Frequently Asked Questions
Goods and Service Tax(GST)
Effective 1 July 2017, GST is charged at 5% for Agarbathis, 18% for Perfume Oils and 28% for Perfumes with Ethanol. Orders sold and shipped by Jasperfumes.in within India. For shipments to countries outside India, Import Duty will be applicable inclusive of GST. The advertised prices for products displayed at Jasperfumes.in are inclusive of GST.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we ship internationally for bulk orders. For inquiries contact email@example.com
What is the difference between Pure Perfume, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette, and Eau de Cologne?
The differences are the amount or concentration of oils in the fragrance. The highest concentration is in pure perfume. Next is Eau de Parfum, then Eau de Toilette, and finally Eau de Cologne. Some manufacturers make a solid perfume, solid perfume is as strong as a pure perfume however it is in a gel-like consistency.
Eau De Toilette and Eau De Cologne are generally interchangeable, especially in Men’s fragrances. After Shave has the minimum amount of oils. The more the concentration the longer your fragrance will last, and the less you need to apply.
What is the difference between a splash and a spray?
There is no difference in the fragrance, the difference is in the method of application. However, a spray bottle, sealed all the time, may have a longer lifespan. Making the decision between spray and splash is entirely a matter of choice.
What is a tester?
Testers are even more discounted than the boxed versions and are great if you don’t have a need for the fancy box. Testers are 100% genuine, fresh and completely full just like the original fragrance, however, they are meant for the counter in a store. Testers often come in a white box but sometimes they do not have a cap or a box. No packaging means you save even more.
What do fragrance notes refer to?
Fragrances are comprised of many different scents called “notes.”
Top notes are very light and last for 5-10 minutes. Middle notes work about 15 minutes after application. These can last up to an hour or more. Bottom notes have the heavier ingredients. These last longer, usually for several hours.
How can I keep my perfumes stay longer??
Keep all fragrances in a cool and dry place away from windows as sunlight makes various ingredients to react. An opened bottle must be kept in its box to ensure a longer shelf life.
HOW TO APPLY PERFUME?
- You just spray it on your wrists, rub them on each other and behind your ears. But since you’ve spent money on that fabulous bottle of perfume, you may as well do a little research on how to wear it well.
The cloud of scent or targeted sprays?
Some people spray the perfume in the air and then walk through it. They say that the scent disperses evenly over their bodies. However, if you walk through the cloud of scent clothed, not much perfume lands on the skin where it can warm and develop. Spray once on the skin. The scent then warms and rises. If the fragrance is light, spray on the neck, so that the scent is closer to the nose. Do scent your wrists sometimes so that you can get to know a perfume better by sniffing your wrist. Another place to dab scent if testing it is on the fleshy part of the back of your hand, between the thumb and index finger.
Spray clothing or not?
“Of course not!” One of the benefits of a signature scent is that you can always identify your own coat.
Rub or let dry?
Aromachologist says not to rub your wrists together when you apply perfume because that could crush its molecules, always let your perfume dry without rubbing your wrists together.
When to reapply?
Perfume won’t show its true character if it is reapplied— even if it’s applied to itself. Ascent is designed to work on the skin from its top notes. If you interrupt and complicate this by reapplying scent, you won’t smell the perfume.
In the end, though the best advice about applying perfume is to “Be extravagant with perfume and with love.”
What are fragrance and families?
At the simplest level, fragrance families are classification systems that assign individual fragrances into olfactory groups based on their predominant characteristics. So, four different fragrances with identical notes used in different proportions could be classified into four different fragrance families. You’ve probably heard of some of the basic families: citrus, oriental, chypre, wood, etc. The way in which fragrances get assigned to their respective category is simple: someone who understands fragrance families smells the perfume and makes a decision.
And why should you care? Well, the most common use of the classifications is to help people find fragrances they might like without wasting time smelling things that aren’t to their taste, or, Each fragrance family has a unique personality and, instinctively, you will prefer fragrances from some and dislike ones from others. You know all those automated systems that ask what fragrance you like, then suggest some others you might like? Those are all based on fragrance family. It’s also the reason that many sales associates ask what your favorite fragrance is, although in practice, what they suggest after you answer is not always from the same fragrance family.
Many people, of course, like fragrances from more than one family, and some perfumes like fragrances from all of the fragrance families. Still, knowing the fragrance family can be very helpful simply in that it might give you some clues as to a fragrance’s general character. Let’s say that you know that Brand X is coming out with a new fragrance, and the notes are mandarin, cardamom, jasmine, amber and musk. As we already know, that’s probably not a complete list of notes, but even if it was, it wouldn’t tell you much about what the scent might smell like. If you knew that it was a citrus, say, or an oriental or a floral, that might help you decide whether or not it was something you wanted to try.
The next wrinkle is that there is more than one classification system in use. The best known is from Michael Edwards, who has been classifying fragrances since 1983. Edwards uses four general categories on a “fragrance wheel”: fresh, floral, oriental and woody. Each of those categories has sub-categories; including the category aromatic fougere, which is in the center of the fragrance wheel, there are 14 basic categories, and then there are further sub-categories under each of those. Two popular categories, chypre and fruity floral, do not strictly speaking, exist in this system. Chypres are usually classified under the “Mossy Woods” category, and fruity florals under the more general term “Fruity” or under the fruity subgroup of the “Floral” category.
Société Française des Parfumeurs uses 7 categories – citrus, floral, fougere, chypre, woody, amber, and leather. Each of these has numerous sub-categories (floral, for instance, includes soliflore, floral musky, floral bouquet, floral aldehydic, floral green, floral fruity woody, floral woody, floral marine and floral fruity). Notably, oriental is neither a category nor a sub-category under this system.
You will see other systems in use as well, and many retailers use their own adaptations.
Why doesn’t fragrance last on me?
Unfortunately, your body causes perfumes to evaporate more quickly from your skin. Aromachologist would say that your skin ‘throws off’ fragrance. The rate of evaporation doubles or triples on your skin. Why? The acidity of your skin plays a greater role in it.
The solution: Put an emollient layer between your skin and your perfume. ‘Layer’ your fragrance to extend its life. Use a body lotion or body cream that matches your fragrance to create a soothing foundation for the Eau de toilette. It will slow down evaporation and double the life of the perfume.
A second solution: Use the matching bath oils of your favorite fragrances as oil perfumes. After your bath or shower, while your skin is dry but still warm from the water, stroke the fragrant bath oil across your pulse points. Finish with a light spray of fragrance.
How does climate affect the fragrance we wear?
Summer heat increases the impact of odor. The hotter the weather, the more rapidly the “notes” of a fragrance leave the skin. The answer: a lighter fragrance re-applied more frequently. Winter tones down scent; in cold weather the fragrance molecules “lift” more slowly and the top, heart and base notes develop more gradually. That’s why you can wear a more potent fragrance in colder weather.
I have dry skin, do I need to apply my fragrance more??
Yes. Dry skin doesn’t have as much capacity to retain the scent molecules for as long as oily skin, so you’ll need to apply fragrance more often throughout the day.
Will smoking affect the way a fragrance wears on my skin?
Yes. Nicotine in cigarette changes your body chemistry and affects the way you smell. If you smoke, you’ll find that your sense of smell is duller.