Perfume oils differ from traditional alcohol-based perfumes in that the oil they're made with is skin-hydrating, so they also tend to have greater longevity on the skin than alcohol-based perfume. 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 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. Gently smooth the perfume onto your skin without rubbing it in. This will allow you to fully experience the top and heart notes.
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.