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3 Reasons You Need a Mini Fridge for Perfume Storage

What do you normally store in your fridge? We bet it is just your regular dairy or food items, like milk, eggs, meats, vegetables and much more.

It may sound unusual but many perfume enthusiasts, e.g. parfumistas, fragheads, … have been promoting the trend of storing fragrances inside a mini fridge. There has been a lot of debate about whether or not it is safe to store your perfumes inside a fridge. We wanted to shed some light on why this is the ideal perfume storage option.

When it comes to fragrances, toilet waters, after shaves, eau de parfums and colognes, they all contain a high level of alcohol and between 50-200 different fragrance ingredients. The fragrance ingredients can be natural (e.g. essential oils), nature-identical or synthetic but each has specific storage instructions that are unique to it with regards to:

  • temperature,
  • light,
  • oxygen
  • humidity,
  • … and more

Just like you and many beauticians and make-up artists may store their skincare, beauty and make-up products in a mini fridge (also called beauty or make-up fridge), you will be able to maximise the lifespan of your perfumes if you keep them refrigerated.

Let’s explore the reasons why you should consider a mini fridge for perfume storage.

3 Reasons to Invest in a Mini Fridge for Perfumes Storage

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1. Cooling Slows Down Perfume Ingredient Degradation

It is well established fact amongst perfumers and cosmetic scientist that heat accelerates ageing of their precious ingredients, whist cooling does the opposite. However, cooling taken to its extreme, i.e. the freezing of ingredients, may destroy their integrity. In other words, gentle cooling that you typically find in a household fridge is optimal.

When you purchase a perfume or fragrance, it starts to degrade the moment you open the box and expose the flacon to the elements: light, heat, oxygen, humidity. From the minute you purchase your perfume, take it out of the box and place it in your bed-or bathroom this process of perfume degradation begins. 

Once the perfume is exposed to the outside environment, each individual ingredient within the perfume start to react with the elements in the outside environment and this causes degradation. You cannot stop or prevent this from happening, which is why we always recommend that you should use & enjoy your perfume, as it will not last forever. You can, however, slow down this ageing process by storing the perfume in a cool environment.

Few of us like, however, to keep their perfume (or beauty, make-up or skin care products) next to their food items, particularly food items that make take on the odour of your perfume, e.g. milk, bread, …

This is why it is beneficial to use a mini fridge for perfume storage. A mini fridge will provide a cool, dark environment, allowing the perfume to maintain its integral properties and stay fresh for longer. 

Also, it is much more practical to keep a mini beauty fridge in your bath- or bedroom rather than having to go to the kitchen to apply your fragrance when getting dressed.

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2. Perfumes Storage In A Dark Space

The case that your perfume comes in serves an important additional purpose. Obviously, the packaging is designed to present your perfume beautifully.

It provides, however, a most important secondary benefit by keeping the perfume bottle away from light. To some extend it also protects it the extremes of heat or cold but only for a short while, for example the time it takes you bring the perfume home in the heat of the midday sun or the freezing cold of shopping before Christmas.

Perfumes are made up of different ingredients, which can be chemical or natural. Some of these are flowers, spices, roots, herbs, citrus types but there are many more. Some of these react very sensitively to sunlight, such as spices, some flowers and vanilla.

If you want to maximise the time your favourite perfume and cologne keep their ideal olfactory profile, there are some some simple precautions that we recommend you keep in mind.

This is why it is so important to store your perfume the right way. One thing to keep in mind is that your perfumes need to be kept in a dark and dry place to protect it from its main aggressors, which are light, oxygen and humidity. 

Moreover, perfumes are also required to be stored in a cool place. A sunny place, like your windowsill or a cabinet near a heater, will quickly destroy your perfume. A fridge, however, ensures that your perfume stays away from heat, light and humidity, which makes it an excellent option for perfume storage. 

Additionally, if you store your perfumes in your bathroom, you need to stop immediately. It may be more logical, as you’re likely to get dressed for the day in the bathroom, but it is not ideal for perfume. There are changes in the bathroom temperature multiple times a day, for example, when you take a shower. It is also wet and humid for the most part, which causes perfume degradation.

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3. Increases Shelf Life

All types of perfumes have a lifespan. No matter what fragrance you are using, it will have a lifespan of about two to three years, depending on its composition. Usually, synthetic perfume ingredients tend to have a longer shelf life and fragrances with natural ingredients require more protection.

Clean fragrances and formulations have shorter shelf lives as they are made without the use of stabilisers, preservatives or fragrance extenders. These fragrances might require additional care when it comes to perfume storage.

Refrigerating these types of perfumes can help extend their shelf life. Besides keeping their original olfactive profile, they will last as long on your skin, as when you bought them.

For example, you may find that where you have stored your perfume in a fridge that the note stays fresher for longer.

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Choosing a perfume is a very personal experience. From the way the initial or ‘top’ notes of the perfume touch your sense of smell to the way it settles down on your skin (‘base notes’), only you can tell which perfume complements you best and becomes uniquely you. 

At Pairfum, we create unique fragrances that will stay with you for a lifetime. Our in-house expert perfumer creates niche perfume of superior quality, longevity and originality.

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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”.

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

This is the first post in our mini-series on “How To Choose A Beautiful Fragrance As A Gift”.

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

Fragrance Oil Concentration

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

  • Parfum, Extrait
  • Eau de Parfum
  • Eau de Toilette
  • Eau de Cologne
  • Aftershave / Cologne
  • Eau Fraiche
  • Spritzer

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

Olfactive Profile or Category

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 fragrance 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

Formula

The perfume formula is another type of perfume and it has an enormous impact on how a fragrance smells.

Here are a few examples of different types of perfume formulas:

  • alcoholic: this is the most common one and the one everybody has grown to love. Alcohol provides a wonderful lift and freshness to perfume.
  • oil: perfumes with an oil base are typically found in a Parfum, Extrait or Attar. Without alcohol, they may seem ‘flat’ or not as strong initially. On the other hand, oil-based perfumes tend to last longer, as the alcohol doesn’t lift the perfume off your skin. This makes them very popular in high temperature countries, e.g. the Arabic countries.
  • solid perfume: perfumes presented in a solid wax are the most common type in this context. The olfactive profile of a fragrance will be similar to an oil based perfume
  • water: perfumes dissolved in water are typically associated with ‘Spritzers’. The main advantage is cost, as water is much cheaper than alcohol. One downside is that they can feel a little bit sticky or tacky because of the solubilizer needed to mix oil and water.

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
  • size: we have seen the rise of the 30ml travel or trial size of perfume. These are not just ideal for holidays but also fit easily into handbags, pockets or sports bags for daily use.
  • perfume rollers: they tend to be popular for non-alcoholic perfume oils, as the allow precise application. Keep in mind, Perfume evaporates very differently from a wax than
  • 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. The olfactive profile of a solid perfume is very different though.

Conclusion

As you can see there are many different types of perfume and each has its own strength or use.

The most common is still a typical perfume spray containing alcohol and yet, travel sizes, attars and solid perfumes have increased in popularity and are fantastic for specific uses.

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What is Niche Perfume? Everything You Need To Know.

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We have just published a new article about “What is Niche Perfume” and it covers the following:

  • A definition
  • the Origins of Niche Perfume
  • Choosing a Niche Perfume

You can read it here:
https://www.pairfum.com/what-is-niche-perfume-all-you-need-to-know/

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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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10 Tips From A Perfumer On How To Make Your Perfume Last Longer

Ideas from our perfumer, that are simple and yet effective on ‘how to make your perfume last longer’.

It can be very disappointing, to say the least, when you have spent your Money, Time and Energy choosing your perfect or preferred perfume for the day, only to then discover that the scent has disappeared or is very faint shortly afterwards,

Thankfully it doesn’t have to be that way.

Here are 10 x Top Tips from a Perfumer how to make perfume last longer and what you can do to enhance your scent to help it linger all day.

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Enjoy Your Fragrance For Longer:

  1. Store your favourite perfume in a cool, dark place, away from direct sunlight. Light and heat will cause your fragrance to deteriorate, in terms of quality, longevity and colour.
  2. Apply an unscented moisturiser or lotion to the areas on your skin where you plan to spray your fragrance. The lotion will ‘bind’ the fragrance to your skin and make it longer lasting.
  3. Apply your perfume onto your pulse points plus your wrists, behind your knees and on your ankles.
  4. Don’t press your wrists together as the friction will stimulate the evaporation of the light top notes. Top notes are usually light and fresh.
  5. Fan or open your hair and spray fragrance lightly into it. Your hair will cover the perfume to reduce its evporation and yet every time you move during the course of your day, your perfume will come to the fore.
  6. Choose a fragrance that works with and for you, if possible opt for an ‘Eau de Parfum’ rather than the lighter ‘Eau de Toilette’ or ‘Eau de Cologne’. It may cost more initially but it is better value for money in the long run, as ‘Eau de Parfum‘ contains a higher concentration of oils that will last longer on the skin.
  7. Spraying or Spritzing on to a favourite scarf or subtly on your clothes is also an excellent way way to retain and surround yourself with your chosen perfume. However be very careful not to spray too much and from a very close range, as the oil in the perfume can stain fabrics. Maybe a better way would be to spray the air and walk through it.
  8. Apply your Perfume following a shower when you have finished moisturising your skin (preferably with an unscented lotion or oil), and just before dressing, as it will adhere to your skin and clothes, and release slowly with your movement and body temperature during the day.
  9. Layer your perfume during the day. The Pairfum London Collection is designed to be layered or worn as standalone Fragrances. One way is to choose your ‘Morning’ fragrance and then choose a complimenting Perfume to refresh with during the day. This also allows you to create your own unique signature scent and the only limiting factor is your imagination.
  10. The most important ‘Tip’ is to choose a Perfume that you love and that loves you back. In other words, find a Fragrances that complements you and you know you have got it right, when you get compliments.

Now you too can make your fragrance last longer.

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Black Cherry & Oolong Tea – A most Elegant Fusion of Aromas!

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£120 | € 140 | US$ 170 |

This fragrance opens with the sparkling interplay of the aromas of Black Cherry, Bergamot, Red Berries and Nutty Almond. The heart is a most elegant fusion of Oolong Tea, Bulgarian & Turkish Roses and Liquorice. The sensuous base rests on Aniseed, Tonka, Iris and Patchouli.

Olfactive Family: Oriental

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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Shop for it here:
https://www.pairfum.com/product/black-cherry-oolong-tea-eau-de-parfum/

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Cardamom, Tonka & White Oud – Charm Your Senses!

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£120 | € 140 | US$ 170 |

This rich, passionate fragrance opens with Lime & Mandarin, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Clove and fruity hints of Cassis. At the heart of this accord are spicy White Lily, Rose and Orange Blossom. A sensual base of Tonka, White Oud, Cedar, Santal and Amber rounds off this creation.

Olfactive Family: Oriental

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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Shop for it here:
https://www.pairfum.com/product/cardamom-tonka-white-oud-eau-de-parfum/

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Have You Applied Too Much Perfume? 4 x Tips From Our Perfumer.

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Introduction

It has happened to all of us, we have sprayed too much perfume or applied an excess of perfume to our wrists or neck!

What can we do quickly? Below we present our perfumer’s 4 x Tips, from ‘quick fixes’ to ‘deep clean’.

Does this sound familiar:

  • we have a new perfume we absolutely love,
  • we are getting ready for the party, work, school. a date, or
  • a very elegantly special or formal occasion, …

… and boom, it has happened, we sprayed an excessive amount of fragrance..

In our enthusiasm, we have been been a ‘little’ too generous, overenthusiastic and applied too much fragrance.

Instead, of a wonderful aura surrounding us, we smell as if we have doused our body with an entire bottle, which is clearly too much for close comfort.

How can we tone the scent down? Are there way of getting rid of the excess fragrance?

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How To Check If You Have Applied Perfume Extravagantly?

Before, discussing how to rectify an excessive application of perfume, it would perhaps be more appropriate to describe what that would perhaps look like.

We all love fragrances, and so do other people, but perfume nor cologne should be so overpowering as if it runs in our veins.

However, individuals are often easily desensitized to their own aromas and you can learn to recognize when you have worn “too much” of a fragrance.

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The first and perhaps the most obvious way would be if people around you compliment you on your beautiful smell but yet are often trying to turn their nose away.

If you find that people sneeze, complain of migraines, or even avoid standing next to you, they are all strong indicators as perfume can exaggerate certain intolerances and reactions of the body. Therefore, applying excessive amounts is likely to result in such consequences.

A rule of thumb when applying perfume would be to avoid more than two sprays or leaving an applied area still quite moist after a few seconds. Such excessive use if very unnecessary for most perfumes are very long-lasting. A small dab is normally as much as you would need on your skin and (at a push) maybe your hair.

As previously mentioned, one should be easily desensitized to their own smells.

If however, you are very much aware of the scent you are producing, we would encourage you to ask your friends for feedback. Not just for your own vanity, but also such intense smells could mean you are inflicting the ailments previously mentioned upon yourself.

Now that we have explored what applying too much ‘Eau de Parfum’ can look like, what can be done when you make such a mistake?

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What Can Be Done When You Applied Too Much Perfume?

Here are out perfumer’s top tips for removing an overdose of scent:

1. Make Use Of Rubbing Alcohol

This is the simplest and cheapest solution, just soak a cotton ball with a little bit of rubbing alcohol and apply or wipe the area in question.

Where can you buy it, if you don’t already stock at home? Typically, a drugstore or chemist offers it for sale but it might be behind the counter (upon request).

This is our fastest and cheapest suggestion.

It also works well if the perfume has accidentally spilled or spread onto your clothes, fabrics, or linens. Please be advised though, that you must double-check on an ‘invisible’ area (e.g. inside of your clothes or at the bottom) that the alcohol does not damage your clothes.

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2. Use Baking Soda

This is an old and trusted remedy but you will need spare time.

Make a paste with equal parts of baking soda and warm water. Then apply the mixture to your skin, leave it on for a few minutes, and then wash off.

The baking soda will soak up the oils of the perfumes and remove the excess perfume.

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3. Hair Dryer

This may be an unorthodox solution but it works surprisingly well. Set your hair dryer to the highest temperature and direct the hot air in the affected areas. The heat and the airflow remove a surprisingly large amount of the excess in a short time.

This solution also works well for perfume spills on clothes.

We call this the elegant solution and it also works well when the excess amount you applied was not as drastic.

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4. On The Go

The ‘faux pas’ has happened while you were out and about or were refreshing yourself in the bathroom.

First solution: does the bathroom have a hot air dryer that you could use and direct at the problem area?

The second solution: do you see an alcoholic wet wipe or an alcoholic hand sanitizer?

The third solution: buy some clear vodka or another clear spirit and use it just like rubbing alcohol. Don’t use any drinking spirit with any form of colour or ‘botanical’ ingredients, as they might stain your clothes.

Next solution: do you have access to some unscented (or lightly scented) lotion? Take a cotton ball or some tissue paper, dab on some lotion, rub it in and then remove it. The oils in the lotion will mix with the perfume and remove it when you wipe off the lotion.

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What Can Be Done If A Colleague’s Fragrance Is Extremely Strong?

Are you an employee who has been negatively affected by a colleague’s smell, i.e. too little or too much perfume?

Here are some guidelines for coping.

Most importantly, if there is a known medical problem at stake, you should involve your HR manager as soon as possible.

Otherwise, it is better to be direct when describing the problem.

While it is possible to send an anonymous SMS or email, you will get much better cooperation when you handle the situation face to face.

If you decide to resolve the conflict, your situation should be discussed privately with your colleague or the employee in question.

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You should understand that it is likely they will feel embarrassed and defensive. We would recommend you first admitting how uncomfortable the conversation is for you and why they shouldn’t feel embarrassed at all.

Try to avoid describing their attitudes or motivations and only focus on their behaviours. Furthermore, avoid confrontation by not making demands but simply sharing information.

Such information could be an aggravated illness of yours, although, it should be emphasized you are not accusing your colleague of any malicious intent, just make them aware of the unfortunate consequences of their overwhelming perfume or cologne.

Perhaps, you could offer some tips how you make your cologne less strong or what you do when you have accidentally applied too much Eau de Toilette.

Just remember, … be kind.

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Summary

In most cases, the ‘faux pas’ will probably not be as bad, as it first feels.

Simply hanging out your clothes to air them or washing the affected areas on your skin with simple soap should solve the problem.

In the worst-case scenario, you may have to take a shower or wash your clothes, if you accidentally applied too much perfume (include some oxygen bleach for best results).

Good Luck!

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Spiced Rum, Lime & Guaiac Wood – Eau de Parfum Intense

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£120 | € 140 | US$ 170 |

This Connoiseur’s accord opens with the intense aroma of Rum, nuances of Lime & Lemon and a radiant combination of Nutmeg & Pepper. The heart is deep and rich with Tuberose, Iris and Vintage Leather. A fond of Guaiac Wood, Cedarwood, Golden Amber, Vanilla Pod and Musk complete this luxurious fragrance.

Olfactive Family: Woody

Gender: Unisex / Masculine

Type: Eau de Parfum Intense

Batch: Limited Edition

Content: 100 ml / 3.4 fl. oz

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

Free Shipping (UK, Europe, US/CAN).

Shop for it here:
https://www.pairfum.com/product/spiced-rum-lime-guaiac-wood-eau-de-parfum/

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