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1. Fragrance tends to last longer on oilier skins as they tend to be more porous and people with a dry skin often find that fragrances and perfumes evaporate quickly. For dry skins the best means of helping a fragrance to last is to apply a heavy oil based body cream before using a perfume or spritz the perfume into a touch of almond oil and rub into the skin.

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2. · Stress, certain foods medication and hormonal changes, including pregnancy and the menopause, affect how a fragrance smells on you. If you try a fragrance and do not like it the first time try again when these factors are not evident, you might be surprised. It is also advisable to avoid testing a fragrance for several days after eating spicy foods or garlic, unless these foods are a regular part of your diet, as these foods can drastically alter how a fragrance should smell.

3. · The Perfume Guide recommend that when testing a new fragrance you should allow the fragrance to settle and be absorbed into your skin for around 10 minutes. This enables you to experience the full character of the perfume and obtain a hint of the different levels of the fragrances notes as the scent mixes with your body’s chemistry.

4. · The Perfume Guide also recommends that you should not test more than 3 fragrances at one time. This is because your nose becomes desensitised after this period and will not be able to observe and detect the complexities of the fragrance and perfumed notes.

5. · Finally you should experiment with different fragrances families and different types of perfume. A fine fragrance or designer perfume should be seen as a fragranced part of your wardrobe and just as you wear different clothes for different season, occasions and moods, your fragrance collection should be rotated and balanced in this manner to include different a variety of fragrances for that perfect occasion.

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This is the extract or extrait of a fragrance and represents the scent in its purest form. This often creates a smooth and round texture, which is hard to achieve with the dilution represented in the other concentrations of fragrance.
Eau de Parfum or EDP is one of the most popular forms of fragrance. Eau de Parfum contains between seven to fourteen per cent of fragrance oils and perfume elixirs and is the second strongest, and longest lasting means of wearing a fine fragrance.
Eau de Toilette or EDT is fast becoming the most common means of wearing a fragrance or perfume. EDT’s are not as highly concentrated in oils and elixirs as an EDP or Perfume would be and contain one to three per cent of fragrance oils. This impacts the ability of the fragrance to last and around eighty percent of the oils in an EDT fragrance will evaporate within three hours of application.
Eau de Cologne’s or EDC’s were first popularised by Napoleon. These fragrances are often constructed in a different manner to the traditional French Model and are formulated in one single burst. As a result of this process, EDC’s or Eau de Colognes last the least amount of time on the skin and can dissolve within a couple of hours. EDC’s should be worn as a invigorating spray.

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Dolce & Gabbana Pour Femme - A soft floral fragrance.

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