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Mandarine Oranges and the Scent of the Chinese New Year

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The ‘Mandarine Orange’ is a sweet, juicy citrus fruit also named ‘Mandarin’ or ‘Mandarine’. Read about why they are the scent of the Chinese New Year.

The role of Mandarine Oranges in the Chinese New Year !

The mandarine orange is a native of China and an important symbol of Chinese traditionanl culture, a symbol of ‘good fortune’, with a significant sacral meaning during the Chinese New Year festivities.

Mandarines are symbols of the New Year and the expected positive changes. The shape and colour of mandarines symbolise the Sun and connects with the yang principle (the positive and generative force of nature). A symbol of good fortune, luck and success, mandarines are exchanged between families, friends and colleagues as offerings of goodwill during this time of festivities.

These richly coloured fruits (orange / red / gold) are placed on the family alter in a large pile during the Chinese New Year celebrations and are synoymous with prosperity and wealth. For the same reason, potted plants, rich with hanging mandarine oranges are a favourite indoor decoration during this festive season.

In Cantonese, mandarine are named “gut”, meaning “the lucky tree.” It is an ancient New Year tradition of the Chinese to place pairs of mandarines and red envelopes with money, beside the pillow of every child, in the box with the New Year treats and above the rice container of the home. It is believed this will bring good fortune to the house and its family.

The Chap Goh Meh Festival, the 15th day of the lunar New Year, marks the end of the Chinese New Year festivities and serves traditionally as a day for matchmaking. Young girls throw mandarine oranges into the rivers in the hope of gaining a husband by honouring the full moon. Likewise, young men line the streets straining to gain a glimpse of these young ladies who were normally not permitted outside in days gone bye.

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Other uses of Mandarine Oranges in China

The essential ingredient in many Chinese sauces is the dried peel of the mandarine orange due to its wonderful citrus oils and other aromatic notes that will richly perfume any dish and remove any oily taste.

On the other hand, in traditional Chinese medicine, the dried peel is used to regulate the flow of the energy of life ( or chi ). Natural philosophers in Old China prescribed the peel as a medical remedy to reduce phlegm, treat abdominal problems and to stimulate healthy digestion.

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Mandarine Orange in Perfumery

Peel away the rind of a mandarine orange and out bursts a tempting mix of citrus oils with hints of cloves, ginger, jasmine and orange blossom. There are also undertones of star anise and saffron.

In perfumery, mandarine essential oil is greatly valued in the top notes of many light floral accords and colognes, for its invigorating, juicy sweet and fruity note but also its sensual, floral, neroli-like trail. The essential oil also blends harmoniously with other citrus oils and with many spice oils (nutmeg, cinnamon, clove).

Here at PAIRFUM, we are proud to introduce our new ‘pink grapefruit’ fragrance which contains mandarine essential oil. The addition of mandarin orange oil to the grapefruit accord makes this a truely great fragrance. It is indeed the perfect fragrance for the Chinese New Year.

‘Pink Grapefruit’ is available in the following luxury scented candles and reed diffusers:

  • Reed Diffusers (petite, classic and large size and in the bell, cube and tower shapes)
  • Reed Diffuser refill oil
  • Snow Crystal Candles (classic and large)
  • Soy & Flower Wax Candle
  • Message Candle
Pairfum Large Reed Diffuser Bell Signature Pink Grapefruit

Other fragrances within the PAIRFUM Collection that exhibit notes of mandarin essential oil are the following perfumes :

  • ‘Mandarin Blossom & Sandalwood’
  • ‘White Nectarine’,
  • ‘Pink Powder & Violet’, and
  • ‘SPA’

Happy Chinese New Year

We would like to wish all of our customers, partners, friends and families a Happy Chinese New Year.

“Kung Hei Fat Choy”

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What Should I Look For When Buying Perfume?

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This is the second post in our mini-series of “How To Choose A Beautiful Perfume As A Gift This Christmas”

Today’s post is about the question ‘What should I look for when buying perfume?’ and ‘How can I avoid mistakes?’

Mistakes To Avoid

As a perfumer, I get asked this question frequently and these are my top tips

Evaluate the perfume first on a smelling strip, both initially and after it has settled. Once you find that you love it, only then try it on your skin and ideally at home, amongst the scents within your home.

This prevents you buying a perfume that is completely different outside the perfumery and/or on your skin.

Simple Mistakes to avoid:

  • never touch your nose with the fragrant smelling strip or everything will smell like the perfume you now have sitting on your nose
  • never let the smelling strips touch each, or they will all smell the same. Instead, hold them in one hand spread out like a fan.
  • only let the charming shop assistants spray perfume on your skin, once you have selected the perfume after trialling it on a smelling strip

A Step-By-Step Guide:

  • When using a smelling strip, bend up the tip of the strip (it somewhat prevents the scents from mixing when you accidentally bunch the scent strips together and it also prevents the scented tip from touching a surface when you put it down)
  • Write down the name of the perfume to remember what you sprayed. It becomes confusing when you have multiple smelling strips.
  • Spray the bent up tip 2-3 x times, holding the strip away from any surfaces.
  • Now smell the strip but not too deeply, as this will fatigue your nose. Smell lightly until you perceive the first notes and then take away the blotter and just ‘sense’ and enjoy the experience.
  • Can you recognise any ingredients? Your first impressions are typically the ‘top notes’.
  • Return later to the smelling strip and you will notice the fragrance gradually evolves to ‘heart’ and ‘base notes’.
  • Nasal fatigue sets in after about 3 x fragrances so take a break of 3 minutes, ideally away from the scented ‘cloud’ of the perfumery isle. It is scientifically proven that smelling coffee beans makes no difference.
  • Smell the perfumes again after 48 / 24 / 8 / 4 / 2 hours.
  • Pick the perfumes you love and wear them to fully experience the fragrance.

We have a detailed guide on our website:
https://www.pairfum.com/how-to-evaluate-sample-test-or-smell-perfume/

Online Shopping

Our Recommendation For Perfume Shopping Online

1. Make sure the company includes a free mini tester of the perfume you are buying so that you can try the perfume before you open the pack.

2. Does the retailer offer a free returns policy?

Once the perfume retailer offers both, shopping for perfume online becomes:

  • risk free, as you can return the scent easily, if it is not right (either for you or for the person you have gifted it to), and
  • superior to shopping instore, as you can extensively trial the perfume on your skin and surrounded by your own, familiar scents.

In this context, look out for ‘Experience Boxes’, ‘Fragrance Libraries’ or ‘Discovery Sets’. They are a great way to try new perfumes before you upgrade to a full-sized bottle.

Here is a link to the Perfume Experience Box that we offer:

https://www.pairfum.com/product/fragrance-library-perfume-experience-box-collection/

Summing up, we hope these simple tips make a little easier to choose a wonderful perfume as a gift without the usual risks.

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What Are The Different Types Of Perfume?

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This is the first post in our mini-series of “How To Choose A Beautiful Perfume As A Gift This Christmas”

Today’s post is about the question ‘What are the different types of perfume?’

When speaking about ‘types’ of perfumes, this can be answered in many different ways.

Oil Concentration

This question about ‘type’ refers to the concentration of fragrance oil within the perfume and we have the following types:

  • Parfum
  • Eau de Parfum
  • Eau de Toilette
  • Eau de Cologne
  • Aftershave / Cologne
  • Spritzer

We have detailed description of each of these on our website within ‘FAQs – which types of perfumes last the longest’:
https://www.pairfum.com/faqs-perfume-frequently-asked-questions/

Olfactive Profile

We categorising fragrances by the fragrance type, the perfume industry has created ‘categories’ and these the main ones:

  • Oriental
  • Floral
  • Floriental
  • Fougere / Fern
  • Chypre
  • Aromatic
  • Woody
  • Citrus
  • Amber
  • Fruity

We have a more detailed description of each of these categories on our website, towards the bottom of this page under ‘classification’:
https://www.pairfum.com/perfume-description/

Gender

This split of perfume types by gender is quite obvious and yet, the past 20-30 years have seen the rise of the ‘unisex’ perfume.

Today, it can be argued that these ‘types’ of perfumes are outdated, as modern women happily wear very masculine fragrances, as well as men wearing more feminine notes without hesitation.

Season / Occasion / Activity

Changing our perfume with the season / occasion / activity is still a quite modern phenomenon, as it requires that we have more than a single perfume. Many consumers now have a collection of perfumes from which the select according to:

  • the Season: fresh in Spring / Summer and warmer for Autumn / Winter
  • Activity: a light, invigorating note for a sporting activity but a unique/strong/long-lasting note for going to a party
  • Occasion: an elegant fragrance for going to the Opera or a more assertive / confident note for a business meeting

Format

When it comes to perfume types, today we also have a large variety of perfume formats:

  • perfume spray: the 100ml perfume spray is still the most popular type of perfume but we have seen the rise of the 30ml travel or trial size of perfume
  • perfume rollers: they tend to be popular for non-alcoholic perfume oils
  • perfume pen: this is a new format that competes with the roller but offers the benefit of the alcoholic perfume we love from the sprays.
  • solid perfume: these tend to be perfumed waxes, an another new format. Its robustness, i.e. it can’t break, and compactness, i.e. small flat tin, make it very popular as a travel, handbag or sporting accessory.
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Sea Salt, Sage & Amber – Would you love another Holiday?

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Remember your last beach holiday. Relive your vacation with a perfume that transports you right back to the beach you enjoyed so much:

A wonderfully fresh, sophisticated fragrance where Sage & Grapefruit are enriched by hints of fresh Bergamot and Tangerine top notes. The invigorating heart is enlivened with nuances of Seaweed, a fresh Sea breeze, Sea Salt and Kelp, all of which becomes smooth with a soft base of Musk, Amber and Cedarwood.

Olfactive Family: Aromatic

Gender: Unisex

Type: Eau de Parfum Intense

Batch: Limited Edition

Content: 100 ml / 3.4 fl. oz

Natural & Handmade | Essential Oils | Vegan | Cruelty-free | Eco-Friendly

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£120 | € 140 | US$ 170 |

Shop for it here:
https://www.pairfum.com/product/sea-salt-sage-amber-eau-de-parfum/

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Queen Elizabeth II has died

Queen Elizabeth II Death

Buckingham Palace announces that Queen Elizabeth II, the UK’s longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.

Our thoughts are with her family and the entire nation.

Queen Elizabeth was a shining beacon for Britain and a much admired Monarch globally.

In a constantly changing world, her sense of duty, dignity and dedication to the nation were exemplary. The number and variety of tributes that are being paid to her by so many different people from across the world, show much she meant.

She will be sadly missed.

Here is an article with key moments throughout her life.

Queen Elizabeth II
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Happy Father’s Day

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Fathers (and Mothers) mean the world to us and we should tell them today. Yes, make a special effort to actually tell them today because it is too easy to take them for granted, as they are ever present in our lives.

Celebrate them today and remember the ones that have passed.

How are you going to show your Dad, how much he means to you? We would love to find out from you.

Here are two brief poems for Father’s Day you can use in your Happy Father’s Day card:

A short poem from son to father:

Dad you know that I like Batman,
And Superman’s cool too,
But I don’t really need them,
As long as I have you!

Another poem from daughter to father:

Congratulations Dad,
You’ve raised a child with flair!
You gave me looks and brains and modesty
All beyond compare!

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Father’s Day: How Do You Find The Perfect Gift?

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We all love our fathers (and mothers). They dedicate their life to bringing us up, they love us unconditionally, they ensure that we are being cared for, they worry that we are happy, they help us on our path in life … and so much.

One of the first words we learn to say is the word for ‘FATHER’, no matter where we come from in the World but the word may differ slightly from place to place. It may be: Athair, Daidí , Daddy, Dad, Baba, Papa, Pappie, Ate, Poppa or Abbu, Abba, Faoire, Vater, Ayaa, Pai, Pa, Tad, Otec, Otosan, Babbo or Tad …

What name do you give your father?

However we write or say it, the meaning behind it is always the same: the one who Loves and Protects us unconditionally, one we trust and turn to for help and guidance.

On Father’s Day we have the opportunity to show them how much they mean to us and how grateful we are to them.

So, … how do you plan to say: “Thank You for Everything you do and have done for me.”

How do you find the Fathers Day Gift that is guaranteed not to disappoint?

We all know that Aftershave & Perfume are some of the most popular Father’s Day gifts but it is so easy to buy the wrong one, unless you buy the same as always.

Where is the surprise element in that, if you buy the same gift again, and again?

How do you show that you really care and thought about them?

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We have the perfect solution:

Buy 12 x perfumes instead of just one.

Let them discover & enjoy these exquisite perfumes in their own time and space, without having to go shopping.

Let them discover which perfumes they actually enjoy. Which ones get them noticed? After all, who doesn’t like Compliments?

Is your Father a Connoisseur? Does he enjoy good wines, craft beers, artisan cheeses, boutique chocolates, …? Is he the type of person that appreciates The Finer Things in Life?

If so, … then this Fragrance Library was designed with him in mind.

This is the ideal shopping experience for a man: no trailing from shop to shop, spending hours trying things out and then walking away with something you don’t really want.

In this Perfume Experience Box, they will discover a world of niche perfume that they would otherwise never come across, in stores or when somebody else chooses for them.

Who knows, your Father might become a Connoisseur of Perfume (maybe he already is).

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To ensure you have the Perfect Father’s Day Gift, we will include free gift-wrapping:

  • a luxury carrier bag, and
  • black & gold tissue paper

Just add this coupon code on the checkout page: fathersday2022

Alternatively, simply click on the the link below, add the Perfume Experience Box to your cart and the Gift-Wrap will be added automatically.

Celebrate this Father’s Day with the perfect Gift.

You can be sure, he won’t be disappointed.

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Jubilee Weekend Competition – The Winners

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The Winners Have Been Chosen!

A big round of Jubilee Cheers to the Winners in our Competition from all of us at Pairfum London.

In the meantime, we have notified our Winners and sent them the instructions how they can claim their Prizes.

We were pleasantly surprised by how many people entered the Prize Draw and yet the numbers were probably miniscule by comparison with the National Lottery.

Thank you to Everybody for taking part.

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This Jubilee Weekend, win one of 70 x Prizes!

Our Exclusive Jubilee Competition is now Live. It closes at midnight on the evening of Monday the 6th of June 2022.

This weekend Britain is celebrating the 70 years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth II.

In her honour we are running our exclusive Jubilee Competition. Submit your details below and join the competition.

This competition is now closed.

The Winners will be announced shortly

We have 70 x Prizes to win. Yes, you read this correctly, 70 x prizes. One for each year!

In fact, we have so many prizes and keep in mind there will only be relatively few entries to give you a fantastic chance to win.

Why? We are a Niche Perfumery House and we don’t send this email to millions of subscribers. It is only sent to our customers and fans.

The competition runs the entire Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend, between 2nd – 5th June.

This is a case of “Have Your Cake And Eat It”

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This Jubilee Weekend is about celebrating together and to enjoy each other’s company.

This is why we invite you to share this competition with your friends & family. Everybody is invited and nobody excluded.

The more of your friends & family you invite, the higher the chances somebody within your family & friends wins, maybe even several of them.

Submit your name below to have a chance to win our fabulous prizes:

This competition is now closed.

The Winners will be announced shortly.

Here is the list of the 70 x prizes:

  • 1st Prize: Eau de Parfum – Intense (100ml) – perfume of your choice
  • 2nd Price: Eau de Parfum – Intense (30ml) – perfume of your choice
  • 3rd Prize: Reed Diffuser Bell Large – perfume of your choice
  • 4th Prize: Perfume Experience Box
  • 5th Prize: Reed Diffuser Tower Classic – perfume of your choice
  • Prize 6 – 70: £10 Voucher for our website

We wish you good luck in the competition and hope that you or one of your friends & family will be amongst the winners.

Spend a wonderful Jubilee Weekend with your Friends & Family and win a prize on top.

Huib X

P.S. For all of you that have never won anything, this really is a great opportunity for you. You won’t be disappointed.

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Pairfum London Niche Perfumery House Happy Easter 2020

Happy Easter

A short poem about the meaning of Easter by Edmund Spenser (c. 1552-99):

“Easter”

Most glorious Lord of Lyfe! that, on this day,
Didst make Thy triumph over death and sin;
And, having harrowd hell, didst bring away
Captivity thence captive, us to win:
This joyous day, deare Lord, with joy begin;
And grant that we, for whom thou diddest dye,
Being with Thy deare blood clene washt from sin,
May live for ever in felicity!

And that Thy love we weighing worthily,
May likewise love Thee for the same againe;
And for Thy sake, that all lyke deare didst buy,
With love may one another entertayne!
So let us love, deare Love, lyke as we ought,
—Love is the lesson which the Lord us taught.

A Poem by Edmund Spenser (c. 1552-99)

Comment:

In medieval England and into the Elizabethan era, Easter was a more important religious festival than Christmas.

In his poem, Spenser writes about the love of Jesus Christ and sacrificing himself on the Cross for humanity.

He reflects, we should take our ‘lesson’ from Christ and practise love towards one another.

This religious poem even becomes romantic at the end.

And on this note, from all of us:

Happy Easter & Love from Pairfum

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Let’s stay in touch.

As a warm welcome to the family & friends of Pairfum London, we will send you a free gift, the e-book “Perfume” by Patrick Sueskind.

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