It can be tough to buy perfumes over the internet. After all, we buy perfume because we like the way it smells. If you don’t have time to go to the store, our Fragrance Finder, Try Me, and Try More services can help you choose a new scent you’ll love once it arrives. Are you interested in learning more? Allow us to be of assistance to you.
THE PERFUME SHOP’S FRAGRANCE FINDER
A’ French is a fantastic finder’s shop. Your first visit on your internet fragrance shopping excursion should be La’French. You’ll be asked a few questions about your favorite scents, and it’ll generate what we think are the best options for you, all guided by fragrance expert Micheal Edwards – it’s that easy!
Given the essential tie between fragrance and our sense of smell, it may seem strange to consider purchasing an eau de toilette without first taking a sniff. However, much as we often buy items without trying them on, an increasing number of us are now purchasing fragrances online without ever having tried them on.
It’s simple to see why: there are a plethora of amazing money-saving offers available online, and purchasing through a website is both quick and handy. Furthermore, if you live far from a department shop or pharmacy, purchasing your fragrance online may be your only alternative.
If you can order a sample, I’d always encourage doing so, but if you can’t, ordering online can still be successful.” “You just need to work holistically before placing that final order, gathering as much information as possible and leveraging the cues provided by the [fragrance] names, packaging, and descriptions.”
DO YOUR RESEARCH
According to a study, purchasing a fragrance is similar to purchasing a plasma screen TV or a set of golf clubs: it’s all about gathering as much information as possible before pressing the ‘Buy Now’ button.
“Find out which notes (including sandalwood, pink pepper, and amber) appear in your favorite scents using internet fragrance sites like La’French, and apply that information while researching your next scent.”
It’s always worth checking out what real people are saying about your possible purchase, just like it is with anything else you can buy online. “There are some fantastic scent blogs and websites out there,” says Chris Beastall of Ape to Gentleman, a men’s grooming blog. The following are worth a look:
IGNORE THE PRICE
A high price does not always imply a good smell, and not all low-cost fragrances are equally poor.
KNOW YOUR NAMES
“The name is often helpful in determining the character of a fragrance,” Craven explains. “Words like ‘intense,’ ‘extreme,’ ‘black,’ ‘night,’ ‘passion,’ ‘fraiche,’ and ‘water’ all communicate a sense of the mood and intensity of a smell.” Fragrances like Boss Bottled Night, Nuit d’Issey, and Bvlgari Man Black, for example, are rich and warm and meant to be worn in the evening, but Versace Man Eau Fraîche and Davidoff Cool Water are light and refreshing and better suited to the day.
Fragrances with the words “night” or “black” in the title (top) are usually rich and warm, whereas those with the words “water” or “fraiche” in the title (bottom) are normally fresh and light. However, you won’t always be able to deduce a fragrance’s characteristics from its name.
CONSIDER THE COLOUR
For decades, the advertising business has used color to identify items, and the same is true in the fragrance sector. “While scent packaging may not necessarily mirror what’s in the bottle,” Craven explains, “there are times when packaging will refer to the character of the smell within. ” And every clue helps when you’re shopping blind.
Pale, ice blues have long been linked with freshness in advertising, and they’re frequently used in the packaging of marine or ‘aquatic’ perfumes like Davidoff Cool Water, Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue Pour Homme, and Ferragamo’s Acqua Essenziale in fragrance. Expect a clean, watery freshness from these, with a dash of salty sea spray thrown in for good measure. Others have a Mediterranean flavour, such as Tom Ford’s Neroli Portofino and Acqua di Parma’s Blu Mediterraneo Ginepro di Sardegna. Citrus scents and aromatic herbs come to mind.
Gold is frequently used in fragrance packaging as a shorthand for wealthy, expensive, exotic compositions. Even if you’ve never tried Paco Rabanne’s 1 Million or Amouage Gold Man, you may get a good idea of their personalities: think heady, rich fragrances that are excellent for evening wear.
Yellow packaging, like that found encasing Balmain Monsieur and Acqua di Parma Colonia, is frequently associated with happiness, spontaneity, and summer. A perfect perfume for women is viewed to be in the colour yellow.
There aren’t any awards for guessing what many of the scents in green boxes and bottles smell like. It’s no surprise that the notes in vetiver perfumes recall leaves or newly cut grass, however vetiver fragrances – which are generally packaged in green – are woodier and smokier. These are considered long lasting perfumes for women.