Eau de parfum (or EDP for short) is traditional alcohol-based perfume that usually comes in spray bottles. It has a higher sillage, or "throw," compared to perfume oils due to the lifting effect that the alcohol has on the fragrance compounds, making top notes especially more noticeable than in oil-based perfume. The literal translation from French is "perfume water."
**While eau de parfum is technically a term that refers to a strength of 15-20% pure fragrance compounds, our EDPs contain between 30-40% pure fragrance compounds. This level of strength is known as extrait de parfum, which translates from the French as "perfume extract," and is known in perfumery as the highest concentration of scent available.
In our EDPs, we use premium, 200 proof, denatured grain alcohol. This alcohol leaves no scent behind after it dries.
Resting: Upon receiving your order in the mail, it's always a good idea to let your perfumes rest for a couple days at least before trying them. Extremes of heat and cold during travel can temporarily alter the scent of a perfume.
Application: Open the cap and spray on clothes, hair, and skin from a distance of about 1-2 feet to get the most even application. Press the atomizers in quick, firm bursts to maximize the fineness of the mist.
Since our EDPs contain between 30-40% fragrance compounds, which sometimes give a pronounced color to the alcohol, please be careful about applying to clothing as it may stain. Be sure to only apply light pressure when smoothing perfume onto your skin. This will allow you to fully experience the top and heart notes.
Perfume plays off your skin chemistry and goes through its own aging process. Test over time to see how it changes.
Safety: It is always advisable to test a small amount of any new perfume on the sensitive skin of your inner elbow before use. If signs of irritation develop such as burning, redness/rash, or itching then discontinue use immediately and wash the perfume off with soap and warm water.
Please always consult with your doctor before using fragrances (including natural perfumes) if you are pregnant or nursing, or if you have a health condition which can be affected by the use of fragrances.
Perfume is for topical use only – do not ingest, no matter how good it smells! Please keep all perfume out of reach of children and pets.
Storage: Store your perfumes in a cool, dark place since sunlight and heat can damage them. Also be sure the lids are on tightly to avoid evaporation and oxidation. When stored properly, they will last for many years.