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Where to apply it
The best place is to apply your fragrance is on your pulse points: the neck, the inside of your elbows and knees, your wrists or behind your ears, as the mood strikes you. These are the areas of your body with the greatest concentration of heat, so the fragrance will be diffused most quickly. If you're using a mister, keep the bottle 10 to 15 cm away from your body, depending on the intensity desired. Avoid rubbing your wrists together after application; it will break up the fragrance molecules, distorting their olfactory qualities.
How to make it last
The secret to making your fragrance last: apply a body moisturizer first so the fragrance has a base it can adhere to. You can also apply a few drops to your accessories, like your scarf or belt. Or try it on your hairbrush. The porous nature of hair helps trap the scent, releasing it throughout the day. A word to the wise: avoid applying fragrances to synthetic fabrics, which will change the scent of your fragrance; or to silk, which can be easily and irreversibly stained.
How to conserve it
Generally speaking, fragrance can be kept for one to three years after opening. Depending on the quality of your fragrance, its life can be extended by protecting it from its worst enemies: light, heat, air and humidity.
The olfactive families are first divided into large categories, and are then included in a sub-family according to the dominant notes of the fragrance.
Discover all the variations for her and for him.
Typically masculine, this family blends top notes of aromatic herbs like sage, rosemary and thyme with a hint of lavender accompanied by middle notes of hesperides or spice.
Subfamilies: aquatic, aromatic, woody, spicy, fougere, fruity, citrus.
Dominated by woody notes, this family features sandalwood and cedar, often accompanied by vetiver, patchouli and spices. For her, these woody notes are blended with floral ones.
Subfamilies for her : aromatic, citrus, woody, floral, gourmand, sparkling, sweet & salty.
Subfamilies for him: amber, aquatic, aromatic, woody, leather, spicy, floral, fougere, fresh, fruity, citrus, oriental.
This olfactory family is inspired by the perfume Cyprus, created by François Coty in 1917. It featured a popular blend of oak moss, patchouli, rose and bergamot. With its recent return to popularity, this family is now called Modern Cyprus.
Subfamilies for her: chypre, floral, fruity.
Subfamilies for him: woody, chypre.
The most popular for her, this olfactory family uniting fragrances whose main theme is composed of flowers. For him,
Subfamilies for her: amber, aquatic, aromatic, woody, chypre, spicy, floral, fresh, fruity, citrus, musky, oriental, sparkling, vanilla, green.
Subfamilies for him: woody, green.
This family is a blend of floral and oriental notes like subtle amber, spice and vanilla combined with a floral bouquet.
Subfamilies: amber, woody, floral, floriental, fruity, gourmant.
Typically masculine, this family is an olfactory fantasy concept. Composed of lavender, fresh herbs and oak moss, it often features aromatic, aquatic, Asian or woody notes.
Subfamilies: aquatic, aromatic, fougere, fresh, citrus, oriental.
Bursting with freshness and a hint of decadence, this family features a bubbly side with woody or spicy notes in its finish.
Subfamily: woody, like L’Homme by Yves Saint Laurent.
The name of this family is inspired by the mythical Greek garden of Hesperides, home to fruit trees like bergamot, lemon, orange and mandarin, from which the perfume’s essential oils are derived. This family features the very first Eaux de Cologne.
Subfamilies for her: aromatic, woody, floral, citrus.
Subfamilies for him: citrus, aquatic, aromatic, woody, spicy.
Musk was originally made from animal sources but today it’s made from synthetic molecules called white musk, commonly used in a variety of fragrances. White musk is available in several compositions: powdery, floral, woody or fruity. Often considered a sexy scent, musk adds an aphrodisiac touch to perfumes.
Subfamily: spicy, like Ivresse by Lise Watier.
Characterized by spicy, amber notes, this family is inspired by the fragrances of the Orient. Comprised of balms, resins, exotic spices and precious woods, it also often features vanilla notes.
Subfamilies for her: amber, aromatic, woody, floral, fruity, gourmand, musky, oriental, vanilla.
Subfamilies for him: amber, aromatic, woody, leather, spicy, fougere, fresh, fruity, gourmand, citrus, oriental.
Discover to which family your favorite fragrance belongs, and which perfumes contain similar notes.You can also come in store! Your Jean Coutu cosmetician will advise you with pleasure, and offer you a free sample. You’re in for a pleasant surprise…