Which Perfumes to Wear on a Job Interview?

Going on a job interview is stressful enough without thinking about what to wear. But, it is the first impression that you are making and very important. Here we will give some suggestion for which perfumes to wear on a job interview to make it a bit easier for you.

The most important thing to bear in mind is that less is more. You should go with something fresh with low sillage, try to choose a scent that stays close to your skin. Here are some examples of what would be good choices.

DKNY Be Delicious  

It has an apple note which is very pleasant and not overwhelming at all.

Gucci Bamboo

It is soft and citrusy. sits close to the skin but has a very good longevity.

 Clean Warm cotton

Any other Clean perfume would work too. This one is fresh, citrusy and aquatic.

Armani Acqua Di Gio

This is one of the most popular fragrance from Armani. It’s a very unique yet not offensive scent.


Mont Blanc Individuel

It’s been called a dupe for Creed Green Irish Tweed. Both very fresh and sweet, this scent will make you and the interviewer in a good mood.


Good Luck on the job Hunt! 


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 a tester. First of all, you will save some money. Secondly, in some cases (not all) the testers are actually a better quality juice. What do I mean by that?

This happens a lot when you go to test a perfume in Sephora, Macy’s or other stores, you spray it on your skin and you love it, you go home and the scent lasts on your skin for more than 10 hours. But, when you buy the bottle it does not perform as well. The reason is that some brands make their testers a little stronger. It is not to deceive you but to help you experience the scent longer. Also since they are made to be sprayed all day and be open it helps that they make it last longer.

The other difference that you may see is that some brands put a clear label with the fragrance notes on the back of their tester bottles.

So would I recommend buying a tester instead of a regular bottle? 100% but, just like retail bottles buy them only from sources that you trust.

Hope this answers all your questions 😃

tester perfumes vs regular


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.


  1. Start Heavy

Start with the heavier scents so what you put on top won’t disappear.


  1. Know your fragrance families

Do your research or better yet find out through trial and error which notes works best together or you like best.

The easiest way is no stay in the same family. May it be floral, sweet, fresh…

The other way is to combine opposite families like sweet (vanilla note) and spicy, or other combinations that you might like.


  1. Don’t forget your lotions

Don’t forget that you can use any of your body oils and scented body lotions as well. In other words, you do not need to use perfumes all the time, which is great news because that can be quite expensive.


These three simple rules are all you need to know. Now you can create your own unique scent.


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.




Top note: Bergamot, blackcurrant leaves, apple, pineapple
Middle note: Pink berries, birch, patchouli, jasmine
Base note: Musk, oak moss, ambergris, vanilla


Green Irish Tweed

Top note: Lemon, Verbena from India, peppermint
Middle note: Violet Leaves
Base note: Florentine iris, sandalwood, ambergris


Millesime Imperial

Top note: Bergamot, green mandarin, lemon
Middle note: Iris
Base note: Sandalwood, amber, musk


Virgin Island Water

Top note: Sicilian white bergamot, Jamaican lime, Sicilian mandarin
Middle note: Hibiscus, ylang-ylang, Indian jasmine
Base note: Tonkin musk, tropical wood


Original Santal

Top note: Orange Tree absolute, Jamaican ginger, Sicilian lemon
Middle note: Lavender, peppermint, rosemary, pink berries
Base note: Mysore sandalwood, Virginia cedar, vanilla, Siam benzoin, ambergris, Tonkin Musk



Love In White

Top note: Orange zest from Italy
Middle note: Florentine iris, daffodils from France, magnolia, Bulgarian rose, Tonkin rice
Base note: Vanilla, ambergris, Mysore sandalwood


Fleurs de Gardenia

Top note: Pinkberries, black currant, galbanum
Middle note: Rose, Lily of the Valley, jasmine, peony, gardenia
Base note: Cedar, musk, patchouli


Acqua Fiorentina

Top note: Greengage plum, apple
Middle note: Rose, white carnations, bergamot, lemon
Base note: Virginia cedar, sandalwood, white grapefruit


Love In Black

Top note: Violet, Virginia cedar
Middle note: Florentine iris, clove, Tonkin Musk
Base note: Violet from Greece, burgundy blackcurrant, rose



Top notes: Egyptian green apple, pink berries, Indonesian patchouli, Italian bergamot
Middle notes: Bulgarian and Turkish roses, Indian sandalwood, styrax, musk
Base notes: Sweet peach, cassis, lilac, amber, ylang ylang


I hope this helps you get a feel for the scents.


Choose Your Wedding Perfume

Getting ready for your wedding is a long and time-consuming process. Choosing your dress, your makeup and your venue are enough. So, we are here to help you with our top five favorite perfumes for a bride.

Things to bear in mind:

* Take your time choosing your perfume, this scent will always remind you of your wedding day.
* Make sure your partner enjoys the scent since you will be standing and dancing together the whole night.
* Try to choose a fragrance that does not clash with the scent of your bouquet.

Now let’s go through the list of our favorite wedding perfumes:

1. Vera Wang Eau De Parfum
This vibrant and flirtatious scent is a blend of Gardenia, Lotus, Iris, and White Stephanotis.

2. Elie Saab L’eau Couture
“Here, Orange Blossom unveils an unexpected facet, inspired by the fleeting period when the newly-bloomed blossoms exude slightly almond notes. As its traditional honey-like aromas are subdued, Orange Blossom inhabits the fragrance like a poetic whisper. Its subtly textured floral freshness, upheld by intricate transparency, is an echo of sun-kissed femininity.”

3. Annick Goutal Rose Splendide

This feminine fragrance’s notes are Rose, Musk, Magnolia, & Pear.

4. 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.

5. Gucci Bamboo

Fragrances notes are Italian Bergamot, Casablanca Lily, Ylang Ylang, Comoros, and Sandalwood.

My honorable mentions are Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream and, Flowerbomb. The reason I didn’t add them in the list they are so popular that many of the guests may be wearing them. If that’s not a deal breaker for you give them a try too.


Wish you all the best.  👰


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 La Vie Est Belle

Iris is the key ingredient of the perfume, surrounded by orange blossoms and jasmine in the heart. The composition’s opening provides fruity flavors of black currant and pear, while the base is warm, gourmand and powdery due to almond-like accords of tonka bean, praline, patchouli, and vanilla.
Full Bottle: $69.98
Pocket Perfume: $7.99

3. Tom Ford Velvet Orchid

Fragrance notes are Cool Citrus, Floral Petal Notes, Honey, and Rum.
Full Bottle: $102
Pocket Perfume: $9.5

4. Valentino Uomo Intense

The composition is suave leathery, deep and bright; a typical Italian fragrance style. While the original fragrance represents white leather, the new version brings the intense scent of black leather. Its top notes contain clary sage oil and fresh mandarin. The heart notes include the elegance of iris absolute and tonka bean, laid on a base of black leather and vanilla bean.
Full Bottle: $72.95
Pocket Perfume: $8.99



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 ingredients/allergens on the box. For the most past, this also determines the longevity (how long) the fragrance/perfume will last… Although general guidelines are presented in the ratio of aromatic compound percentage/concentrations, different perfume houses (companies) assign and adhere to different amounts of essences/oils to each of their perfumes. However, the chart below is basically a rule in which the majority of Fragrances companies are following these days, details below:


Perfume Extract (Extrait): The highest level of concentration, typically sold only in the top-of-the-line fragrance families. Concentration levels are between 16% and 40% at the highest point, with 20% being the typical level of concentration.

Eau de Parfum: The next highest level of fragrance and perfume concentration. At this level, fragrance concentration is between 15% and 20% with 15% being typical. This level is also sometimes called Eau De Perfume or Millesime. For example, the house of CREED releases almost all of its scents in the Millesime strength/concentration. This is the strength level preferred by most upper class and rich households. The best brands typically release their fragrances at this concentration level.

Eau de Toilette: This is the strength of most fragrances you will find at department stores frequented by the middle class (think J.C. Penney, Macy’s, etc.). A typical Eau de Toilette may cost between $65 to $95, making it affordable, therefore more attainable.

Eau de Cologne: Typically, these are citrus type scents that work well in low concentrations because they have no base notes. An Eau de Cologne has somewhere between 2% and 5% fragrance oils, with 5% being common.

Splash and After Shave: Products sold as after shaves or splashes have very little fragrance and it will quickly dissipate because the concentration levels of aromatic compounds stand at only 1% to 3%.

by Max Forti


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: $138.99
Pocket Perfume: $13.5

2. Gucci Made To Measure for Men

Fragrance notes are Calabrian bergamot, Tunisian orange blossom, lavender, anise, and nutmeg.

Full Bottle: $41.95 
Pocket Perfume: $5.75

3. Creed Aventus for Men

This popular fruity and tropical fragrance is a blend of Black Currant, Bergamot, Apple, and Pineapple.

Full Bottle: $201.5 
Pocket Perfume: $23.25

4. Jean Patou 1000 for Women

Top notes are coriander, green notes, bergamot, tangerine and violet leaf; middle notes are iris, violet, jasmine, Chinese osmanthus, lily-of-the-valley, rose and geranium; base notes are sandalwood, amber, musk, patchouli, civet, oakmoss, and vetiver.

Full Bottle: $75.25 
Pocket Perfume: $7.50

5. Amouage Memoir for Men

Fragrance notes are basil, mint, wormwood, lavender, incense, rose, sandalwood, guaiac wood, oak moss, amber, vanilla, tobacco, and leather.

Full Bottle: $159.8
Pocket Perfume: $14.99

If you can’t find your favorite perfume in the Pocket Perfume section you can request it and we will make it for you!empties


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 with an alcohol solution) was created in 1310 for Queen Elizabeth of Hungary. This fragrance, known as “Hungary Water” was a blend of rosemary, thyme, and verbena essence in brandy, and variations of this composition can still be purchased today by traditional perfumer houses. Originally it was used as tonic water as well as a perfume, and physicians prescribed it to gargle with for all sorts of illnesses!

3 – There are many aromatic sources available in nature, and all parts of plants are used in the quest for new and exciting scents. There are fragrance oils made from: barks, blossoms, seeds, woods, fruits, leaves, resins, roots, lichens and microorganisms such as algae!

4 – Perfumes can also contain animal ingredients, although nowadays many of these are created synthetically for ethical reasons. Some of these animal “fragrances” include honeycomb, civet, musk, castoreum, and ambergris(whale vomit!) just to name a few of the most prominent ones.

5 – An “Eau de Cologne” is a milder, watered down and refreshing perfume typically with concentrations of between 2- 6% essential oils to base. The style originated in Cologne, Germany, and was used by both men and women, although nowadays it is marketed more towards men and one of the most known one is Maurer & Wirtz Original eau de Cologne 4711 which is a great citrus aromatic example of this.

by Max Forti