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UNDERSTANDING FRAGRANCES

What type of fragrances do you like? How do you wear your fragrance? Finding the right scent starts with understanding fragrance. Fragrances are designed to have 3 sets of notes which unfold over time to create each fragrance's individual scent. Learn more about the types of fragrances and what kind suits you.

Scent Notes

Fragrances are designed to have 3 sets of notes which unfold over time to create each fragrance’s individual scent... There are three notes, normally depicted in the form of a fragrance Pyramid:

  • First, you smell the Top Notes which are key to informing your initial impression of the fragrance.
  • Heart Notes – these form the main body of the fragrance and come to life as the top notes dissipate.
  • Finally, Base Notes bring richness and depth to create the fragrances lasting impression.
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Fragrance Types

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Eau de Cologne

Starting with the freshest and lightest fragrance formula, an Eau de Cologne typically contains around a 3% concentration of the aromatic compounds and will gently scent the skin for a couple of hours – perfect for a very natural and slight finish.

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Eau de Toilette

The Eau de Toilette formula typically contains around 10% concentration of the aromatic compounds leading to a fresh, delicate and gentle finish with a 4-6 hour wear time.

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Eau de Parfum

Compare this with an Eau de Parfum which is the stronger of our two fragrance formulas, with around a 15% concentration of the aromatic compound and the result will be a bolder, more intense finish to really make an impact, plus a longer wear time of 8-12 hours.

How To Apply Your Fragrance

Spray On The Pulse Points

Avoid rubbing your wrists together, as it can dull the top notes of the scent, causing your top notes to evaporate more quickly. Simply spritz, then allow the fragrance to settle for the true complexity of the scent to meld together.

Applying your fragrance on your pulse points (the areas of the body where veins flow closer to the skin therefore emit more heat) allows the fragrance to sing and develop faster. Your wrists, neck, inside of the elbows, behind the top of the ear, and even behind your knees.

Extra Tip: Keep your skin moisturised. Moisturised skin actually hangs onto fragrance better, as fragrances evaporate quicker on drier skin. Fragrance is also best applied when the skin is slightly damp after showering.

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