Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we ship to international destinations. Please use our shipping calculator to see if we ship to your country. Your order may be subject to import duties and taxes, which are levied once a package reaches your country. We have no control over these charges and cannot predict what the costs may be. Customs policies vary from country to country; you should contact your local customs office for further information.
Do you ship to APO / FPO?
Yes, we do. We can ship to international destinations via USPS Postal Service. This includes APO/FPO addresses. Customs duties and taxes may be collected at the time of delivery.
Eau de Toilette vs Eau de Parfum: What's the difference?
The difference is simply the amount or concentration of oils in the fragrance. Eau de Parfum has a higher concentration than Eau de Toilette, making it a stronger fragrance. There is also pure perfume, which has the highest concentration, and Eau de Cologne, which has the lowest concentration of oils.
What is the difference between a splash and a spray?
There is absolutely no difference in the fragrance. The difference is in the method of application only. However, a spray bottle, being sealed all the time, may actually have a longer shelf life. Making the decision between spray and splash is entirely a matter of personal preference.
What is a tester?
Testers are even more discounted than the fancy boxed versions and are great if you don't have a need for the fancy box. Testers are 100% authentic, fresh and completely full just like the original fragrance, however they are meant for the counter in a department store. Testers often come in a plain white box but sometimes they do not have a cap or a box. The savings on the packaging means you save even more!
Why do some men wear Cologne, and others prefer to wear After Shave?
After Shave Lotion will usually sting as well as help close the pores after shaving. After Shave Balm is actually soothing to the skin. After Shave Gel also soothes the skin, but cools the skin as well and relieves razor burn.
What do fragrance notes refer to?
Fragrances are comprised of many different scents, these scents are called "notes."
- Top notes are very light and last just a few minutes (5-10 minutes).
- Middle notes become apparent in about 15 minutes after application. These can last up to an hour or more.
- Bottom notes are the heavier ingredients. These last the longest, usually for several hours.
How can I keep my fragrance from going bad?
Keep all fragrances in a cool, dry area, and away from windows as sunlight can unbalance the various ingredients. An opened bottle should be kept in its box to insure a longer shelf life.
My fragrance has been discontinued, how do you still have it in stock?
We stock thousands of fragrances, many of these have been discontinued. Our buyers travel the globe purchasing entire inventories of hard to find or discontinued fragrances to store in our temperature and humidity controlled warehouse.
My perfume does not spray, nothing comes out, is it broken?
- To get your fragrance spraying again please follow these instructions below:
- Hold one finger against the spray nozzle.
- Use your other finger to pump the spray 10-15x.
- Remove your finger from the spray nozzle.
- Pump the spray another 10-15x as needed.
- Allow the fragrance bottle to settle for 5-10 minutes.
Why do some fragrances seem to last much longer than others?
If you find yourself asking "Why doesn't my perfume last?" the answer may be in your skin. People with dry skin usually find their perfume or fragrance fading faster than those with oily skin because oily skin has more natural moisture to hold in the fragrance.
PH levels (amount of acidity in our skin) vary slightly from person to person. Our individual levels of PH will determine how each ingredient in a fragrance will react and last.
Fragrance holding time can also be affected by the concentration of the scent. Those with higher concentrations will retain their aroma much longer.
Why do fragrances smell different on different people?
Body chemistry is unique. An individual's body chemistry will affect how different fragrance notes react to a person's skin. Skin has a natural smell and can be altered by things like hormonal changes, stress, mood, diet and medications.
How can I make my fragrance last longer?
Fragrance lasts longer on some people than on others because of differences in our skin (oily or dry) and in our PH levels. The easiest ways to achieve a longer effect are by moisturizing and/or layering your fragrance. Try using the fragrance bath gel, (if the company offers one), then the moisturizer or powder, and finish off with the Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum or Eau de Cologne.
Applying your fragrance after a shower can help it last longer, as well as spraying it low on the body, behind your ears and on your neck, so that the scent rises. A light spritz on the hair can last all day.
What are some of the Fragrance Abbreviations?
- EDT: Eau de Toilette
- EDP: Eau de Parfum
- Col: Cologne
- C/S: Cologne Spray
- A/S: After-Shave
- Spy: Spray
- Sp: Spray
- B/L: Body Lotion
- Bdy: Body
- B/P: Body Powder
- D/P: Dusting Powder
- Dust: Dusting
- Pwdr: Powder
- B/C: Body Cream
- B/G: Bath Gel
- Conc: Concentrate
- P/S: Purse Spray