Perfume oils differ from traditional alcohol-based perfumes in that the oil they're made with is skin-hydrating, and can morph more to your unique skin chemistry. They're also the oldest style of perfumery — fragrant resins, spices, and herbs were steeped in oil in Ancient Egypt as early as 10,000 BCE. Since oil is less volatile than alcohol, the fragrance will have less sillage, or "throw," and wear more closely to the skin.
**We use fractionated coconut oil as our carrier oil, and our oils are always made at extrait strength with 30-40% pure fragrance compounds in every batch. Extrait de parfum, which translates from the French as "perfume extract," is known in perfumery as the highest concentration of scent available.
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: To apply our rollerballs, remove the protective film (if a sample), then roll over your pulse points. To get more flow from rollerballs, press straight down firmly on the ball with your thumb and roll it around in the housing to loosen it. Repeat this process until the flow is as desired.
To open our sample vials, wiggle the cap back and forth carefully while gently lifting. Apply to your skin with the attached applicator wand, or you may tip the vial upside down with your finger over the opening to get a slightly larger amount. Dab the oil on your pulse points - wrists, neck, and behind your ears and knees. These areas will warm the scent and make it stronger.
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.
Storage: Perfume can live a long, happy life if stored in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and temperature fluctuations. Rollerballs have the potential to leak if not stored upright. Be sure that the lids are on tightly to avoid evaporation and oxidation. When stored properly, they will last for many years.