Perfume FAQ

Basic Perfumes FAQs

Each perfume is comprised of many different scents, that 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.

Do certain perfumes need to be handled differently?

Perfumes should always be kept in a cool, dry place and away from the sunlight. Sunlight can misbalance the ingredients of the perfume and it can go bad. Always keep your perfume inside the box to make it last longer.

Will I pay duties on the perfumes I order?

For maximum compatibility: All items are sent person-to-person, marked as GIFT and are shipped with International Registered Post(airmail) with tracking number.
Please be informed that even though we take extreme measures to the best of our ability to help our customers receive their items in accordance with the shipment of duty-free goods worldwide, once the package leaves our warehouse, we accept absolutely no further responsibility for the package as we do not have any control over your local post office OR Customs Office.
Please visit our ‘shipping’ page for more details about shipping:

http://www.perfume-stores.com/shipping/

How do I track the shipment of my perfume?

When you buy a discount perfume it is shipped to you through a reliable courier service. You get an email about the shipment details and you can always track the shipment online.

How long does a perfume last?

The best fragrances smell their best for about 4 hours or more. Some perfumes last throughout the day but the aroma fades gradually. You may want to reapply for a stronger scent.

How much do you charge for shipping?

We ship all our orders using priority airmail. Priority airmail takes from 10 to 21 business days, from date of shipment, for you to receive your order.

Priority airmail costs $6.99 per perfume ordered to all the countries we ship to.
We will consider EMS shipping to certain countries, please enquire through our contact page.

Is it better to use a spray or a splash?

The perfume will smell the same for a spray or a splash. However, a spray lasts longer then a splash because a lesser amount of the perfume is used when you apply it.

Is it better to use a spray or a splash?

The perfume will smell the same for a spray or a splash. However, a spray lasts longer then a splash because a lesser amount of the perfume is used when you apply it.

Is it feasible to buy perfumes online?

Many people today buy perfume online because it safes them money and time. There are many reliable sources from which you can buy perfumes online. We pride ourselves on providing genuine quality goods.

Is it safe to buy perfumes online?

It is perfectly safe to buy perfume from online perfume stores. Look for a perfume store that has the seal of security and your credit card information will be absolutely safe.

Is it true that the same perfume can smell differently on different people?

The body chemistry, age and diet of a person affect the fragrance of a perfume. Hence, the same perfume may smell different on different people.

Some fragrances are longer lasting? Why is it so?

The smell of perfumes depends on the skin type and PH level of people. Dry skin absorbs the perfume faster and the perfume fades quicker. Applying a matching body oil or lotion can extend the lasting effect of a perfume.

What are notes?

There are essentially three different scents in a perfume and these are called notes. The top notes can be smelled first and last for about 10 minutes. The middle notes emanate after about 15 minutes of application and can last up to an hour or more than that. The bottom notes are heavier and can last for several hours.

What are unboxed perfumes?

Unboxed perfumes are authentic and genuine perfumes where the outer box has been removed because it got damaged during transit. An authentic unboxed perfume will smell the same as a boxed perfume.

What countries do you ship to?

All of the perfumes shipped from perfume-stores.com are sent through international airmail, and comply with international mail regulations in regard to the sale and shipping of duty-free products Worldwide.
We mostly ship to countries where we can provide postage tracking numbers, namely:

Brazil, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, Hong Kong, Iceland, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Romania, Russia,, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Ukraine, U.S.A. Australia, Greece

What information do I get from perfume reviews?

Perfume reviews give you all the possible information about any perfume. You get information about the different notes on any perfume as well as the best time to wear the perfume. You also get to see comments from people who have earlier used the perfume whose review you are going through.

What is the difference between perfume, EDP, EDT and EDC?

The amount of oil (called juice) makes the difference between all these. The more the concentration of the oil the more intense is the aroma. The highest concentration of oil is found in perfume. The next highest concentration, in decreasing order, is found in Eau de Parfum (EDP), Eau de Toilette (EDT) and Eau de Cologne (EDC).

Where can I find perfume reviews?

Perfume reviews can be found all over the Internet. There are plenty of perfume websites that have their experts write the reviews. There are many independent blogs and discussion forums that discuss about all the possible perfumes available. You can Google for perfume reviews and there will be thousands of websites made available to you as the search result.

Why is alcohol used in perfumes?

If there is no alcohol in the perfume then the aroma will not come out of your body at all. Alcohol evaporates from the skin and the aroma of the perfume emanates along with it. Alcohol is the prime reason why you can smell the perfume on someone.

Why is it that discount perfume sites charge less on the price of the perfumes?

Discount perfumes are available to you because the seller makes profit out of volumes and not margin. When you visit a discount perfume website you will find all the best known perfumes listed with them.