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This concoction acts as a conditioning base that soaks into your skin to deepen and extend the scent of the natural perfume and cologne oils. Natural perfumes do not have the chemicals that make them last all day as synthetic perfumes do, so if you want a way to give them an extra boost, this balm is recommended. The scent when wearing alone is subtle, dry and powdery, but when worn with perfume oils it amplifies their heart and base notes. You can of course wear this alone for an extremely subtle and comforting scent.

This 100% natural fixative balm contains velvety shea butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, almond oil, and jojoba oil. Select plant extracts and essential oils are added to this base to naturally enhance and anchor other perfumes. The balm is thick and creamy, creating a primer for your skin so that the perfume oil keeps from absorbing right away. Apply a small amount of fixative base to pulse points, wait three minutes, and then apply natural perfume oil for a longer lasting scent.

• Large tin (2.5'' x 3/4'') contains 1.25 oz.
• Enough applications for several bottles of perfume/cologne oil.
• Also excellent to use as a nourishing and protective hand, foot and cuticle salve.

Store away from direct sunlight and high temperatures. Product is petroleum, alcohol, phthalate, paraben, synthetic, and cruelty free.

Perfume Enhancing Fixative Base is an original product Trademarked by For Strange Women.
© For Strange Women.

Frequently asked questions about ForStrangeWomen

Oil perfumes:

• Top notes easily escape when smelling straight from the bottle and when it is first applied. This creates a vibrant opening to the perfume, but you also must wear it for at least 5 minutes before the true scent settles in.
• These are better sealed inside their bottles, making the perfume able to be stored for a much longer time than the solids.

Solid perfumes:
• Top notes are muted since they are trapped in the beeswax, which releases the scent more slowly (less silage), but the base notes last a little longer on the skin during the dry down.
• Scent is stronger in warm weather and on warm skin, as heat is needed to make the scent evaporate from beeswax
The silage and overall tenacity of each perfume is based more on the specific plant essences in a blend, not the carrier base. Earthy woods, roots, and spices tend to last much longer than delicate florals, herbs, and citrus.

The Moongarden perfumes are twice as concentrated as all the other perfumes so that the delicate floral essences can be as powerful as the other blends.
Our culture tells us that sweet and floral scents are feminine in gender and that woodsy, spicy, musky scents are masculine. I believe that men can wear any scent they are comfortable in, as can women, and plant essences should not be limited by gender. However, if you are looking for a scent that is a bit more woodsy and traditionally masculine, we recommend trying Coyote, Horse, Tobacco + Leather, and Fireside Story.
The Perfume Oils are actually in a liquid wax base, so they will not turn rancid as many other perfume oils do. The perfumes will begin to lose delicate floral, citrus, and other top notes after a year, and sometimes the earthier notes will take over and become stronger over time. Although the scent may fade or change after the first year, it will not actually ever go "bad".

Solid perfumes are often more exposed to oxygen, which will break down the scent faster than the oils in airtight bottles. The perfume will last about 6 months before the scent begins to fade. ordered, it can be stored for up to a year, and the scent will lose its strength much more slowly.
The Lip Embellishments are best if used within 2 years, but they are still safe to use after this. Sometimes if exposed to fluctuating temperatures, the shea butter in these will fractionate, causing a bumpy texture. This does not mean the balm has gone bad, and it is still useable, as the bumps go away when warmed up.

The Rosehip Elixir Oil and Solid both must be stored very carefully (away from heat, sunlight, and oxygen exposure) and used within 6-8 months. The oils in these are fragile and oxidation will occur naturally because we do not put any harsh preservatives in it. The scent will drastically change if the oils go rancid, so this is the best way to determine their expiration.
• To prolong the life of the plant oils, store products in a cool (50-75 degrees F), dry place away from sunlight.
• All FSW products are free of water, which mold and bacteria need in order to grow, so this type of concern is not an issue.
• All perfume oils are in a liquid or solid wax base (not actually oil), so rancidity is also not an issue.
All of our orders are carefully wrapped with beautiful details, and sending a package directly to a gift recipient will be appropriate. If your order is a gift, you may let us know in the notes at checkout to include a short note or to leave out the receipt.

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  • Handmade item
  • Materials: cocoa butter, shea butter, beeswax, jojoba oil, vitamin e, rosemary extract, essential oils, mica, gold tin, organic, plant extracts, botanical, gold
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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