Perfume FAQs

Wearing perfume or eau de toilette is perhaps the easiest way to make your presence more appealing. It is my opinion that just about everyone should be using a fragrance of some sort. But how do you go about buying and testing fragrances? This article will address some of the frequently asked questions when it comes to trying out a perfume or fragrance.



1. How should I store my perfumes?
Perfume is sensitive to temperature so it's important that you store them in the proper way. Dark, dry, and cool places are ideal. If you live in a particularly warm climate, you may wish to store your perfumes in the refridgerator during the summer. However, for most people, it is not necessary to take such drastic measures. Simply storing the perfume in a cabinet under the sink will suffice for most people. You can keep them stored for three to five years before the perfume goes bad.


2. Should I change my perfume often or stay with one that I like?

This is very much a matter of personal preference. Some people like to change things up frequently, while others would rather stick to a proven commodity. One thing to consider is that temperatures can affect perfumes. For instance, the fragrances generally become less intense in cold weather. For this reason, you may with to wear eau de toilette in the summer and eau de parfum during the winter. You can buy popular eau de parfum and eau de toilette at online fragrance stores like Affinity Mart.


3. Why does the perfume smell differently on me as compared to another person?

It's important to keep in mind that everyone has a different skin chemistry, which can affect the way a perfume smells. This means that just because you wear the same perfume as another person, you may not necessarily smell the same way. There could be suble or even quite noticeable differences in the scent. For this, reason, it is important to test perfumes on yourself and not on other people.


4. Where should I apply the perfume?

You will want to apply the perfume at pulse points. Common places include the wrists, behind the ears and behind the knees. The pulse helps intensify the scents and that is why it is recommended that you spray the areas where your pulses are. Never apply the perfume directly to clothes or jewelry as it can cause some unwanted damage or discoloration.