Perfume is meant to make you feel beautiful. At its best, it should be luxurious, aromatic, and easy to apply: the perfect way to pamper yourself, whether it’s a busy day or a fancy night out. But at its worst, perfume can be overwhelming, disappointing, or ridiculously expensive. So if you’re going to perfume up, picking the right kind is important.
Most women don’t realize we actually have some choices here. Pricey bottles of designer brand perfume are definitely not the only way! Perhaps the best-kept secret in the beauty world is the magic of perfume oils. Instead of spraying them on, you roll them directly onto your skin. They may be less common than traditional perfume, but the benefits of perfume oils make them well worth a try.
But besides the way you apply them, what makes perfume oil so different?
What’s actually in it?
The average designer perfume consists of 75 percent fillers — which means 75 percent of it is liquid to dilute the perfume, most commonly alcohol or water. Only a quarter of it is actual fragrance, so you may not be getting the most value. Not to mention that a perfume’s high alcohol content might even dry out or irritate sensitive skin.
Perfume oils are a pretty big winner here: they consist of 0% fillers. The bottle is entirely perfume oil, and you can apply just as little or as much as you want without worrying about waste. And as an additional perk, it can even moisturize your skin!
How long does it last?
Time is a key factor when considering your perfume. Ideally, it should survive most of the day without wearing off — or else it’s a waste when you have to re-apply it over and over!
The average designer perfume brand lasts only about two hours on your skin before evaporating. As I mentioned above, most perfumes are made mainly of alcohol. Because of this, it quickly dries up and the scent fades away with it.
On the other hand, perfume oils last about eight hours before wearing off. Because of the way the oil is formulated, it’s absorbed by your skin and remains active for most of the day. It’s such a relief — and a blessing! — to put perfume on once and not have to worry about losing its aroma.
How much does it cost?
The difference in price might actually be the biggest game changer. On average, perfume oils cost 75 percent less than their designer brand counterparts. That’s looking at a $25 bottle of perfume oil compared to a $100 designer brand perfume of the same size and scent profile! With the money saved, you can definitely rest easier (or even get quadruple the amount of perfume!). It’s almost too good to be true.
Perfume oils are definitely here to stay! They’re just as fragrant as designer brand perfumes, but they’re better for your body — and easier on your wallet. With perfume oils, you can get all the ease, luxury, and confidence of a beautiful scent at a fraction of the price and with much more longevity. Honestly, that makes them a pretty great option.
The next time you’re looking for a little bit of luxury, don’t be afraid to give perfume oil a try!