How to choose a perfume or aftershave
Fragrances to make you smell great and feel good.
What is the difference between perfume and parfum?
The truth is there is no difference. They are one and the same. Parfum is simply the French word for perfume, so they are used interchangeably. However, there are several types of perfume, and that tends to be where the confusion starts. If you want to know what the difference is between perfume and eau de parfum, or between eau du parfum and eau du toilette, take a look at the explanations below.
What is Eau de Cologne?
Eau de colognes are typically used to freshen up. With a gentle fragrance concentration of between 2-5 percent, they tend to last around 2 hours.
What is Eau Fraiche?
Eau fraiche perfumes are very delicate in their composition and have the lowest fragrance concentration; normally between 1-3 percent. Like eau de colognes, they only last for up to 2 hours.
What are the different notes in perfume?
Simply put, the notes in perfumes are the way we describe the different scents that a perfume has. There are 3 classes, top notes, heart notes and base notes.
Fragrance families are how we group various perfumes and aftershaves into categories that contain distinctive characteristics. Some fragrances will fit into one particular category, whilst most will draw on elements from 2 or even 3 of them.
Our favourite perfume for women
Our favourite perfume for men
Unisex fragrances are designed with both men and women in mind, so they smell great on everyone. Here are some of our fave gender-neutral fragrances.
All about aftershave
What is aftershave?
Aftershave is simply the product you apply after you have shaved. When you shave, it can also remove pieces of the top layer of the skin, leaving it damaged. Applying aftershave helps your skin to recover afterwards.
What does aftershave do?
There are two main purposes that aftershave has. Firstly, it heals your face post-shave. It contains an astringent which helps to reduce your chances of developing a bacterial infection from any cuts you may get whilst shaving. Secondly, it has hydrating properties that prevent your skin from drying out. The nice fragrances they also have are just the bonus!
Our favourite aftershaves
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