Fragrance Oil vs. Alcohol Based Perfume
✓long lasting (6-15 hours)—not long-lasting (1-3 hours)
✓cleaner, richer, truer scent—harsh, overbearing, overpowering
✓longer shelf life—a shorter self-life due to alcohol evaporation
✓less likely to cause allergic reaction—high probability of causing allergic reactions
So What’s Wrong With Your Perfume?
All commercially available "fragrances" are actually fragrance oils with fillers. The fillers are the medium through which the pure fragrance oil is applied to your skin. This is why your go-to scent smells lovely in the morning and non-existent by lunch.
Alcohol–based perfume comes on very strong because fragrance oils in alcohol evaporate faster than they would on their own. This gives the impression that the perfume is 10 or 15 times stronger than it actually is. So when you first apply your fragrance, the aroma may sometimes seem harsh and overwhelming. It’s really the alcohol in perfume that causes the scent to disappear in two or three hours after using it. The fragrance oils have evaporated along with the alcohol!
Why Fragrance Oil Is Better for You Than Perfume
replenishes your skin
Fragrance oil not only entices you with its smell but it nourishes and moisturizes your skin at the same time.
Alcohol is a drying agent used by industries all over the world as an additive to make things evaporate very quickly. Unfortunately for you, as the alcohol evaporates, it also takes away the fragrance and your own natural body oils along with it, drying your skin as it goes.
stability & consistency
Contrary to popular opinion, alcohol-based perfume tends to mute some of the finer top notes with its high evaporation rate. Essentially, using alcohol as the carrier for your fragrance flattens the intended complexity and robustness you could otherwise be enjoying.
Is it now becoming clearer why fragrance oils are the best way to wear your scent?
Even with fewer ingredients, like our own single-note scents, fragrance oils are far more expansive, emitting a richer aroma than perfume with alcohol fillers. Never offensive or overpowering, fragrance oils envelops you in a lush yet personal cocoon of perfume that is long lasting. The oil’s fragrance occupies only your own private space, leaving a gentle trail only where you choose.