Warm and enveloping set- 6 samples 1 ml of natural eau de perfume with vanilla, chocolate, labdanum, coffee, pepper

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6 samples of Warm and enveloping natural perfume collection: 6 eau perfume in a 1 ml samples with spray.
Warm, warming, enveloping natural perfumes. Spices and vanilla, silk and cashmere, flowers, honey and balsams.

1) Shiny Amber is sunshine in a bottle. A perfume about summer warm, about glowing resins and sunlight, hidden in the depths of ancient fossilized amber. The warm dence heart amber accord is surrounded by bright sweet citruses and honeylike flowers. It’s main amber accord has been composed with two types of amber: “vegetable amber” – sweet resins of different plants, and “animal amber” – genuine ambergris (here I used tinctured beach harvested ambergris from New Zealand)
The aroma is shimmering with all shades of amber, it warms and relaxes.
If dubbed, the perfume comes as rich and dense amber scent with a bright sweet start. Eau de parfum in spray-form is airy, light and very warm, like a cashmere-silk shawl. Shiny Amber could be the ideal choice to wear when the weather is nasty and gloomy. And it smells magnificent when it’s really cold!
Ginger, lemon, bergamot, yuzu, jasmine, champaka, benzoin, labdanum, vanilla, tonka bean, ambergris


2) Coffee and chocolate – a gourmand perfume. Sun and citruses in the first sip. Tart smoky coffee and bitter spicy chocolate. Time stops in equilibrium point of “now” and “forever”. All you feel is warmth and beat of life. It is a story about a morning glass of orange juice, freshly squeezed and zesty, about a cup of coffee with a biscuit late at night and about a liqueur-filled chocolate candy.
It’s aroma invigorates, brings hedonistic mood, it has tangible warm aura. If put on hair, makes a good sillage.
Bitter orange, frankincense, black pepper, coffee, cocoa, jasmine, roses, vanilla, sandalwood, labdanum, vetiver

3) My vanilla - this woody-balsamic perfume is not about cookies and buns at all. Anti-culinary vanilla, it tells stories of winds from afar, of ship planks, of spices and ardent heat of sand in the sun. Jasmine, orange blossom and ylang ylang create an impression of intoxicating aroma of tropical forest in bloom. Juniper berries and cedars suggest the presence of barrels of rum somewhere around. Dark caramel, resins, tar, fruits, leather – all those edges of vanilla’s smell which is often ignored by culinary aficionados.
It starts bright and spicy, blossoming with heat, gives warmth in the cold, invigorates and inspires.
Black pepper, clove, galbanum, elemi, juniper berry, nutmeg, jasmine, cumin, orange blossom, cardamom, cedarwood, vanilla, tonka bean, sandalwood, orris, agarwood

4) Golden Lavender – a warm lavender perfume, where gold soft silky smooth lavender along with mimosa and cassia goes down to a soft base warmed with spices. Warm golden light, summer delights.
Golden Lavender is a small faithful helper in a fight with gloomy mood and winter blues. Lavender will help to cope with uneasiness, and the flowers will bring joy along.
The perfume embraces like soft cashmere, brings warmth like a glass of hot milk with spices, calms down and gladdens.
Bergamot, cassia, lemon, ginger lily, Bulgarian rose, lavender, jasmine, clary sage, ylang-ylang, rosewood, Peruvian balsam, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, angelica, labdanum.

5) Morocco - a flower-oriental perfume with a leading rose. Precious damask rose from Morocco is illuminated with spices and olibanum. Scorching winds, shades of ochre, voyages, bazaars, opulent roses and dry desert sands.
A perfume for desert lovers, for those who seek hot wind carrying grains of sand, and a secret oasis with desert roses.
It wonderfully warms in winter, helps to relax and brings a pinch of romance in everyday life.
Ginger, nutmeg, cassia, nutmeg, choya loban, jasmine, roses, cardamom, cinnamon, frankincense, sandalwood, vanilla, tonka bean, patchouli, vetiver

6) Fallen Leaves - an autumn woody-balsamic perfume. Fallen leaves, slowly becoming nothing, almost devoid of festive colors of golden autumn, humid air, an occasional and already warmless ray of late autumn sun, sharp smell of cooling down earth, anguish and hope, while seeing-off warmth.
This perfume will bring nostalgia to ones and calm the others, reconciling them with inevitably approaching winter.
An aromatic bouquet of immortelle, hop and orris twines a comforting cocoon around you in moist air, bringing warmth and peace.
Cistus, frankincense, myrrh, tonka beans, hops, everlasting, Himalayan cedar, patchouli, cardamom, iris, vanilla.



****
My perfumes are all-natural artisan fragrances!
Anna Zworykina Perfumes is an artisan perfume house; creating hand-crafted perfumes exclusively of pure and natural essences for almost 15 years. I create my perfumes only with essential oils, co2 extracts, absolutes and my own plant tinctures. I have over 500 natural ingredients in my perfumery palette and select only the best quality perfumery materials.
No synthetic materials, no animal testing by me or my suppliers and no isolates.

***
REVIEWS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS AND PERFUME CRITICS:

Luca Turin is one of the most respected fragrance critics in the entire world: «I find Anna Zworykina‘ fragrances very impressive indeed, and largely immune from the mushiness of most natural perfumery. Wisely, she seems to stick to classical forms and puts her skill into making them work optimally. Verdigris, for example, is a resplendent, stonking chypre. You can clearly smell the superb bergamot, cistus and oakmoss singing in harmony. Young Cossack (in Russia Cossacks have a more positive reputation than abroad) is a lovely animalic hay-tonka accord that would make a wonderful masculine, with or without sabre and horse. Her Cuir de Russie is the most eccentric of that name I remember smelling, very floral and less smoky than the usual fare, with a strange and beautiful sweet-green drydown. In the end, empirical evidence prevails: these are perfumes that even a fan of synthetics like me would love to wear.»

Ayala Moriel, Perfumeur: "Anna Zworykina Perfumes' My Vanilla is a juicy bundle of cured vanilla beans whose sweetness is cut by green lentsicus leaves and smouldering incense. Through the thick smoke you can feel an exotic sweetness that is surprisingly floral - not at all gourmand as one would expect from anything containing "vanilla" in its title. It is spicy, exotic, narcotic. While I can see how vanilla migh`t have been a starting point for this fragrance - the result is not vanilla-dominated. Rather, it is a voluptuous oriental, influenced by the bombastic nature of Shalimar: burnt sugar and sweet spices are balanced with intensely smoky and slightly animalic choya nakh (destructive distillation of seashells) smoky-woody cedar to counterpoint the sweetness and pastry association, and perfumed with indolic jasmine and buttery orris and tonka beans. A very interesting addition to my gradually growing list of favourite all-natural perfumes. At first, My Vanilla has a strong, almost heavy presence - yet is utterly enjoyable to wear. The kind of scent that requires a special occasion. But of course like a good oriental, it fades into the softest, sweet whisper of vanilla. "

Erica Golding‎, «Australian Perfume Junkies» сontributor: "They're really fascinating and unusual and they get locked into your head. I need to try more!"

"All the perfumes of hers that I've smelled were of a similar style and character: sophisticated, intriguing, purely natural, with depth and complexity that is usually achieved by incorporating house-made botanical tinctures."

"These samples are truly excellent. They are complex, sophisticated, and evocative--fine achievements in perfumery! "

«Anna's perfume making skills are amazing. In my pack I chose Fallen Leaves, Wind from mount Kailash, My Vanilla, Second Skin and Green Madness. Every single one of them is a master piece, a journey, a story, a dream. I would like to write about all of them individually, but the review space doesn't allow me to. They are all very curious in their own way, like only handmade perfumes can, but also very strong, so spraying it in the air in front of you and then walking through it is a better choice than spraying them directly on you. Definitely worth the money, and I am yearning to order more. My favourite was Wind from mount Kailash, so herby and thyme-y, but still cold and deep. Like magic in a bottle.»

«Anna Zworykina is not only a perfumer, she is an artist. Her perfumes are liquid art. She is especially good when she works with themes such as sadness, sorrow, things lost, decay and melancholia in her perfumes. The scents are so evocative, unique, creative and beautiful, and of such good quality. Sillage is fabulous, and so is the longevity of her creations.»

«An absolutely precious little collection of stories in a bottle. I have only tried two out of 6 (thank you for the extra sample!), but I am already in love, and I want to make the introductions last a little longer. The fragrances are marvellosuly intricate, interesting, unexpected, made to fuel the imagination. I love the smokiness, the absence of sugar-sweetness. These perfumes are very grown-up, mature, perfectly sophisticated.»

***
YOU CAN FIND ME:

http://azperfumes.ru/en - English site
https://www.facebook.com/AnnaZworykinaPerfumes
https://www.instagram.com/AnnaZworykinaPerfumes/

Hope you will enjoy my perfumes!
chocolate perfume
6 samples of Warm and enveloping natural perfume collection: 6 eau perfume in a 1 ml samples with spray.
Warm, warming, enveloping natural perfumes. Spices and vanilla, silk and cashmere, flowers, honey and balsams.

1) Shiny Amber is sunshine in a bottle. A perfume about summer warm, about glowing resins and sunlight, hidden in the depths of ancient fossilized amber. The warm dence heart amber accord is surrounded by bright sweet citruses and honeylike flowers. It’s main amber accord has been composed with two types of amber: “vegetable amber” – sweet resins of different plants, and “animal amber” – genuine ambergris (here I used tinctured beach harvested ambergris from New Zealand)
The aroma is shimmering with all shades of amber, it warms and relaxes.
If dubbed, the perfume comes as rich and dense amber scent with a bright sweet start. Eau de parfum in spray-form is airy, light and very warm, like a cashmere-silk shawl. Shiny Amber could be the ideal choice to wear when the weather is nasty and gloomy. And it smells magnificent when it’s really cold!
Ginger, lemon, bergamot, yuzu, jasmine, champaka, benzoin, labdanum, vanilla, tonka bean, ambergris


2) Coffee and chocolate – a gourmand perfume. Sun and citruses in the first sip. Tart smoky coffee and bitter spicy chocolate. Time stops in equilibrium point of “now” and “forever”. All you feel is warmth and beat of life. It is a story about a morning glass of orange juice, freshly squeezed and zesty, about a cup of coffee with a biscuit late at night and about a liqueur-filled chocolate candy.
It’s aroma invigorates, brings hedonistic mood, it has tangible warm aura. If put on hair, makes a good sillage.
Bitter orange, frankincense, black pepper, coffee, cocoa, jasmine, roses, vanilla, sandalwood, labdanum, vetiver

3) My vanilla - this woody-balsamic perfume is not about cookies and buns at all. Anti-culinary vanilla, it tells stories of winds from afar, of ship planks, of spices and ardent heat of sand in the sun. Jasmine, orange blossom and ylang ylang create an impression of intoxicating aroma of tropical forest in bloom. Juniper berries and cedars suggest the presence of barrels of rum somewhere around. Dark caramel, resins, tar, fruits, leather – all those edges of vanilla’s smell which is often ignored by culinary aficionados.
It starts bright and spicy, blossoming with heat, gives warmth in the cold, invigorates and inspires.
Black pepper, clove, galbanum, elemi, juniper berry, nutmeg, jasmine, cumin, orange blossom, cardamom, cedarwood, vanilla, tonka bean, sandalwood, orris, agarwood

4) Golden Lavender – a warm lavender perfume, where gold soft silky smooth lavender along with mimosa and cassia goes down to a soft base warmed with spices. Warm golden light, summer delights.
Golden Lavender is a small faithful helper in a fight with gloomy mood and winter blues. Lavender will help to cope with uneasiness, and the flowers will bring joy along.
The perfume embraces like soft cashmere, brings warmth like a glass of hot milk with spices, calms down and gladdens.
Bergamot, cassia, lemon, ginger lily, Bulgarian rose, lavender, jasmine, clary sage, ylang-ylang, rosewood, Peruvian balsam, cinnamon, cardamom, vanilla, angelica, labdanum.

5) Morocco - a flower-oriental perfume with a leading rose. Precious damask rose from Morocco is illuminated with spices and olibanum. Scorching winds, shades of ochre, voyages, bazaars, opulent roses and dry desert sands.
A perfume for desert lovers, for those who seek hot wind carrying grains of sand, and a secret oasis with desert roses.
It wonderfully warms in winter, helps to relax and brings a pinch of romance in everyday life.
Ginger, nutmeg, cassia, nutmeg, choya loban, jasmine, roses, cardamom, cinnamon, frankincense, sandalwood, vanilla, tonka bean, patchouli, vetiver

6) Fallen Leaves - an autumn woody-balsamic perfume. Fallen leaves, slowly becoming nothing, almost devoid of festive colors of golden autumn, humid air, an occasional and already warmless ray of late autumn sun, sharp smell of cooling down earth, anguish and hope, while seeing-off warmth.
This perfume will bring nostalgia to ones and calm the others, reconciling them with inevitably approaching winter.
An aromatic bouquet of immortelle, hop and orris twines a comforting cocoon around you in moist air, bringing warmth and peace.
Cistus, frankincense, myrrh, tonka beans, hops, everlasting, Himalayan cedar, patchouli, cardamom, iris, vanilla.



****
My perfumes are all-natural artisan fragrances!
Anna Zworykina Perfumes is an artisan perfume house; creating hand-crafted perfumes exclusively of pure and natural essences for almost 15 years. I create my perfumes only with essential oils, co2 extracts, absolutes and my own plant tinctures. I have over 500 natural ingredients in my perfumery palette and select only the best quality perfumery materials.
No synthetic materials, no animal testing by me or my suppliers and no isolates.

***
REVIEWS FROM OUR CUSTOMERS AND PERFUME CRITICS:

Luca Turin is one of the most respected fragrance critics in the entire world: «I find Anna Zworykina‘ fragrances very impressive indeed, and largely immune from the mushiness of most natural perfumery. Wisely, she seems to stick to classical forms and puts her skill into making them work optimally. Verdigris, for example, is a resplendent, stonking chypre. You can clearly smell the superb bergamot, cistus and oakmoss singing in harmony. Young Cossack (in Russia Cossacks have a more positive reputation than abroad) is a lovely animalic hay-tonka accord that would make a wonderful masculine, with or without sabre and horse. Her Cuir de Russie is the most eccentric of that name I remember smelling, very floral and less smoky than the usual fare, with a strange and beautiful sweet-green drydown. In the end, empirical evidence prevails: these are perfumes that even a fan of synthetics like me would love to wear.»

Ayala Moriel, Perfumeur: "Anna Zworykina Perfumes' My Vanilla is a juicy bundle of cured vanilla beans whose sweetness is cut by green lentsicus leaves and smouldering incense. Through the thick smoke you can feel an exotic sweetness that is surprisingly floral - not at all gourmand as one would expect from anything containing "vanilla" in its title. It is spicy, exotic, narcotic. While I can see how vanilla migh`t have been a starting point for this fragrance - the result is not vanilla-dominated. Rather, it is a voluptuous oriental, influenced by the bombastic nature of Shalimar: burnt sugar and sweet spices are balanced with intensely smoky and slightly animalic choya nakh (destructive distillation of seashells) smoky-woody cedar to counterpoint the sweetness and pastry association, and perfumed with indolic jasmine and buttery orris and tonka beans. A very interesting addition to my gradually growing list of favourite all-natural perfumes. At first, My Vanilla has a strong, almost heavy presence - yet is utterly enjoyable to wear. The kind of scent that requires a special occasion. But of course like a good oriental, it fades into the softest, sweet whisper of vanilla. "

Erica Golding‎, «Australian Perfume Junkies» сontributor: "They're really fascinating and unusual and they get locked into your head. I need to try more!"

"All the perfumes of hers that I've smelled were of a similar style and character: sophisticated, intriguing, purely natural, with depth and complexity that is usually achieved by incorporating house-made botanical tinctures."

"These samples are truly excellent. They are complex, sophisticated, and evocative--fine achievements in perfumery! "

«Anna's perfume making skills are amazing. In my pack I chose Fallen Leaves, Wind from mount Kailash, My Vanilla, Second Skin and Green Madness. Every single one of them is a master piece, a journey, a story, a dream. I would like to write about all of them individually, but the review space doesn't allow me to. They are all very curious in their own way, like only handmade perfumes can, but also very strong, so spraying it in the air in front of you and then walking through it is a better choice than spraying them directly on you. Definitely worth the money, and I am yearning to order more. My favourite was Wind from mount Kailash, so herby and thyme-y, but still cold and deep. Like magic in a bottle.»

«Anna Zworykina is not only a perfumer, she is an artist. Her perfumes are liquid art. She is especially good when she works with themes such as sadness, sorrow, things lost, decay and melancholia in her perfumes. The scents are so evocative, unique, creative and beautiful, and of such good quality. Sillage is fabulous, and so is the longevity of her creations.»

«An absolutely precious little collection of stories in a bottle. I have only tried two out of 6 (thank you for the extra sample!), but I am already in love, and I want to make the introductions last a little longer. The fragrances are marvellosuly intricate, interesting, unexpected, made to fuel the imagination. I love the smokiness, the absence of sugar-sweetness. These perfumes are very grown-up, mature, perfectly sophisticated.»

***
YOU CAN FIND ME:

http://azperfumes.ru/en - English site
https://www.facebook.com/AnnaZworykinaPerfumes
https://www.instagram.com/AnnaZworykinaPerfumes/

Hope you will enjoy my perfumes!
chocolate perfume

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FAQ!

- WHAT MATERIALS ARE USED IN CREATING ANNA ZWORYKINA PERFUMES?

- I create my perfumes exclusively from natural plant (very rarely animal) substances in the form they were extracted: as essential oils, absolutes, concretes, resins, alcohol or oil infusions, or pomades, resulting from home enfleurage.
With some rare exceptions, extractions are not modified; certain parts are not separated to enhance best aromatic qualities.
All materials are 100% natural. I get them from trusted suppliers in the US.
Some materials are "certified organic", however, Anna Zworykina Perfumes are not organic.
Depending on the nature of a particular perfume, I use different bases: alcohol, fractionated oils, beeswax and flower waxes.
In creating my perfumes I do not use synthetic fragrances compounds and fixatives, synthetic musks and pheromones.

- WHAT ARE YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GETTING TO KNOW NATURAL FRAGRANCES WHO ARE FAMILIAR ONLY WITH SYNTHETIC MOLECULE BASED PERFUMES?

Try natural perfumes only on the skin. Smelling perfumes in a bottle or on a blotter strip may create a distorted impression about a fragrance because natural perfumes are meant to be used only on the skin or on the clothes.
While you get to know natural perfumes always follow the safety rules that I describe in the next section.
Before trying on perfumes that were delivered by mail, especially during colder seasons, let them sit in the room temperature for a few days.
Standard places for applying a fragrance are the wrists and inside of your elbows. Natural fragrances have a tendency to change significantly as they develop. What you smell during the first minute after applying, in a couple of minutes and in ten minutes will differ. Skip the first ten to fifteen seconds, letting the alcohol evaporate from the skin.
I recommend introducing yourself to one fragrance in one day because comparing to synthetic perfumes, natural ones have a much more complex structure and they unveil in unpredictable ways. Some spark brightly from the start while others need more time to fully shine.
It's recommended not to try more than two perfumes in one day. If you have to try more in a short period of time, refresh your olfactory receptors by drinking water or tea. I prefer warm, smooth-flavored green tea.


- WHAT ARE THE SAFETY RULES FOR USING NATURAL PERFUMES?
- Certain essential oils and absolutes that are used in natural perfumes may cause allergies.
I advise those who are prone to allergic reactions, pregnant and nursing women, as well as people with chronic illnesses to be extra careful.
Before trying on natural perfumes, study the list of ingredients and consult with your doctor.
If you're prone to allergies, always perform an allergic reaction test before using a new perfume: apply perfume to the inside part of your elbow. If there is no sign of unpleasant reaction (redness, swelling, rash) in the course of a few hours, you may safely use the fragrance.
Before going outside into the sun, do not apply fragrances made from natural ingredients to the exposed parts of the skin because some essential oils may cause the skin to become extra sensitive to various kinds of ultraviolet light.

- WHAT IS A RIGHT WAY TO STORING NATURAL PERFUMES AND WHAT IS THEIR EXPIRATION TIME?

- Keep perfumes away from abrupt temperature changes and store them in a dark place.
I would not recommend to store perfumes in a very humid place.
Natural perfumes that do not contain citrus oils that are easily oxidisable, can live for up to 5 yeas. Light, citrusy fragrances for up to a year and a half to two years.
Perfumes will not turn to poison after that but will loose their initial brightness of fragrance.

- IS IT POSSIBLE FOR NATURAL PERFUMES TO GO BAD?

- Natural ingredients contained in perfumes slowly change over time. For example, citrus oils are oxidized loosing brightness of the fragrance.
Perfumes cannot turn "bad" or "sour", because it's an alcohol based compound of aromatic extracts that does not contain water.
However, if a perfume bottle is not properly closed and kept in a very humid place, perfume's structure may change.
Perfumes in sample vials are not meant to be stored for many years.

- HOW LONG-LASTING ARE NATURAL PERFUMES? WHAT IS THEIR LONGEVITY?

- Natural perfumes can last from 1-1,5 hour for Eau de toilette concentration to a few days (applied to hair or clothing) for Eau de parfum or Parfum concentration.
Lasting time also depends on a perfume group. For example, fragrances from the "citrus" group tend to disappear from the skin faster than those from the "oriental" group.
Natural and "not only natural" but otherwise similar fragrances from the same group of perfumes taken in the same concentration will have different lasting times.
"Not only natural" ones will retain their scent longer because of added fixatives. The lighter the fragrance is, the faster it will vanish from the skin if it's not anchored by fixatives which is typically done in "not only natural" perfumery.
At the same time more complex perfume compounds in oriental style that contain more basic aromatic ingredients can easily compete with similar "not only natural" fragrances of the same concentration level.

- WHERE DO YOU RECOMMEND TO APPLY NATURAL PERFUMES?

- Where to apply a perfume depends on what scent longevity and intensity you expect to get. Usually, perfumes are applied to the "pulse points" - the inner wrists, neck, behind the ears, inside of the elbows, dip on the collar bone. It is done so because the temperature is higher where blood vessels are closer to the skin which makes fragrance molecules evaporate faster, emanating scent from the skin.
Usually fragrances last much longer on the hair and clothing than on the skin.
So, if you especially value scent's longevity - apply perfume to the hair or to the clothing if it's dark enough not to be stained or if perfume is colorless
FAQ!

- WHAT MATERIALS ARE USED IN CREATING ANNA ZWORYKINA PERFUMES?

- I create my perfumes exclusively from natural plant (very rarely animal) substances in the form they were extracted: as essential oils, absolutes, concretes, resins, alcohol or oil infusions, or pomades, resulting from home enfleurage.
With some rare exceptions, extractions are not modified; certain parts are not separated to enhance best aromatic qualities.
All materials are 100% natural. I get them from trusted suppliers in the US.
Some materials are "certified organic", however, Anna Zworykina Perfumes are not organic.
Depending on the nature of a particular perfume, I use different bases: alcohol, fractionated oils, beeswax and flower waxes.
In creating my perfumes I do not use synthetic fragrances compounds and fixatives, synthetic musks and pheromones.

- WHAT ARE YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS FOR GETTING TO KNOW NATURAL FRAGRANCES WHO ARE FAMILIAR ONLY WITH SYNTHETIC MOLECULE BASED PERFUMES?

Try natural perfumes only on the skin. Smelling perfumes in a bottle or on a blotter strip may create a distorted impression about a fragrance because natural perfumes are meant to be used only on the skin or on the clothes.
While you get to know natural perfumes always follow the safety rules that I describe in the next section.
Before trying on perfumes that were delivered by mail, especially during colder seasons, let them sit in the room temperature for a few days.
Standard places for applying a fragrance are the wrists and inside of your elbows. Natural fragrances have a tendency to change significantly as they develop. What you smell during the first minute after applying, in a couple of minutes and in ten minutes will differ. Skip the first ten to fifteen seconds, letting the alcohol evaporate from the skin.
I recommend introducing yourself to one fragrance in one day because comparing to synthetic perfumes, natural ones have a much more complex structure and they unveil in unpredictable ways. Some spark brightly from the start while others need more time to fully shine.
It's recommended not to try more than two perfumes in one day. If you have to try more in a short period of time, refresh your olfactory receptors by drinking water or tea. I prefer warm, smooth-flavored green tea.


- WHAT ARE THE SAFETY RULES FOR USING NATURAL PERFUMES?
- Certain essential oils and absolutes that are used in natural perfumes may cause allergies.
I advise those who are prone to allergic reactions, pregnant and nursing women, as well as people with chronic illnesses to be extra careful.
Before trying on natural perfumes, study the list of ingredients and consult with your doctor.
If you're prone to allergies, always perform an allergic reaction test before using a new perfume: apply perfume to the inside part of your elbow. If there is no sign of unpleasant reaction (redness, swelling, rash) in the course of a few hours, you may safely use the fragrance.
Before going outside into the sun, do not apply fragrances made from natural ingredients to the exposed parts of the skin because some essential oils may cause the skin to become extra sensitive to various kinds of ultraviolet light.

- WHAT IS A RIGHT WAY TO STORING NATURAL PERFUMES AND WHAT IS THEIR EXPIRATION TIME?

- Keep perfumes away from abrupt temperature changes and store them in a dark place.
I would not recommend to store perfumes in a very humid place.
Natural perfumes that do not contain citrus oils that are easily oxidisable, can live for up to 5 yeas. Light, citrusy fragrances for up to a year and a half to two years.
Perfumes will not turn to poison after that but will loose their initial brightness of fragrance.

- IS IT POSSIBLE FOR NATURAL PERFUMES TO GO BAD?

- Natural ingredients contained in perfumes slowly change over time. For example, citrus oils are oxidized loosing brightness of the fragrance.
Perfumes cannot turn "bad" or "sour", because it's an alcohol based compound of aromatic extracts that does not contain water.
However, if a perfume bottle is not properly closed and kept in a very humid place, perfume's structure may change.
Perfumes in sample vials are not meant to be stored for many years.

- HOW LONG-LASTING ARE NATURAL PERFUMES? WHAT IS THEIR LONGEVITY?

- Natural perfumes can last from 1-1,5 hour for Eau de toilette concentration to a few days (applied to hair or clothing) for Eau de parfum or Parfum concentration.
Lasting time also depends on a perfume group. For example, fragrances from the "citrus" group tend to disappear from the skin faster than those from the "oriental" group.
Natural and "not only natural" but otherwise similar fragrances from the same group of perfumes taken in the same concentration will have different lasting times.
"Not only natural" ones will retain their scent longer because of added fixatives. The lighter the fragrance is, the faster it will vanish from the skin if it's not anchored by fixatives which is typically done in "not only natural" perfumery.
At the same time more complex perfume compounds in oriental style that contain more basic aromatic ingredients can easily compete with similar "not only natural" fragrances of the same concentration level.

- WHERE DO YOU RECOMMEND TO APPLY NATURAL PERFUMES?

- Where to apply a perfume depends on what scent longevity and intensity you expect to get. Usually, perfumes are applied to the "pulse points" - the inner wrists, neck, behind the ears, inside of the elbows, dip on the collar bone. It is done so because the temperature is higher where blood vessels are closer to the skin which makes fragrance molecules evaporate faster, emanating scent from the skin.
Usually fragrances last much longer on the hair and clothing than on the skin.
So, if you especially value scent's longevity - apply perfume to the hair or to the clothing if it's dark enough not to be stained or if perfume is colorless

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