Tag Archive | Body Oils

Gentlemen…..Do you know which are Fall and Winter fragrances?

There is something to be said for the onset of winter. As the days draw in and the temperature plunges below freezing, there is a real sense of melancholy in the air.
I often enjoy strolling outdoors at this time of year, taking in the smells of the neighborhood and being a part of a bleak landscape painted in hues of gray and midnight blue. The colder months tend to have me reaching for all things that are comforting, familiar and warm. And perfume is no different. I love to smell a great scent on a gentleman, it takes me to another world.

Here, we’ve compiled a short list of fabulous fragrances for  men that are cozy and informal, and are perfect to wear when the mercury plummets below zero.

Bath & Body Works Dark Amber

Earlier this fall, Bath & Body Works launched Dark Amber, a new fragrance for men…

Armani Code Ultimate

Armani Code Ultimate is an intense, luxurious, and more sensual version of Armani Code Man with increased leather notes. A symbol of strength and elegance, seductive and bold—that is the kind of man Giorgio Armani is addressing with this sumptuous scent revealing addictive powerful notes.

Notes:
Grapefruit, Mandarin Orange, Star Anise, Cedar, Cypress, Heliotrope, Olive Blossom, Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Guaiac Wood.
Style:
Intense. Luxurious. Sensual.

Hermes Terre d’Hermès

The eau de toilette is a vertical structure built around woody notes. The roots anchor the fragrance while the resins embrace it.
The Pure perfume is a new density which underscores the woody and mineral facets. The vivacity and sparkle of citrus scents enhanced by a note of shiso.

Notes : Woody, Vegetal, Mineral.

Calvin Klein Encounter

Encounter Calvin Klein redefines modern masculinity. It undeniably captures the essence of being a man in all its complexity—the sophisticated layers of confidence, power, and mystery. This distinctive woody fragrance is a new expression of sensuality that is truly addictive and unapologetically masculine.

Notes:

Mandarin, Cardamom, Rum, Pepper, Egyptian Jasmine, Patchouli, Cognac, Agarwood, Atlas Cedarwood, Musk.
Style:
Masculine. Intriguing. Seductive.

Cartier Eau de Cartier Essence de Bois

The new olfactory variation of Eau de Cartier reveals its unexpected ardent woody freshness. Essence de Bois is the unexpected combination of the freshness of water and the warmth of precious wood. This alluring fragrance leaves a lingering trail for him and for her, both fresh and sensual.

Notes:
Yuzu, Bergamot, Violet Leaves, Oud, Violet Flower, Lavender, Ambergris , Patchouli, Musk.
Style:

Gucci Guilty Pour Homme

Made for the man who knows what he wants, this fragrance is a powerful mix of excitement, allure, and sensuality. It awakens the senses with a burst of zesty lemon, cool lavender, and spicy pink pepper. The subtle heart notes then reinforce the fragrance’s clean freshness, creating a bridge to the sensual and provocative woodiness in the base. As it dries down, the scent focuses the hallmark of all Gucci fragrances, patchouli, and mingles alluringly with cedar, sandalwood, and amber. The overall effect is young, stylish, and sexy—a bold and uncompromising fragrance that captures the essence of Gucci.
Fresh. Sensual.

Vanille Insensée Cologne Absolue



Vanille Insensée, an electric current runs through the subtle sweetness of vanilla, jasmine, and fresh lime to bond with rich oak moss, woods, and spicy coriander. Complete with a handcrafted leather cap and a removable pump that allows for splash or spray use, this cologne brings to mind breathtaking and magical moments.

Notes:
Lime, Cedrat. Coriander, Jasmine, Vetiver, Oak Moss, Vanilla, Oak Wood, Amber.
Style:
Magical. Evocative. Electric.

Ralph Lauren Polo Black-This modern, daring fragrance is a bold fusion of iced mango, silver armoise, and patchouli noir.

Notes:
Iced Mango, Silver Armoise, Patchouli Noir.
Style:
Modern. Daring. Bold.

Burberry London for Men -A timeless signature scent for the modern gentleman who exudes natural confidence and a sophisticated manner. This understated and refined amber woody fragrance is fresh and masculine on top, creates a seductive, natural sexiness at its heart, and combines unique base notes to create a timeless, signature scent.

Notes:
Bergamot, Lavender, Cinnamon Leaves, Black Pepper, Mimosa, Leather, Port Wine, Guaiac Wood, Oakmoss, Tobacco, Opopanax.
Style:
Elegant. Refined. Timeless

Calvin Klein ck one Shock For Him

The ck one kids are still in the box, but the lights are off. Add neon glow sticks and glow-in-the-dark lights for a night of fun, excitement, and skin.
Notes:
Sparkling Clementine, Lavender, Cucumber Mid Notes: Osmathus Absolute, Black Pepper Cardamom, Black Basil, Tobacco Absolute, Patchouli, Cashmere, Musk.
Style:
Smooth. Energetic. Sexy.

 

Fahrenheit Absolute by Christian Dior
Here, the masculine Dior favorite Fahrenheit has been reinterpreted and the volume turned up to 10! With sensual notes of violet, oud, sandalwood, incense and myrrh, this is the perfect scent to wear out on a date, or at home in front of a cozy fire!

 

M7 by Yves Saint Laurent
There is nothing shy and retiring about M7! Feel the rising warmth summoned by notes of mandarin, amber, mosses, oud and other precious woods. Perfect for romantic nights out.

So, as you begin pulling your winter coats and scarves out of storage for the season, spritz on something reassuring and warm – just to see you through until the vibrant colors and aromas of spring are around us once more.

Advertisements

Ladies….Do you know which are Fall and Winter fragrances?

When the air starts to get a little nippy and my sweaters come out of the closet, I start thinking about cold weather perfumes. I put away my summer scents and find creamy, spicy, deep fragrances with the rich, comforting notes of cinnamon, cardamom, labdanum, almond, Tahitian vanilla, bergamot tea, and warm woods.

From heavy-hitting classics like Penhaligon’s Bluebell (woody, earthy and soft, with a few sweet florals) to inexpensive but delicious scents like Carol’s Daughter Almond Cookie (just plain yummy), there are fragrances here for every taste and budget, but all of the entries promise to make you feel like you’re curled up under a comfy throw with something warm to sip on. Click through to get a little

Here, we’ve compiled a short list of fabulous fragrances for women that are cozy and informal, and are perfect to wear when the mercury plummets below zero.

The One by Dolce and Gabbana is a perfect winter perfume thanks to its contrast of strong and warm sweetness. Classified as an oriental yet with a modern style, The One will satisfy even the most demanding women. With a classical touch of glamour look, The One by Dolce and Gabbana is a feminine fragrance with notes of bergamot, mandarin, peach, plum, jasmine, vetiver  vanilla, amber and musk.

Angel by Thierry Mugler has a cold look and an unusual design. It an ideal perfume for energetic and flirty perfume lovers. Possessing notes of chocolate, vanilla, caramel and juicy fruits this perfume becomes sex-appealing and eye-catching.  Thierry MuglerAngel preserves its charm alive for long time.

212 VIP by Carolina Herrera is a chic and outstanding fragrance – one of my favorite winter perfumes form one of my favorite brand. This sophisticated and feminine perfume possesses exotic notes of gardenia heart, musk, vanilla and Tonka bean. Carolina Herrera 212 VIP will make an ideal perfume for young and ambitious people – who love attention and popularity.

Juicy Couture – Viva La Juicy La Fleur

Viva la Juicy La Fleur is a sheer veil of sparkling mandarin and wild berries, combined with luminous florals of lush honeysuckle, gardenia petals, and soft jasmine. A whisper of creamy gourmand reminiscent of the Classic Viva la Juicy elicits an addiction that envelops the skin.

Notes:
Wild Berries, Mandarin, Honeysuckle, Gardenia Petals, Soft Jasmine, Vanilla, Caramel, Sandalwood.
Style:
Sheer. Modern. Addictive.

Givenchy Dahlia Noir

Dahlia Noir, a feminine and mysterious name referring to a flower that does not exist: the black dahlia, a flower of paradox. The dahlia is a flower that is very symptomatic of Givenchy’s style, structured and rigorous, yet very feminine and soft. The black color in the name adds a mysterious effect to the fragrance.

Notes:
Pink Pepper, Mandarin, Cedrat, Rose, Peach, Cedarwood, Sandalwood, Vanilla, Amber.
Style:
Elegant. Feminine. Mysterious.

HERMÈS Eau des Merveilles


Eau des Merveilles tells the tale of an imaginary journey at Hermès, the feet on the ground, the head among the stars. A modern fairy tale, bursting with charm and mystery. The perfume of enchantment, capturing the spirit of wood, the memory of the oceans, and the sparkle of a constellation.

Woody, Amber.

Escada Sexy Graffiti

A magical summer moment, when the late New York afternoon sun gives way to a fun party atmosphere, inspired this fragrance. Sexy Graffiti is a bright and wearable fruity floral fragrance. At the top notes, you’ll inhale wild strawberry and raspberry, a fruity sorbet brought to life with the sharpness of grapefruit and a subtle minty note. Its happy heart pulses with enlivening notes of lily of the valley, red peony, and violets. The base notes draw one in with cashmere, vanilla, and musks.

Notes:
Wild Strawberry, Raspberry, Pink Grapefruit, Blackcurrant, Lilly of the Valley, Red Peony, Violet, Cashmeran, Vanilla, Musks.
Style:
Bright. Happy. Sexy.

JUSTIN BIEBER GIRLFRIEND

GIRLFRIEND is an enticing fragrance made to get your heart racing as you experience that feeling of getting personal with Justin. One spray and you’ll finally experience the exhilaration of holding on and never letting go. Every touch, every breath—all captured in a flirty, new scent. Dare to get closer?

Notes:
Sparkling Pear, Crisp Mandarin, Rich Blackberry, Mara Strawberry, Pink Freesia, Star Jasmine, Apricot Nectar, Orange Blossom, Vanilla Orchid, Luminous Musk.
Style:
Flirty. Personal. Inviting.

Hanae Mori No. 6


Bergamot and mandarin blends with blackcurrant to intensify the fruity freshness of this delicate fragrance. Thebouquet of jasmine, orange blossom, and peony highlight the elegant floral notes, while modern musks fuse with sandalwood to enhance the warmth and sensuality of this feminine scent.

Notes:
Bergamot, Mandarin, Blackcurrant, Jasmine, Orange Blossom, Peony, Musk, Sandalwood.
Style:
Delicate. Feminine. Sensual.

Guerlain – La Petite Robe Noire

Its simple signature enhances and romances several exceptional materials in a bold overdose—black cherry blinks the first wink. It is illustrated by a clever blend that extends exquisite almond and delicious berries. The second wink takes place as rose enters the stage. Finally, the shadowy temptations of licorice and smoky black tea are ever-so-revealing and lead to irresistible seduction. For the ultimate temptation, the entire creation is wrapped in Guerlinade—fresh, enigmatic, and exhilarating, mischievous and captivating.
Style:
Fresh. Enigmatic. Exhilarating

Fendi Fan di Fendi -Fan di Fendi is the fragrance you just adore to adore. Like a hit refrain, it’s insistent, addictive, and irresistible. Electrifying you, possessing you, haunting you. Getting under your skin, inhabiting you. Notes:
Pear-blackcurrant Accord, Tangerine from Calabria, Pink Peppercorn from Reunion Island, Damascena Rose, Yellow Jasmine Accord, Patchouli from Indonesia, Soft Leather Accord.
Style:
Luminous. Sensual. Addictive.

Gucci Guilty Intense- An intensified olfactory experience, Gucci Guilty Intense adds a twist to Gucci Guilty, making it more provocative, more sensual.

Notes:
Mandarin, Pink Pepper, Peach, Lilac, Geranium, Ambery Notes, Patchouli.
Style:
Audacious. Provocative. Alluring.

Taylor Swift Wonderstruck-Taylor’s personal life experiences inspired this fragrance. Just like her creative approach to songwriting, every element is authentic, embracing all that is special about Taylor.
Notes:
Freesia, Green Tea, Apple Blossom, Raspberry, Dewberry.
Style:
Sparkling. Blushing. Enchanted.

Marc Jacobs Oh, Lola! – Flirtatious, charming, and sparkling with lighthearted personality, this fragrance leaves you flirting with your senses! It bursts open with a bright and whimsical effervescence. At the heart of the fragrance is the playful scent of peony. As the scent dries down, a flirty and elegant trail gives you an unexpected touch of fun that makes you smile!
Notes:
Raspberry, Vanilla, Peony, Pear, Cyclaman.
Style:
Vibrant. Flirtatious. Lighthearted.

Dior Addict To Life –For the confident woman who knows what she wants, she lives life fully and intensely. Dior Addict to Life is an addictive floral that opens with a bouquet of precious flowers. The bouquet has a natural freshness with sparkling rose, vibrant jasmine, lilac, and white musk.

Notes:
Jasmine, Lilac, Rose, White Musk.
Style:
Captivating. Intense. Fresh. Floral.

Lola Velvet by Marc Jacobs is the perfect accessory for those women who are glamorous, sexy, stylish and modern. Thanks to its nice design, Lola Velvet evokes warm memories of sunny summer days full of colorful colors. It is a seductive fragrance with notes of pink peppercorn, Ruby Red Grapefruit, rose, geranium, vanilla, Tonka bean, and musk. Lola Velvet by Marc Jacobs has a truly feminine bottle perfect as a Valentine’s Day gift and for winter days.

 

Youth Dew Amber Nude by Estée Lauder
This creation – overseen by Tom Ford – is a modern twist on a rich, opulent classic. Youth Dew Amber Nude is a soft amber floral with fresh tea, magnolia, ginger, black rose, jasmine, red carnation, and boasts one of the most enjoyable autumnal dry downs of patchouli, amber and dark chocolate!

Flowerbomb by Victor & Rolf
Lavish in the cotton-candy gourmand lusciousness that is Flowerbomb this winter! A tender opening of bergamot and beautiful florals including jasmine, freesia and rose, linger over a delicious patchouli vanilla heart.

Opium by Yves Saint Laurent
A resolutely timeless perfume, YSL’s Opium is still a smoldering blend of exotic florals and lush, ambery resins… its sumptuous, rich and complex heart of incense and spices will bewitch and bedazzle as the weather takes a turn for the worse.

Insolence by Guerlain
There are few fragrances that evoke a tender moment of reflection quite like Guerlain’s Insolence. Delicate notes of violet, rose, red berries, dry iris, creamy tonka bean, sandalwood and musk will envelop you like a soft cashmere blanket, and evoke fond feelings of nostalgia and remembrance.

Do you have a Favorite Calvin Klein Scent?

Calvin Klein has been introducing his fragrances for men and women over the years and has remained a top seller among the market of fragrances. Calvin Klein’s fragrances entice us with refreshing blends of exotic flowers, herbs, spices, and scents of the woods that create the distinct aroma of Calvin Klein’s perfumes fitting the various moods of a men and women all over the world. A favorite among many, Calvin never seems to keep us excited and in love with his perfume collections.

His collections include the Eternity perfumes that were introduced in 1988 for men and women designed with the scents of vitalizing blends of fresh flowers. Eternity is the perfect touch to inspire any day. In 1985, Obsession revitalized the senses with a refreshing blend of aromas of the orient. This collection is also recommended for invigorating your day and carries the scent of the most exotic oriental scents. Included is Obsession Night that has a smooth blend of patchouli, cardamom, leather, black suede, and the warm scent of the woods. The fragrances of Calvin Klein can bring warmth and nature into your day. The latest, Euphoria collection is a seductive and brings new meaning to the modern day idea of sexiness. The fresh blends of oriental accents carry the fragrance of a modern freshness. Ginger, sage, black basil, cedar leaf, and amber are just some of the exotic plants used to create this seductive fragrance.

Calvin Klein is dedicated to only inspiring the best of fragrances. His fragrances will always be a classic to many and bring inspiration to lives through his natural and contemporary scents. Major shops and specialty shops prize the collections of Calvin Klein. Known all over the world for his wonderful aromas, people will continue to fall in love with the wonderful fragrances created by Calvin Klein.

The Fall Season is here….Do You Like Spicy Scents?

As the weather is getting cooler, a spicy, woody fragrance is something I’ve been looking for, for say, the past week or so.  What fragrance are you warming up to this season as the weather gets cooler?

Here are some scents I think will work best to cozy on up to with the chilly upcoming season.

First up on the list is ALIEN by Thierry Mugler.  Alien is a gorgeous scent, mysterious and magical, with a composition consisting of warm white amber, woodsy notes, and Indian Jasmine.  What I really love about this one is the combination of vanilla, amber, and orange blossom notes with the hint of woods to create a spicy, oriental scent that is not too overpowering.

Next up on the list…..Sensous Estee Lauder perfume, a woody, floral yet sweet scent. Like the bottle, the fragrance is very simple and elegant, with notes of magnolia, ghost lily accord, honey molten woods, jasmine petals, sandalwood, amber, juicy mandarin pulp, and black pepper.  The woodsy scent is subtle, but sensuous.

Next? This hard to find fragrance, Kenzo Jungle L’Elephant is a warm, sweet and spicy scent that is considered a ‘spicy floral’ fragrance.  The combination of airy mandarin, cumin, clove, ylang-ylang, licorice, mango and heliotrope wrapped in patchouli, vanilla, amber and cashmere, create a lovely  intense and sensual trace.  Is this the ‘one’?

Lastly, this woodsy, oriental fragrance by Prada is based on amber.  This is the kind of fragrance that sweeps you off of your feet. It’s a very heavy, sharp yet balmy, woody scent, and might I add, is quite long-lasting. The four main ‘essences’ of the fragrance are Indian sandalwood, Indonesian patchouli, French labdanum resin, and Siam benzoin.

 

Need Ideas for a holiday gift giving?

If you like to surprise your friends and family with new fragrance gifts, Here’s some ideas:

Khloe and Lamar tasted the sweet success after the Unbreakable perfume release, and tried their hands at launching a new unisex fragrance with a fresher and lighter composition, Unbreakable Joy.  Khloe and Lamar Unbreakable Joy is all about a joyful, flirty and nice perfume with a modern and pleasant aroma.

 According to Khloe: “Our goal was to create a scent that embodies that wonderful feeling of pure love, happiness, and joy that this time of year is all about.”

Khloe and Lamar Unbreakable Joy is a freshly spicy perfume composed of champagne, geranium, jasmine, chocolate truffle, vanilla, cedar and musk. It comes in a red colored bottle decorated with white dots inspiring a party fragrance.

Khloe and Lamar Unbreakable Joy will be available in 100 ml Eau de Toilette.

VERSACE

Luxurious fashion label Versace launches a new fragrance for men, Eros. Versace Erosis a truly powerful, masculine and provocative fragrance inspired by the Greek mythology. This fragrance is full of passion and desire – one capable of turning an instant into eternity.Eros by Versace is created by perfumer Aurelien Guichard of Givaudan as a woody, fresh and oriental fragrance with an instant and captivating charm.

“Eros is truly the DNA of the house of Versace.” “We have a Greek motive making us think about ancient Greece, antiquities and mythology, while turquoise color represents the Mediterranean. That is Versace!” – explains Donatella.

Versace Eros perfectly mixes mint oil with fresh green apple and Italian lemon making it a vibrant fruity burst. The middle is made of Tonka combined with Venezuelan ambroxan and geranium flowers. Versace Eros is advertised by handsome model Brian Shimansky. This fragrance will fit men with strong goals, heroes and independent.

Versace Eros will be available in 50 and 100ml Eau de Toilette

ROBERTO CAVALLI

“Perfume is a part of my fashion. Every woman should have my dress and every woman needs a Cavalli perfume.”—Roberto Cavalli

Famous and talented fashion designer Roberto Cavalli will present its new feminine and astounding perfume for women in 2013 named Just Cavalli. Roberto Cavalli Just Cavalli is the 2nd fragrance in collaboration with the house of Coty with a sexy, soft and seductive aroma. This fresh flowery perfume emanates a delicate, modern and nice aroma ideal for women who love being in the center of attention.

Roberto Cavalli Just Cavalli is created by perfumers Nathalie Lorson and Fabrice Pellegrin as a creamy/floral perfume. It opens with drops of neroli accentuated by heart notes of Tahitian tiare flowers and soft and sensual rosewood accords in the end. Just Cavalli comes in a modern crystal bottle, half of it covered with gold-colored metal and another half transparent pink. The sweet and beautiful perfume is being fronted by Georgia May Jagger.

Roberto Cavalli Just Cavalli will be available in30, 50 and 75ml Eau de Toilette.

Forever Red – the new hot, passionate and alluring perfume for women launched by Bath & Body Works. Bath & Body

Works Forever Red has an eye-catching, inviting and feminine design that will forever attract women’s attention.

“Our most luxurious longest lasting fragrance blends opulent notes of fiery red pomegranate and delicate peche de vigne, a rare and fleeting French peach. Soft petals of red osmanthus give way to notes of addictive velvety marshmallow and a surprising finale of rich vanilla rum that leaves an unforgettable impression.”

Bath & Body Works Forever Red is also blending apple, peony, marigold and oak notes. It comes in an intense red/bordo color bottle with a nice ribbon adorned between the stopper and the body. Forever Red will definitely be a good and strong accessory in the hands of any woman.

Bath & Body Works Forever Red is available in 75ml Eau de Parfum and 236ml Fragrance Mist.

  COACH

 

 

 This year,Coach Poppy Blossom by Coach will show up in a very delicate, feminine appearance with a flowery/ sweet aroma. Coach Poppy Blossom is the new flanker to the originalCoach Poppy launched in 2010. The new perfume is fresher, modern, funnier yet elegant. This fragrance is a truly beautiful and gorgeous perfume for women.

Coach Poppy Blossom by Coach opens with amazing delicious notes of litchi, mara, strawberry, mandarin and freesia along with lily of the valley, Centifolia rose, tuberose, gardenia and Sambac jasmine. The base indulges and calms with praline, vanilla, blonde woods and musky notes. Coach Poppy Blossom comes in a pale peach color bottle adorned with a huge red flower around the stopper inspiring a delicate and nice feminine design.

Coach Poppy Blossom by Coach will be available in 30, 50 and 100ml Eau de Parfum.

Perfume Vs. Body Oil- Which Do You Prefer?

 

 Perfume Vs. Body Oil- Which One Do You Prefer? 

Even in good times, purchasing perfumes or colognes is sometimes considered a bad purchase. They can be overpriced, diluted, and overbearing. On the other hand, perfume oils can also be the best purchase you make. These oils contain no alcohol (perfumes and colognes have at least eighty to ninety percent alcohol content), are reasonably priced, and are not overbearing. These perfumes are a smart buy, because they do not contain alcohol, fillers and over-hyped packaging.

Here is an interesting tidbit of information: when a perfume or cologne is created, the name and the packaging are trademarked but the scent is not. This is a Supreme Court decision- the scent belongs to nature, not to the manufacturer. As long as a disclaimer is presented explaining that the product is not the original perfume or cologne, it is one hundred percent legal to copy a scent. So anyone can copy the scent, but the key is using the right instruments and raw materials (essential oils) to create quality perfume oil. Unfortunately, from the Seventies to the present, cheap imitations and replicas have given the public a negative impression when comparing these scents to the originals.

Here is a comparison chart that will illustrate the differences between perfumes and perfume oils:

Perfume Oils 

Reasonably priced
Alcohol-free
Less likely to cause allergic reactions
Long-lasting (6-15 hours)
A cleaner, richer, and truer scent
Longer shelf-life
Scent more constant
Growing in popularity
Majority are non-flammable

Vs.

Perfume 
(Based on designer perfumes)

Overpriced
80-97 percent alcohol
Not long-lasting (only 1-3 hours)
Harsh, overbearing, and overpowering scent
A short shelf-life due to alcohol evaporation
“Sophisticated” packaging in fact has a negative effect on the environment
High chance of causing allergic reactions
Many low-quality imitations and duplications
Highly flammable

Yet “Grade A” perfumes are different. These “Grade A” perfumes and colognes are created from perfume oils, so they not only smell exactly like the originals but are actually better. They are becoming the hottest alternative to perfumes and colognes- the public has caught on and the demand is growing. Perfume oils are now a mainstream product. For about 1/20 of the price, consumers are a buying a product that is purer, longer-lasting and not overbearing. Consumers that purchase perfume oils rarely buy perfumes and colognes again. Since perfume oils are reasonably priced, it is not unusual for someone to have between ten and thirty perfume oils in their collection, from hard-to-find classics and discontinued scents, to recent releases. An additional advantage of perfume oils is that those consumers that are allergic to perfumes and colognes are rarely allergic to perfume oils. People may be allergic to perfumes and colognes due to the high content of alcohol found in the product.

Body or Perfume oils are a mainstream product and are growing in popularity each day. I won’t judge other companies but I believe there are only a few companies selling mediocre oils . What I did find out that many of these companies are claiming that they have the best oils, or that they are #1 on the web. Some have no phone numbers, no address or other crucial information, or are open only a few hours a day.  The only way one can tell if they are receiving quality oils would be, try them on.  There is no other way. Looking at it, shaking for bubbles, seeing how thick it is, or holding it to the light are all methods that are a waste of time and ineffective. All perfume oils have three notes, what you smell on your body immediately is the first note, 15 minutes to 30 minutes after putting it on your skin is the second note, and the final note, which takes about 2 hours, is what can be considered the actual scent that is produced on your skin.  Excellent quality body oils will show themselves over time. Time is the best indicator, and customers will come back for more, and a reputation will be earned and built.

When looking on the Internet, I made another observation: some companies sell two different grades of oil.  Companies are selling the oils at high end price, i.e. $120-$200 an ounce, claiming it to be the most natural, purest and best grade on the market. Of course, everyone is entitled to a living and there is a market for everyone, but even the best perfume oils at retail prices should not be that high.

So the best advice to everyone that I would offer is to buy small at first to test the oils or see if you can request or buy samples to compare. Now some companies will not do this for many reasons, so use your best judgment. Also, ask around or read comments and blogs on the net to see which companies are selling the best quality body oils. Like everything else in life, eventually you will find the best form.

Enjoy your favorite fragrance, Oil or Perfume!

How to Store your Body Oils

Fragrance Oil, like other cosmetics, has a shelf life if you are not mindful of how to preserve it. But unlike most makeup, it can be hard to replace, extremely expensive, and once something happens to it, there’s no putting it back together. Because fragrance oil is so vulnerable to degradation from a number of factors, smart storage practices are important. Many distributors may cut the fragrance with an additive. No need to worry, ScentSationals believes in PURE product! Want to know how to keep your favorite fragrance oil smelling exactly as they should for as long as possible? Here’s what to do.

  • Do not transfer it to a plastic container of any kind. The glass bottle will keep your fragrance potent
  • Keep them away from temperature extremes. The best temperature is a good bit colder than a comfortable room, around 55-60 degrees. If you want the perfect conditions, try storing your fragrance in a drawer.
  • Don’t put them in your bathroom. It makes sense to put your favorite perfume on your sink, but it’s actually not a good idea. Bathrooms are hot and humid, which makes them prime areas for breaking down the fragrance’s molecules and introducing bacteria.
  • Keep your stuff in the dark. Light exposure degrades lots of molecules, including those in most fragrances. So keeping your scents somewhere with little to no light exposure is best.
  • Keep Caps on the bottles. Keep the caps on the bottles after each use so that it will not to affect the fragrance ingredients.