tester perfumes vs regular
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Tester Perfumes Vs Regular Bottles

A question that I’ve been asked a lot is whether a tester perfume is the same as the retail bottle. Here’s all you need to know about tester perfumes vs regular perfumes. In Many cases, the testers come with no cap or fancy boxes. If that does not matter to you I would highly recommend buying […]

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How to Layer Perfumes?

Why would you want to layer your perfume? If you ever wanted to have a unique scent you can make your own without knowing any perfumery. I’m going to make it simple and easy and allow for creativity.   Start Heavy Start with the heavier scents so what you put on top won’t disappear.   […]

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Best Creed Fragrances

If you always wanted to try a niche fragrance brand you’d know Creed. To help you in choosing one to try I am listing the best Creed colognes.  And of course, you can get all of them in Pocket Perfumesize before committing to a full bottle.   Men Aventus Top note: Bergamot, blackcurrant leaves, apple, pineapple Middle note: Pink […]

Do Perfumes Expire
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Do Perfumes Expire?

Do Perfumes Expire? Perfumes don’t expire in the same way that your food expire.  Meaning there is no exact day that you need to stop using the fragrance. Most perfumes have an average life of 3 to 5 years after they’ve been opened. This highly depends on how you store your fragrance. What will happen […]

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Empties Perfume101

May Empties

It is the last Thursday of May which means we are back again with another Empties. 1. Creed Love in White This harmonious and feminine scent is a blend of South Spain Orange Juices, Italian Jasmine, French Riviera Narcissus, Tonkin Rice, Egyptian Iris, and Guatemala Mountain Magnolia. Full Bottle: $142.5 Pocket Perfume: $9.75 2. Lancome […]

Difference Between EDP, EDT
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Difference Between EDP, EDT and others

Let’s talk about the Difference Between EDP, EDT, Extrait, EDC and splash. PERFUME 101 – Concentration The concentration of a fragrance refers to the concentration of aromatic compounds (pure perfume oils) in the solvent; in fine fragrances this it is typically ethanol or a mix of water and ethanol, as denoted on the list of […]

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March Empties

I’ve been asked to make “empties” a regular event. So the last post of each month would be an Empties of the month. The first one was in February and this is the link if you want to check it out. 1. Amouage Honour for Men Fragrance notes are fresh spicy, balsamic, aromatic, woody, warm spicy. Full Bottle: […]

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5 Interesting Facts about Perfumes

1 – The name Perfume comes from the Latin word “per fume” which means “through smoke”- this makes sense as the earliest perfumes were incense based, and were made from spices and herbs such as coriander and frankincense to name a couple. 2 – The earliest modern style of perfume (made by blending essential oils […]