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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Frequently Asked Questions about Fragrances

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1. What is the difference between splash and spray fragrances?

There is absolutely no difference in the fragrance itself. The difference is in the application type only. However, a spray bottle, being ostensibly sealed all the time, may actually have a longer shelf life. Making the decision between spray and splash is entirely a matter of personal preference. If you are accustom to use a splash bottle of perfume it's very probable that you would continue using it unless further on you change your mind and decide to start using a spray bottle.

2. Why do fragrances contain alcohol?

Alcohol makes the fragrance emanate from your skin. Without alcohol, you would be the only person who knew you were wearing any fragrance at all.

3. What do fragrance notes refer to?

Fragrances are comprised of many different scents, these scents are called "notes." Top notes are very light and last just a few minutes (5-10 minutes). Middle notes become apparent in about 15 minutes after application. These can last up to an hour or more. Bottom notes are the heavier ingredients. These last the longest, usually for several hours.

4. What is the difference between Perfume, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette, and Eau de Cologne?

The differences are simply a matter of the amount or concentration of oils in the fragrance; these oils are called "juice." The highest concentration of "juice" is in perfume or "Parfum", followed by Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette, and finally Eau de Cologne. Actually, Eau de Toilette and Eau de Cologne are generally interchangeable, particularly in Men's fragrances. After Shave has the least amount of oils. The higher the concentration of "juice" the longer your fragrance will last, and the less you need to apply.

5. What is the difference between after Shave Lotion, after shave gel and after shave balm?

After Shave Lotion will usually sting as well as help close the pores after shaving. After Shave Balm is actually soothing to the skin. After Shave Gel also soothes the skin, but cools the skin as well and relieves razor burn.

6. What is a shower gel?

Shower gel is soap in a different form. It is made for use by both men and women, foams up well and leaves your chosen fragrance on the skin. It then enhances your cologne or perfume and the fragrance will last much longer.

7. Why do some men wear cologne, and others prefer to wear after shave?

Cologne's fragrance will generally last much longer than After Shave. However, many men choose to wear both. The fragrance lasts longer, you can use less of each, and you get the facial benefit of an After Shave.

8. Why do some fragrances seem to last much longer than others?

People with dry skin usually find their fragrance holding time shorter than those with oily skin because oily skin has more natural moisture to hold in the fragrance. PH levels (amount of acidity in our skin) also varies slightly from person to person. Our individual levels of PH will determine how each ingredient in a fragrance will react.

9. How can I make my scent last longer?

Fragrance lasts longer on some people than on others because of differences in our skin (oily or dry) and in our PH levels. To achieve a longer effect, try layering your fragrance. Using the fragrance bath gel, (if the company offers one), then the moisturizer or powder, and then the Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum or Eau de Cologne, will usually have a longer lasting effect. Also, apply your fragrance low on the body, as well as behind your ears and on your neck, so that the scent rises and you won't lose it as quickly. A light spray on the hair can last all day.

10. How can I keep my fragrances from going bad?

Keep all your fragrances in a cool, dry area, and away from windows as sunlight can unbalance the various ingredients. An opened bottle should be kept in its box to insure a longer shelf life.

Narciso Rodriguez for women by Narciso Rodriguez

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 Narciso Rodriguez by Narciso Rodriguez

The first time I was introduced to this mesmerizing scent I totally felt in love with it. My sister gave it to me on my birthday and when I smelled it I knew my husband would be teased. HOW COULD HE NOT? This is an unusual subtle & intense, but not overpowering fragrance. This soft and alluring fragrance is made for a sexy and feminine woman. The fragrance lingers on your skin for hours...I'm so happy my sister gave me this perfume.
I recommended to every woman who love oriental fragrances to try it; You will adore this scent!
GENDER: Women
DESIGN HOUSE : Narciso Rodriguez
YEAR INTRODUCED - 2003
FRAGRANCE NOTES - This is actually one of the sexiest fragrances I have smelled in my life. This fragrance comes in a very delicate pink box, very feminine indeed. The good part is the inside, what a surprise to find a coal black painted glass! UHMM! Very seductive for me! It's a hidden gem for any women... Narciso Rodriguez created a a fragrance that contains pure SEXINESS; the base note (the core) is Musk, mixed with amberlyn, vanilla, orange blossoms, osmanthus, vetiver, woods, and a touch of amber. It looks like Narciso really wanted to create "the sexual scent" ... Hey, Girl! Yes, you! if you really want to have them falling at your feet, this is the PERFECT SCENT!
RECOMMENDED USE - Casual, Romantic, sexy fragrance. What else can I say!