Q:How do I make perfume last longer on my skin?
A:All perfumes evaporate in time. If the perfume never evaporated, we'd never smell it! Try applying the perfume to the oiliest parts of your body. Since everyone is different, you will have to experiment and see what works best for you. Layering perfume with different products in the same fragrance helps to seal in the scent. Starting with a body wash and lotion underneath your perfume may control and slow down the release of the fragrance. Carrying a travel size spray in your purse or roll-on oil to refresh the scent after a few hours will be a good idea as well.
Q:How do I care for my perfume or fragrance and what is the best way to preserve them?
A:Perfumes should be properly stored, or else they lose their "spirit". The ideal storage condition is room temperature out of direct sunlight where it is cool and dark. Exposing your perfume / fragrance to direct sunlight, to prolonged heat and steam can affect the scent of your fragrance causing a fragrance to oxidize, change its scent or color.
Q:Does perfume / fragrance have an expiration date?
A:Perfume does not have a defined expiration date, but there are certain fragrances that will age more pleasantly than others. As long as perfume is stored properly, it has no definite expiration date. Perfumes can last years if properly cared for.
Q:What is the difference between Perfume, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette, and Eau de Cologne?
A:The differences among these are the percentage of the essential oils in the fragrance. The most potent type of fragrance that you can buy is the straight perfume. Next would be Eau de Parfum, then Eau de Toilette, and finally Eau de Cologne. The higher the percentage of essential oils the longer your fragrance will last, and the less you need to apply.
Q:Why are some perfumes longer lasting on other people, but not on you?
A:People with oilier skin retain fragrance longer than people with dry skin. The oil binds the fragrance to the skin and results in a more controlled release of scent over time. On dry-skinned people, the fragrance tends to bounce right off.
Q:Have these products been used?
A:All products posted on our site are brand new and never used, including the "Testers".
Q:Are they sealed?
A:Most of the products sold in their original packaging are sealed; some are not. Tester bottles are not sealed and they do not come in their retail packaging.
Q:What is a Tester?
A:Testers are an excellent way to purchase a perfume or cologne at a discount rate, without compromising on the quality. Testers are made by the manufacturer to help promote their fragrances. They usually come in a plain box or no box and may have "Tester" written somewhere on the bottle. They are not used. Testers contain the original quantity mentioned on the bottle.
Q:Is there anything at all wrong with these products and if not how can you sell them at a big discount?
A:There is absolutely nothing wrong with any of the products we sell. Here is a short quote which explains how this works: "These name-brand personal care and beauty products that have been exported to overseas markets are re-imported and then sold below suggested retail prices within the US. The practice has been ruled legal by the Supreme Court."
Q:My perfume has little particles in it, is there anything wrong?
A: This is normal, particularly if your scent contains natural materials. It is caused by the continued settling over time. If you collect vintage perfume you will notice the resins that collect in the bottom of the bottle.
Wood oils, resins, balsams and even some synthetic materials can leave sediment in a blend. Perfumes are generally filtered after four to six weeks of aging, yet continue to age for years. The perfume should be fine, as long as it still smells good.
Q:Is it possible that my perfume has bacteria in it?
A: Perfumes have alcohol in them and it is unlikely for bacteria to grow in the alcohol, as alcohol tends to kill not promote the growth of bacteria. Same for oil perfumes. Bacteria will not grow in oil parfums, yet they will oxidize and may change its color over time.