There are lots of emotions that go with buying a new perfumes.
There is excitement when you finally can afford the fragrance that has been on your wish list for as long as you can remember.
There is the feeling of anticipation of how it will wear on your skin and whether the people you are about to encounter will love it and hopefully compliment you on it.
And sometimes, there is the frustration that most of you have probably experienced, when a perfume doesn’t live up to its hype and is long gone before you even get to brag with it to your friends.
As much as we would love the whole process of choosing, buying and wearing your new perfume to be an exciting experience all along, some perfumes just do not last as long as others.
So, why is it that some perfumes do not last as long?
Below you will find some of the major culprits for your perfume’s fragile longevity-
The Type of Your Fragrance: Fragrances are made of fragrance oils, called perfume essence, dissolved in alcohol with water. There are different types of fragrances, depending on the concentration of perfume essence in them.
The difference of concentrations in fragrance oils in some of the main types of fragrances is as follows:
– Parfum extract: Has the highest concentration of all with 15% to 40%
– Eau de Parfum (EDP): 10% to 20% (usually about 15%)
– Eau de Toilette (EDT): 5% to 15% (usually 10%)
– Eau de Cologne (EDC): 2% to 4%
The higher concentration of perfume essence makes perfume last longer, which is why EDP have a longevity of about 6 to 7 hours, as opposed to EDT, which usually lasts between 2 to 4 hours, or an EDC, the longevity of which is up to 2 hours.
Climate: Here in India it’s there are different climates and seasons vary from hot to cold. It affects the longevity of perfumes as some perfumes are made for summers and some for winters and they give long-lasting fragrance in their particular season.
Hot temperature affects perfumes in such a way that it affects all liquids. It dries them out. Evaporation takes quickly because of the hot climate. So expect that your perfume will not last any longer for this reason. If you are in other places that are cold enough then you are a lucky one – your perfume will stay longer on you.
Your Skin’s Chemistry: You, of all people, contributes to your perfume’s performance. And you didn’t even know it. Because we have our unique body chemistry, each of us has its unique reactions towards perfumes. If you are acidic and do not have a balanced PH level on your skin, your perfume cannot stay longer on your body. High acidity on a human body can alter the scent of perfumes thus making it ineffective – you cannot even smell it. If you have dry skin, your perfume will not stay for long because your body has less or no moisture at all to hold on perfume together. If a person is taking medications, is pregnant, on diet, likes spicy foods or is smoking – it will directly affect perfume’s scent and staying power. So better check yourself first before pointing your fingers to your perfume as the culprit. And chose wisely!
Storing Your Perfume In Wrong Places: If you keep your stash of perfumes in a room full of windows and where the sun directly shines on it, then you’re harming the life of your beloved perfumes. Light and heat can lessen the scent quality of perfumes. Putting it in warm parts of your house is not a good choice. Maybe that’s the reason why your perfumes didn’t work well with you. So, always store them in cold and dark places.
The Quality of Ingredients and Authenticity of Your Fragrance: Last but not least, comes the authenticity factor. And as the saying goes: “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”, the better and the more expensive designer perfumes get, the more will be the attempts to copy them.
As time passes by, companies producing vague imitations of the original fragrance become better masters at it, but there are a few things that can still help you differentiate between the copy and the original:
1. Make sure you buy from verified sellers
2. Research your chosen fragrance
3. Check the packaging
4. Check for batch and serial numbers
5. Check the information about the product
6. Feel the perfume bottle
7. Take a sniff
All of the above factors can affect the longevity of your perfume, so if you are looking for a fragrance that can last you till the next morning, spend some time doing your research, so you can spend your money wisely on a product that you and the ones around you can enjoy for longer.
Choosing the best quality perfume in India can be intimidating, especially if you are new to it. You must understand that there are many fragrances available in the market but not every fragrance has the original ingredients. You must try to associate yourself with a particular fragrance first, before making the decision of investing in it. Buy from the best range of fragrances and take guidance from the experts, if needed. We, at Hasanoud value your money and emotions. Hence, we bring to you the best fragrances for you. So, come join us in our new scent journey and experiment with the fragrances.