1. Where should fragrance be stored?
The scent of a fragrance eventually changes and diminishes over time, but good care can extend their shelf life. Store fragrances in a cool and dry location away from sunlight and do not expose to extreme temperatures. Make sure opened fragrances are upright and tightly capped. Try to keep them in their boxes.
2. Where should fragrance be applied?
Fragrance is usually applied to the wrist. Some people also like to dab fragrance on the neck and behind the ears, but these areas dry out quickly. Avoid applying fragrance onto jewelry and clothing as it may result in discoloration.
3. What are the differences among Parfum, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette, and Eau de Cologne?
These names refer to the concentration of fragrant oils in the perfume i.e., how strong and long lasting the scent is. Parfum contains the highest percentage of oils and lasts the longest (around 5-7 hours). Accordingly, it is also the most expensive. Eau de Parfum (EDP) is a bit weaker and lasts up to around 5 hours. Eau de Toilette (EDT) contains a significantly smaller percentage of fragrant oils and has a light scent that lasts around 3 hours. Eau de Cologne (EDC) has the lowest concentration of oils and lasts around 1-2 hours.
4. How can I make scents last longer?
For longer lasting scent, layer the fragrance by additionally using lotion, shower gel, powder, or other perfumes of the same scent.