Perfect Guide to Fragrances.

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75% of perfume buyers will not know what they are buying untill they receive it. So here is a short guide for all to use before buying that perfect fragrance.

There are many different types of perfume that you can buy: 

  • PARFUM - this contains the highest concentration of fragrance oils (20 to 40 per cent) so the fragrance will last longer than the usual EDP. This also the most expensive type of perfume you can buy.
  • EDP - eau de parfum contains around 10 to 15 per cent of fragrance oils and will last upto 8 hours. It is the most popular type of fragrance for buyers.
  • EDT - eau de toilette is the most common type of fragrance you can buy. With a concentration of 1 to 5 per cent of fragrance oils it is a lighter fragrance and ideal for every day use without breaking the bank. It will typically last for 3 hours.
  • EDC - eau de cologne is normally worn as an invigorating spray, with a minimal amout of fragrance oils, it will last for a maximum of 2 hours.
  • AFTERSHAVE - the weakest type of fragance for men which is applied to the skin after shaving to sooth and smooth. Available as a gel, lotion or balm.
  • SUMMER FRAGRANCE - usually comes in the form of an EDT and is released by brands as a new edition during summer months.
  • TESTER - a tester perfume is basically the original perfume in its bottle with no lid. It may come in a plain box with tester usually written on the box and bottle. These are commonly used in stores by customers to test the scent of fragrances

Some perfumes sizes may be shown as fluid ounces (fl.oz) instead of millilitres (ML) here is an approximate conversion chart.

  • 4.5ml           -        0.15 fl.oz
  • 5ml              -        0.17 fl.oz
  • 20ml            -        0.67 fl.oz
  • 25ml            -        0.8 fl.oz
  • 30ml            -        1 fl.oz
  • 40ml            -        1.4 fl.oz
  • 50ml            -        1.7 fl.oz
  • 75ml            -        2.5 fl.oz
  • 90ml            -        3.0 fl.oz
  • 100ml          -        3.4 fl.oz
  • 120ml          -        4 fl.oz
  • 125ml          -        4.2 fl.oz
  • 150ml          -        5 fl.oz
  • 200ml          -        6.7 fl.oz

(Please note that the most common sizes are 30, 50, 75, 90 & 100ml)

RRP's given buy sellers is the price the item is recommended to be sold at, so if you see an item that is selling for over 50% under the RRP chances are its more likely to be a bargain. (However it is insisted that you do your research for cheaper items or compare prices with other leading stores before buying.)

As a retailer in fragrance there are many different perfumes we have come across. Here are just a few fragrances that we recommend.

Scents For Men

  1. Carolina Herrera 212
  2. Davidoff Cool Water
  3. Issey Miyake L'eau D'Issey
  4. Paul Smith
  5. Jean Paul Gaultier Le Male

Scents For Women

  1. Hugo Boss Femme
  2. Kenzo Flower
  3. Armani Mania
  4. Givenchy Very Irresistable
  5. Issey Miyake L'eau D'Issey

Thank you for viewing our guide, we hope you find the information above useful. SCENTFUL

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