Perfumes are so personal and so intimate. So is the purchasing of fragrances is not that easy especially online. Unfortunately, the olfactory senses are not testable online. You might get a glowing tribute to the particular products from friends, users, and well-wishers but when it touches your skin, all hells break. The fragrance may be far from what you expected and there may be allergy on skin and breathing. Testing beforehand is not that accessible in remote places especially. On the internet, you will find a plethora of perfumes alive and dead. Some do offer incredibly low prices. Here is your sixth sense comes to play to choose the right one from the lot. You know that you are likely to fall into traps as cheats are prowling on the internet. Fortunately, there is few internet site that gives adequate information about the fragrances worldwide, the detailed descriptions given by them are quite handy. There is no universal fragrance available; fragrance can have the different sensation of different persons. This is due to the body chemistry that different perfumes act differently on individuals. The chemistry will vary with medications, hormones, diet, stress, activity level, etc.
Typically a scent usually has 15-25 percent perfume oil blended in alcohol. The eau in a perfume denotes water content. Perfume oil consists of 15-30 percent perfume oil, not in alcohol but oil base. Hence, this is the richest variety of fragrance. Perfume comprises 15-25 percent perfume oil in an alcohol base which is known as an extract. Eau de Cologne comprises 02-05 percent perfume oil in an alcohol base. Some perfumes just vaporize within minutes of applying whereas some last for hours together. On dry skin, the evaporation is faster so having oil base like petroleum jelly first is better. The middle notes are also known as “heart notes” and comprise the body of the scent. They take about 10-30 minutes to develop on the skin. Base notes are those that have heavy molecular weight and takes time to evaporate and hence last longer. Some examples would be vanilla, musks, woods, oak moss, etc. The fragrance or aroma family consists of Aldehydes, Greens, Tobacco, Oriental, Chypre, and Florals. Preservation of perfumes from an extreme temperature, light, and moisture is recommended, you should also understand the volume used. 5 ml is one-sixth of an ounce. And don’t be carried away with the container.