Myth: Does more intense perfume means it last longer on the skin?

False, the intensity of the perfume is not equivalent to the longevity of the perfume. The longevity of the fragrance depends on several other factors such as the percentage of neat fragrance oil (Is the perfume a EDP, EDT or EDC?) and the ingredients used in the formulation. 

For example, a citrus fragrance can smell intense, however, it does not last as long as an amber fragrance with more base notes. Moreover, a EDP will last significantly longer as compared to EDC. This is why Scent Journer Dancing Blue Bees EDP, last the longest amount of time between 8 to 9 hours. 


Myth: Rubbing your wrists helps to fix the perfume and make the skin absorb the perfume better.

This is false too. Perfume is commonly applied in the wrist area as it is a pulse point (which means it is warm in this area and can help the perfume naturally diffuse better). However, rubbing the wrists together does not help the fragrance to absorb into the skin, in fact, it breaks down the delicate light molecule and decrease the longevity of the perfume on skin as the top notes has already dissipate into the air.

The best way is to let it rest and naturally absorb into the skin. In this manner, the fragrance oil will break down organically throughout the day.


Myth: The more expensive the perfume, the better.

The price of a perfume depends on a few factors, such as the quality of ingredients used and the brand. It is generally true that higher cost means higher quality ingredients are used.

However, the best perfume is the one that you feel most comfortable in. 


Myth: perfume smells different depending on who wears it

True! Not only does a perfume smell different on different skin, it also smells different from the blotter/ smelling strip a.k.a the paper that sales assistant spray on.

Hence, it is important to test the fragrance on you before committing to one. 

The reason why perfume smells different on everyone is because everyone skin is different, our skin pH is different, our diet is different and our microbiome is different. Hence this changes how perfume smells on our skin. You may read more here.


Discovery set
to test the perfume on you before committing to one. 

This is why we created a discovery gift set for you to try out our classic perfumes at your own pace before committing to one. Scent Journer perfumes are formulated to empower and uplift your mood! You can also get a free $20 voucher* when you purchase the Discovery gift Set today. It is also perfect for gifting to a friend when you do not know what he or she likes.


Myth: A signature perfume is for life.

This depends on personal preference. However, we believe that perfumes are like clothes and hairstyle. Your personal style and taste change over time. Hence, it is always fun to switch up different perfume based on your mood too.

Secondly, wearing the same perfume everyday may cause your nose to get too used to it and you may not smell your favourite scent that well. Our sense of smell is build for primitive uses: to sense danger for survival. Your nose may get nose fatigue from using the the same scent too often and your brain may mark your perfume as your own smell. 

Ultimately, perfuming yourself is a self-care activity, try to use finish your perfume within 2 years as all fragrances oxidize and change over time, so it is important to enjoy it and keep it in a cool place away from sunlight.



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