Do Perfumes Expire?

Perfumes don’t expire in the same way that your food expires.  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 if you use an expired perfume?

Usually, the only difference would be the change in the smell of the fragrance. However, in some cases, there might be some skin rashes where you apply your perfume or in extreme cases, you might get an allergic reaction.

 What you need to know:

  1. Fragrances with heavier base notes will have a longer lifetime.
  2. You can higher the lifetime of your perfume by storing it in a cool and dry place away from direct sunlight.
  3. Eau de Parfums have longer lives than Eau de Toilettes.
  4. Do not change the bottle of fragrance to your favorite decorative bottle such as this one. Even though these bottles are beautiful, the process exposes the juice to air which breaks down the perfume more easily.
  5. The optimum life of a fragrance might vary depending on your taste. Some might like the smell of specific notes as the fragrance gets older. However, be mindful that this only relates to the unopened fragrances. As soon as you open your bottle try to use it before the expiration time comes.
  6. Try not to lose your cap as it helps lengthen the life of your fragrance by not letting any interaction with air.

Check here to see what to do after your perfume is finished.


BDK Gris Charnel Review

BDK Pаrfumѕ is a French indереndеnt реrfumе сrеаtiоn house (niсhе perfumery) created by Dаvid Benedek in 2016 аnd bаѕеd in the Pаlаiѕ Royal diѕtriсt in Paris.  

Onе of thе mоѕt tаlkеd аbоut аnd highlу rесоmmеndеd реrfumеѕ on thе market tоdау iѕ the Griѕ Charnel Pеrfumе. It iѕ, in mу opinion, оnе of BDK’s bеѕt smelling реrfumе. 

It offers unique and exceptional juiсеѕ dеѕignеd with thе heart, inѕрirеd by сhаrасtеrѕ, movements, расеѕ аnd mоmеntѕ. 

Whеn they ѕеt оut to сrеаtе this frаgrаnсе thеу hаd a viѕiоn. Thеу wаntеd еvеrу wоmаn whо wore this scent to fееl аѕ if she wаѕ thе lоvеliеѕt wоmаn in the rооm. I for оnе саn ѕау that thеу accomplished thiѕ viѕiоn. No оnе саn wеаr thiѕ реrfumе fоr lоng withоut gеtting a ton of соmрlimеntѕ. It hаѕ such a grеаt арреаl thаt people juѕt саn’t hеlр but ask whаt thе nаmе of thе scent iѕ. 

Gris Chаrnеl is intended tо bе a реrfumе fоr thе ѕkin, dеѕignеd with аn idea оf ѕеnѕuаlitу аnd intimacy. Likе thоѕе grау Pаriѕiаn mornings, whеrе wе wake up with a dеѕirе fоr сосооning, ѕtill lullеd bу thе wаrmth оf thе other. 

A Wоrd frоm the Perfumer… 

Quai Sаint-Bеrnаrd, near thе Jаrdin des Plаntеѕ, thе firѕt couples аrrivе аt thе Tinо-Rоѕѕi gаrdеn. Aѕ thе night fаllѕ, thе number оf dancers inсrеаѕеѕ аnd thе blеасhеrѕ fill uр. Under thе silver mооn аnd thе lights оf thе tоuriѕt barges thаt criss-cross thе ԛuау a fеw mеtrеѕ аwау, thе bodies mingle tо thе rhуthm оf the music. It iѕ thеn that two glаnсеѕ cross раthѕ. A diѕсrееt invitаtiоn brings them to thе сеntrе of thе track. As if they wеrе carried аwау, they dаnсе in thе hеаt of the night. Frоm thiѕ hаnd-tо-hаnd seduction рunсtuаtеd by knоwing ѕmilеѕ, they еnd uр ѕliррing аwау tо givе frее flow to mоrе саrnаl dеѕirеѕ. In thе еаrlу mоrning, thе sheets givе оff a ѕсеnt of ѕlеерlеѕѕ nightѕ, miѕсhiеvоuѕ аnd lascivious еmbrасеѕ.

With a mix of fruitу аnd flоrаl ingredients аnd a dаѕh оf more lоwеr tоnеѕ such аѕ thе sandalwood this iѕ an interesting соmbinаtiоn. Sо juѕt whаt dоеѕ it smell likе? 

Thе smell оf thiѕ perfume iѕ асtuаllу ԛuitе fresh аnd аѕ еxресtеd has a dеfinitе ѕwееt ѕmеll from thе fruits аnd flоwеrѕ and thеrе are subtleties within it аѕ wеll ѕо thiѕ is nоt juѕt аnу old bottle оf оvеrlу sweet girly реrfumе. 

Thiѕ iѕ оnе of those реrfumеѕ thаt mаkе еvеrуоnе turn heads, in a gооd way. It hаѕ a nice flоwеr ѕсеnt whiсh iѕ duе tо all thе diffеrеnt flowers thаt were put in. Thiѕ iѕ a уоung fееling perfume but not too уоung with its enticing ѕwееtnеѕѕ and аlluring subtle tоnеѕ. This tо me is a fun реrfumе аnd not a ѕорhiѕtiсаtеd оnе whiсh is whаt thеу are aiming fоr ѕо succeeds in mу opinion. 

I likеd thе fасt thаt thiѕ fresh perfume wаѕ not tоо сlоуing dеѕрitе itѕ sweetness whiсh mаnу other реrfumеѕ gеt wrоng аnd mаkеѕ thiѕ ѕtаnd оut frоm the pack. 

Tо ѕum up, this реrfumе iѕ a wеlсоmе аdditiоn to BDK ѕсеnt market аnd уоur реrfumе mаntlерiесе and iѕ certainly head and shoulders above mоѕt of which iѕ оut there. Itѕ ѕhоrt ѕtауing роwеr dо nоt hеlр it, hоwеvеr the dеѕign оf the bоttlе is сriѕр and stylish with thе ѕmеll itѕеlf nоt bеing offensive аnd indeed bеing аlmоѕt alluring.


Black Owned Perfume Brands and Creators to Support.

In honor of Juneteenth we created a list of Black Owned fragrance Brands and Black creators in the fragrance community.


1. Chris Collins

Super model Chris Collins launched his own fragrance line in 2017. Currently he has 7 fragrances, and is sold in 5 countries.



2. Savoire Faire

In November 2017 Chris Classic released his own fragrance, called Savoir Faire.  He calls his creations “fragrances for people of many layers.” They are all blended, bottled and boxed by him.



3. Ovation

The team at Ovation, Shawn Crenshaw, Fadelf Jackson, and Cecil Cross., decided to come up with fragrances specifically targeted towards men of color. With their catchy motto “every man deserves an ovation” we think you should definitely check them out.



4. Mair

Mair Emenogu is the owner and creator of Mair fragrances. The perfumer behind the fragrance is Frederic Cohen. ‘Remember When’ is available for purchase on their website.



Black Creators that you should check out and where to find them:

Big Beard Business, Fragrance Reviewer



Mr.Cologne, Fragrance Reviewer


Tiff Benson, Fragrance Reviewer and founder of The Fragrance Society



Gicquel Boris Aphanou, Photographer



There are many more amazing brand and creators, we invite you to share them in the comments of this blog.


7 Nostalgic Fragrances

You know how sometimes you smell something and it just takes you back? Yes, we are gonna talk about those nostalgic fragrances.

Ck Obsession

This oriental spicy perfume was one of the most popular ones in the 80s. We are talking about the original formulation of vanilla, musk, and sandalwood.

Victoria’s Secret Bombshell

one of the newest ones on this list. Bombshell came out in 2010 but, every time we smell this fruity scent, it takes us back to when we used to sing along with Katy Perry’s teenage dream.


Stetson came out in 1981 and was one of the most known chypre fragrances. It became a first barbershop fragrance for many fragrance lovers.

Gucci Rush

One of the most recognizable scents came out in 1999. To this day it is a very attractive and bold scent. You smell it and you can just imagine going to parties and dancing the night away.

Christian Dior Fahrenheit

Yes, we are talking about the famous fragrance with a gasoline accord. some were able to smell it some were not. but no matter which side you belong on you can’t deny that this was a unique fragrance that launched in 1988.

Chanel No 5

This Chanel Eau de Parfum came out in 1986 and was the new version of the vintage No 5. Who doesn’t have an aunt or grandmother who used to wear chanel No 5? How could we not include it on the list of nostalgic fragrances?


Whether you bought it for the fruity scent or the iconic packaging, smelling this fragrance will take you to your teenage years when you just wanted to become a grownup.

Which of these fragrances did you own?


Best Fall Fragrances for Women

The pumpkins are here. It’s time to switch your fresh airy fragrance for a sweeter and darker perfume. Here are some of our top picks.

This classic perfume has been a favorite for years. The honey, rum and vanilla notes make it perfect for colder weather.

Even though the original is a good choice too, but we are putting this flanker on the list. With notes of Freesia and Jasmin, it is a staple for fall.

It’s Young and sweet. Rose, vanilla, and almond make this a good choice for colder seasons.

This one is a unisex fragrance, and everyone loves it. It’s woody and aromatic. The lavender adds a coziness to the scent that reminds you of fall cuddles.

Let us know your picks for fall and peel your eyes for men’s edition.


5 key Perfumes trends all men must know

They probably won’t be as clear as runway trends, yet there are subtle moves in what’s hot in perfumery happening constantly. What’s more, in case you’re the sort of fellow who likes to stay up with the latest, is there any good reason why you wouldn’t spruce up your fragrance line-up as well?

Perfumes trends have a tendency to be less recognizable contrasted with trends in garments, absolutely on the grounds that garments are more discernible than perfume – however there are perfumes trends. Not exclusively does the fragrance world seeks the catwalk for motivation, perfumes for him creators are continually endeavoring to discover new olfactory domains to investigate.

So what perfumes trends are worth focusing on at the present moment? Here are five perfumes trends that all men must know.

Spice Bombs

From the cool cardamom and the zingy ginger to interesting dark pepper and intensely hot bean stew, spices are all over this season, testing the sweet epicure as well as oud trends of the most recent couple of years for strength in perfumes for him.

Fiery scents are to your fragrance closet what jumpers are to your attire one, warm and comforting, however sexier as well.


Similarly menswear homes in on a specific shading or cut each season, once in a while certain fragrance notes ascend to prominence in perfumery. Lately, everything from smoky odd to the interesting pink pepper has ended up kind of the month.

In any case, this pre-winter its saffron’s turn, regularly named the King of Spices because of its shortage and cost. Sweet, hearty and somewhat leathery, saffron mixes particularly well with woody notes giving them additional profundity, so pay special mind to it in the event that you like fragrance for him, warm, attractive and fiery.

Dark Knights

The perfumes for him industry is well known for utilizing shading as a signpost to a scent’s temperament or character. Red, for instance, says blazing and sweltering; yellow is citrusy and summery; and blue oceanic. So as you may expect, dark – this present season’s favored shading for fragrance bundling – signifies scents that are intense, dark, sensual and somewhat secretive.

Boutique Perfumeries

In case that you need verification that specialty or ’boutique’ fragrances are where it’s at the present moment, you just need to take a gander at the details.

Offers of boutique fragrances costing more than £200 a container have quadrupled over the most recent five years, and as per drift Analysis Company NPD Group there’s been a 36 for each penny increment in the quantity of specialty fragrance for him available since 2011. On account of men getting progressively perceiving in their fragrance purchasing habits, it’s this area of the market where development is going on.

Seventies Scents

There is unquestionably a pattern right now for woody, musky fougère perfumes for him with barbershop botanical notes of lavender and jasmine, which recommend tastefulness and certainty and behold back to a period of customary qualities and decorum, of valor and exquisite, refined manliness.

Ideal for adults, these perfumes trends are additionally awesome for more youthful folks needing to kick back against non-specific, mass-showcase fragrances bound with sweet, foodie notes or the bitter aquatic ones.


Niche Houses everyone needs to know.

This is a list of Niche fragrance houses that we believe need even more recognition. Houses that everyone need to know not just fragrance conseillers

Even though this brand was born in 1951, it is still not very well known in the United States. They have a very high-quality line. Their fragrances are mainly made in France. We could not write about Ajmal without mentioning our favorite quote from their founder. “A fragrance is all that it takes to travel through time, such is the bond between memory and smell”

This Swedish house has been recently bought by Manzanita Capital. Since then, they have a bigger reach than before. Their fragrances are known for having simple bottle design and note breakdowns.

This Brooklyn based brand started with a unique vision. They want customers to explore the fragrances and believe that the more you know about the stories behind a scent the more you will appreciate it.

This rather small UK based brand has been bought by Estee Lauder and now is available in more countries. What makes this brand apart is, how easy it makes layering fragrances for its consumers. It feels like you are making your own customized perfume.

This brand was initiated by Romano, the grandson of Nina Ricci. The brand was made for women however, right now there are some unisex fragrances made by Juliette has a Gun as well.

L’Artisan Parfumeur was the result of a challenge, a plaisanterie. Due to his training as a chemist, a friend asked Jean Laporte if he could create a banana scent to wear with a costume of the same fruit to a gala evening at the Folies Bergères. This was quickly followed by grapefruit and vanilla fragrances.

He experimented and created original scents with “natural essences”. With the success of his first line of fragrances, Jean Laporte was named L’Artisan Parfumeur – the craftsman of fragrance – by perfume enthusiasts.

This brand was founded in France. All their collection consist of three perfumes. ” Always drawing its inspiration from universal cultural patrimony,LIQUIDES IMAGINAIRES sheds a contemporary light over ancestral symbols, characters or events still present in the collective subconscious. These perfumes are an eternal roundtrip to the founding myths of the humanity and of the self. “

Granted Penhaligon’s is a well respected brand. The reason they are on this list is that they deserve even more recognition in my opinion.
Penhaligon’s are the holders of two royal warrants.  They still are using their original bottle design and high quality ingredients.

The most important idea behind this brand is luxury and quality. This Italian brand just started distributing in the United State’s market.

The founder, Serge Lutens is someone who we are personally fascinated with here at MaxAroma. He is an artist that was successful in every form he showed his talent, including fragrances. ” Serge Lutens fragrances were made in collaboration with perfumers Christopher Sheldrake, Maurice Roucel, Serge Lutens and Gilles Romey. “

Comment with your favorite niche houses that you’d like others to try.


Perfumes: Are They Only Limited to One Gender?


Let’s admit, at least once in our lifetime, all of us have sniffed a perfume of the opposite gender and loved it so much that it made us wonder why perfumes aren’t unisex and why there are specific fragrances associated with a particular gender.

Frankly speaking, I love the collection of perfumes that my brother owns and I wish they’d produce more of that stuff for women. After all, perfumes should be a gender bender and you can’t just associate a specific gender with a specific perfume.

That being said, unisex fragrances do exist, and we absolutely adore them. Here are some of the top unisex fragrances that you can check out if you’re a gender bender who loves exploring perfumes:


  • CK One by Calvin Klein

This perfume has a basic note of citrus that will have you mesmerized and asking for more. It’s an incredibly refreshing perfume that will stimulate and satisfy all of your olfactory senses. After all, it’s a unisex perfume and it’s Calvin Klein!



  • Black Orchid by Tom Ford

An intoxicating blend of warm spicy, sweet and earthy notes, this perfume is the ideal unisex fragrance. You’ll get addicted to it in no time! Not only is the perfume very intoxicating but the bottle it comes in is also very classy! It would look great on your dressing table too!



  • Blue Mediterraneo Mirto di Panarea by Acqua di Parma

This unisex fragrance is stimulating and satisfying at the same time. It is a unique blend of fresh spicy, citrus, woody and herbal notes. It’s one of the best unisex fragrances out there!



So, what are you waiting for? Bring out your inner gender bender and explore the fragrances above and more so that you can find the best one for yourself.Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

The hottest fragrance trends to follow in 2018

In the recent years, the perfume industry has seen some major shifts. According to the booming niche marketing, the top perfume brands are working hard to introduce special fragrances. They are targeting special blends that will appeal to the consumers. In 2017 the worth of the global perfume market was US$ 37.4 Billion that will increase to US$ 64.6 billion by 2023. Here are some of the emerging trends that you need to consider in 2018.


Beauty companies are taking it to a whole new level by introduction of the personalized skin care products. How can the fragrance companies stay behind? The companies are incorporating personalized elements in the fragrance that will be unique for all customers. The popularity of personalized fragrance is rapidly increasing because there are many niche companies that are working on the products.

You will be surprised to know the plans of the future. The future has more tailor-made and artisanal fragrances for you that come with DNA testing. You will get the freedom to select your preference. It will have the smell related to your DNA that will include

  1. Type of scent
  2. Your personal style
  3. Time of day when you use fragrance
  4. Mood or activity
  5. Favorite Scents
  6. Ingredients you like

Vegan Perfumes

One of the biggest fragrance trends of 2018 is vegan perfumes. The popularity of veganism has a huge impact on the beauty industry. The vegan customers are looking for the products that are cruelty-free. There are several brands that are working in the industry to assure that they can produce the best quality vegan perfumes. In the recent survey, it has been found that 64% of customers prefer to buy vegan perfumes. Special vegetables and herbs are used for the production of fragrance.

Gender Neutral

Unisex and genderless perfumes are gaining more popularity because the consumers are more focused on buying the products that are not related to genders in any form. It allows them to display their individual personality. It helps them to get out of the gender norms. In the coming years, the unisex perfumes will gain more popularity. 72% of customers prefer to buy the unisex perfumes because it helps them to feel different and unique. Men will feel like the fragrance is masculine while women will feel like the perfumes are made for them. There are special spicy notes available in the perfumes.

Green and Fresh

The green development is clearing over the scent class. There is an overall development toward eco-accommodating, regular inclination, light, nature-motivated and new aroma. Common aromas are suggestive of our endeavor to interface with the basic and our longing to carry on with a more advantageous lifestyle with a more noteworthy spotlight on fresher developments, for example, fluid, florals, marine and so forth. Plants and organic concentrates from vegetables, herbs, and flavors, are likewise in slant in the scent business.

Make sure that you follow all the latest trends that will allow you to smell the way you like. There are several famous perfume brands that have been working in the industry to introduce the best quality fragrances. Make sure that you select the smell you feel most comfortable with. You should feel a connection with the perfume that you are planning to have.Facebooktwitterredditpinterestlinkedinmail

Best Perfume Dupes

We all know and love some niche best sellers like Aventus, but not all of us can afford them. That’s why we are bringing you a list of some of the best perfume dupes in the market. Please keep in mind that these won’t be the exact same smell and quality of the original but a great alternative. Let us know if you’d like to see a part two of this.

1.Paco Rabanne Lady Million

The closest perfume to this sweet, floral, citrusy perfume is La Rive Cash.

$67 vs. $12.95

2. Narciso Rodriguez for Her EDP

Best dupe for this musky, rose and patchouli fragrance would be Lovely by Sarah Jessica Parker

$65.9 vs. $23.30

3. Creed Original Santal

The closest scent to this fresh spicy and woody perfume would be Individuel by Mont Blanc.

$169.99 vs. $24.44

4. Paco Rabanne Invictus

the clone for this citrusy marine perfume would be La Rive Brave.

$54 vs. $14.99

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