Fragrance Tips from an ‘Industry Insider’

Perfume Tips

This holiday season, I’ve been working in the fragrances department of a major department store. As such, I’ve learned a thing or two (or nine) about fragrances that all perfume-wearers should know!

  • A commonly-asked question that I get is, “What’s the difference between Eau de Parfum and Eau de Toilette?”. Do be aware of this difference! The short answer is that Eau de Parfum has a higher concentration of essential oils and has a stronger smell, meaning it’ll linger longer, while Eau de Toilette is lighter and you might need more to get the same scent-payoff. The long answer is that while this is often the case, some brands make their EDT and EDP of the same fragrance smell completely different. For example, Givenchy’s Hot Couture EDP is more of a mature, Chanel-Number-5-esque scent, while Hot Couture EDT smells like raspberries and cotton candy. When in doubt, ask an associate! Read more!
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    Exam Survival Kit
    Exam season is upon us (us being college and university students in Canada and some parts of the US), so I thought I’d make a little post of some of the products I reach for regularly when I’m stressed and sleep-deprived.

    This doesn’t have to be just for students, either; anyone can use these products, any time. They’re all tried in the most rigorous of conditions, so you can be confident that they work!

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    Marc Jacobs Dot

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