Common customer questions about BigDiscountFragrances.com

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Understanding Fragrances


• Why do some fragrances seem to last much longer than others?

People with dry skin may need to apply fragrance more frequently, since oily skin has more natural moisture to hold the fragrance. Individual pH levels can also affect how long a scent might last.

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• How can I make my scent last longer?

To achieve a longer lasting effect, layer your fragrance. Use the fragranced gel in bath or shower, then the companion moisturizer or powder, then the Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum or Eau de Cologne for a longer lasting effect.

Applying your fragrance behind your ears and on your neck as well as low on the body, such as behind your knees, allows the scent to rise slowly and last longer.

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• Why does fragrance contain alcohol?

Alcohol helps the fragrance to rise from your skin. Without alcohol in your fragrance, the only one who would smell the scent is you!

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• How can I keep my fragrance from going bad?

Keep your fragrance in a cool, dry area, away from sunlight. Opened bottles of fragrance should be stored in its box for longer shelf life.

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• What is a tester?

Testers are made by the perfume manufacturer to allow customers to ‘try on’ a fragrance before purchasing. BigDiscountFragrances.com buys unused testers directly from the manufacturer - with the entire original quantity in the container.

Testers are the real product without the fancy packaging. The testers we sell here at BigDiscountFragrances.com are direct from the manufacturer and never used. Buying testers is a great way to save money on fragrance. Not all brands offer testers for purchase.

Tester fragrances are packaged and sold in one of these four ways:

  1. Boxed with a cap
  2. Boxed without a cap
  3. Unboxed with a cap
  4. Unboxed without a cap

Our testers are 100% genuine and never used and they're direct from the manufacturer. Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed. Our customer service department will be happy to discuss testers with you and answer your questions.

For more information about perfume testers, visit our What is a Perfume Tester? Page.

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• What do the Fragrance Abbreviations Mean?

  • EDT: Eau de Toilette
  • EDP: Eau de Parfum
  • EDC: Eau de Cologne
  • COL: Cologne
  • C/S: Cologne Spray
  • A/S: After-Shave
  • SPY: Spray
  • SP: Spray
  • B/L: Body Lotion
  • BDY: Body
  • B/P: Body Powder
  • D/P: Dusting Powder
  • PWDR: Powder
  • B/C: Body Cream
  • B/G: Bath Gel
  • CONC: Concentrate
  • P/S: Purse Spray
  • W/S: Women's Set
  • M/S: Men's Set
  • W/T: Women's Tester
  • M/T: Men's Tester

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