk, and amber notes. Frequently, they are mixed perfectly to create a blend of lightness and sophistication.

The earthy aromas can be soothing and are typically made for both males and females. The perfumes have a classical appeal and are fitting for those looking for a strong type of scent. You will mostly smell woody and earthy fragrances among corporate workers.

Spicy or Oriental Perfume

Some may put oriental and spicy in two distinct categories, but they are similar in many ways, so it is better to put them together. Spicy or oriental perfumes have a unique smell that represents boldness and fierceness. The scent is bold and powerful with a hint of bitter-sweetness that grabs the attention, not only of the wearer but other people around as well.

A spicy note of perfume will take you back to the spice isles of the stores you go to or even your mother’s kitchen. Typically, the bottles of these perfumes have sharp and vivid colors that will truly attract your attention.

Oriental perfumes can also have that musky and earthy scent. Ingredients often include ambergris, musk, and other base scents combined with cinnamon, clove, or vanilla. An oriental or spicy perfume is great for those who want to attract or seduce someone, which is why it is often worn during a date or a romantic night out.

Aquatic or Oceanic Perfume

Aquatic or oceanic has that ethereal and light scent. It is crispy fresh that resembles the ocean breeze. Sometimes, you will find some perfumes that bring out the mountain dew smell, especially during the morning as it veils the forest.

Wearing this type of scent will remind you of air-dried linens, especially with how fresh the perfume smells. Others have that upcoming snow or perhaps the aroma of ozone from the summer storm. It, of course, has that hint of sea scent with a pleasant smell, making it a perfect choice for office settings, including job interviews and professional events.

When buying online, you cannot sniff the perfume to determine if it suits your taste. Knowing the type of scent that you like will help you choose even without smelling the product.

How to Get your Perfumes or Cologne for Less

Considering the fact that most people wear perfume or cologne daily, it’s important to find your favorite brands at the right price. While some bottles can last a while when judiciously applied, we know how important it is to find great perfumes and colognes that work for your budget. With Awesome Perfumes, you don’t have to settle for imitations. You can browse our selection of scents and find your favorite brand while enjoying a big discount off the original price.

Don’t Settle for Imitations
There are many ways to save on perfumes and colognes. You can find cheap knockoff versions almost everywhere, but you don’t have to buy imitations to get your favorite scents for a reasonable price. We consider it our job to source reputable brand name perfumes at Awesome Perfumes at the lowest possible prices. Our selection doesn’t include imitations or knockoffs, because you deserve the best of the best.
Imitations may smell and act similar to the brand name perfume, but they aren’t as good as the real thing. If you’ve always used a certain type of perfume, you will know the difference between the authentic brand and a cheaper version of it. When you order your favorite brands from our website, you’re always getting the original perfume or cologne.

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If you haven’t joined our mailing list, it’s time to do so now. When you visit our website, you can enter your email address to receive an instant coupon for 10% off the merchandise on our site. With already low prices, you have nothing to lose. We’ll keep you up-to-date with new selections and offers that come our way to make sure you’re not missing out on any special offers or sales.

Browse Our Selection

We have a large selection of name-brand perfumes and colognes. Chances are your favorite brand is already part of our collection. You’ll find that we offer this brand at a significantly reduced price even though you’re getting the same great product. It’s our greatest pleasure to source a variety of high quality perfumes while keeping the prices low for our customers.

Our large selection includes perfumes and colognes at various price ranges. You may want to find something lower priced to give to a friend, or you may be looking for something exotic to give to a loved one. Our selection includes perfumes of all shapes, sizes, and prices to ensure that you find the one you’re looking for. What differentiates our selection from others is the fact that every brand you find on our site costs less than the recommended selling price the manufacturer sets for it.

Try Something New
If your favorite perfume costs more money than you’d like to spend this month, it may be time to try something new. We introduce many different scents on our blog to help you decide which perfume is right for you. You can also browse our top selling items for ideas on what to try next. Finally, we have testers available to help you try new perfumes at even lower prices. Additionally, we sell gift sets specifically put together to surprise the people who mean the most to you.

Ask for Your Favorite Brand
Maybe we don’t currently carry your favorite perfume and cologne. That doesn’t mean we won’t. Give us a call or send us a message and tell us what perfume you’d like to see in our store. We’re always sourcing new scents and love nothing better than to offer you a great deal on your favorite brands. While we can’t always accommodate special requests, it never hurts to ask.

If we don’t carry the brand you like, we may be able to suggest another perfume or cologne that’s similar. All perfumes include signature scents, and it’s possible that you’re attracted to a specific aroma. When you understand which notes you like in your top brands, it’s easier for you to find another brand you can try.

Order Your Favorite Scent Today

We make it easy to order your favorite perfumes and colognes from our site. You can conveniently browse our selection online and try quality scents from recognized brands at great prices. Many perfumes come in different sized bottles, and you can always order a smaller version of the product to make sure you like it first. And if you have any questions about the brands or need help with ordering from us, don’t hesitate to get in touch.

 

4 Perfumes That Are Perfect for the Beach

In the summer, the rules for wearing perfume are a little different. For example, you may want to stick to lighter scents and reapply occasionally to keep the scent during the hottest part of the day. Not all fragrances are suited to spending a day at the beach, which is why we have compiled a list of 4 of our top favorites here. At Awesome Perfumes, we also have a variety of other name brand perfumes you can use all summer long.

Stick to Lighter Scents

Scent can be intensified by heat, which is why it’s a good idea to stick to citrus, floral, or fruity notes with your summer perfume. Some heavy floral blends that include patchouli, vanilla, or other sweet aromas can be very intense for a hot summer day and may not be the best choice. Generally, you should be able to use any perfume that reminds you of summer, whether that’s berries, flowers, or green grass.

How to Apply at the Beach
When it’s hot outside, the fragrance of your favorite perfume can quickly evaporate. Therefore, it may be necessary to reapply the scent throughout the day. A water-based formula may last longer than an alcohol-based perfume, but neither can last through endless hours of sunbathing. We recommend taking your favorite fragrance with you and reapply as needed.

4 Perfumes to Take to the Beach


Coach By Coach for Women

This perfume is predominantly sweet and fruity with a musky undertone. The fragrance was re-released in September 2017. The scent complements a free-spirited attitude and is perfect for the modern woman. At Awesome Perfumes, this scent is available in a 3-ounce bottle, which includes the signature design of a horse-drawn carriage.

The most notable scents in this perfume are raspberry leaf, Turkish rose, and pear. This fruity, floral scent is light enough to be worn anywhere you go. The sandalwood that made this fragrance popular is included in the base notes. Coach by Coach for Women was created by Juliette Karagueuzoglou and Anne Flipo.


Yardley English Dahlia By Yardley for Women

With this scent, you only have to look at the packaging to see that it’s perfect for summer. When the flowers are blooming and the sun is shining, Yardley English Dahlia adds the fresh notes that stay with you for a warm summer day without being too intrusive. The fragrance includes a patchouli and musk base, but the green, citrusy, and apple top notes stand out much more.

Along with green top notes, you’ll notice citrus and apple first, followed by peony, rose, and dahlia. This scent can be reapplied throughout the day without seeming obtrusive. This Eau de Toilette is available in a 4.2 ounce bottle for a significant discount at Awesome Perfumes.

Curve by Curve for Women
This mostly floral and citrusy scent is perfect for summertime. In 1996, it was launched for the first time under the Liz Claiborne brand. The fragrance is versatile and can be worn at the office and accompany to a stylish date at night.

Top notes include orange, citrus, blackberry, peach, apricot, and grapefruit. The middle notes are purely floral scents including pink peony, yellow freesia, and magnolia. The base notes also include a few floral scents, such as iris and violet. Curve by Curve for Woman could be described as “summer in a bottle”, although this scent can be enjoyed in the colder seasons as well. You can definitely count on it to sweeten your day.

Anais Anais By Cacharel for Women

If you’re looking for a floral fragrance that has fewer fruity notes, Anais Anais By Cacharel for Women could be the right one for you. This perfume is made with lily, jasmine, rose, and lily of the valley. The notes also include honeysuckle and hyacinth using a base of amber and moss. The fragrance was original launched in 1978 but revised in 2014 with a new edition. It’s no wonder that its fresh and pure scent remains popular. When you go to the beach, you can take a bottle of this Eau de Toilette with you and apply it as needed. The scent is fresh yet unobtrusive and not too sweet.

At Awesome Perfumes, you can find the right fragrance for your summer adventures without paying full price for name brand perfumes and colognes. We carry a variety of fragrances, which you can order conveniently online. Take some time and browse our extensive inventory of discount perfumes and pick your favorites for the summer.