The world of fragrances can seem like a fascinating, yet mystifying realm, full of enchanting scents and intriguing myths.

As with any area of culture and art, misconceptions about perfumes abound. This blog post aims to tackle these myths, dispelling misunderstandings and enriching your olfactory journey.

Expensive Perfumes Last Longer

It’s a common belief that splurging on an expensive bottle of perfume for women ensures a fragrance that will last all day. This perception, however, is not necessarily accurate. The longevity of a perfume is not determined by its price tag, but rather by its composition and concentration. 

Even affordable brands like Dossier, which offers similar scent profiles to luxury brands at a fraction of the cost, can deliver long-lasting fragrances, thanks to their thoughtful compositions and strong focus on quality ingredients. 

Signature Scents Work For Everyone

The idea of a “one size fits all” perfume is as elusive as the fountain of youth. Body chemistry significantly influences how a fragrance smells on your skin. Factors like diet, skin type, and even mood can alter a perfume’s scent profile. That’s why a perfume that smells divine on your friend might not smell the same on you.

When choosing a perfume, such as those from Dossier’s diverse range, remember to test it on your skin, not just on a paper strip. 

Spraying Perfume on Clothes Keeps The Scent Longer

Contrary to popular belief, spraying perfume on your clothes won’t necessarily make it last longer. Perfumes are designed to mingle with the natural oils on your skin, releasing their scent as your body warms up. Spraying perfume directly onto fabric could potentially alter its intended scent profile.

When it comes to perfume application, the general rule of thumb is to apply directly to the skin, particularly on your pulse points – wrists, neck, and behind the ears. 

Rubbing Wrists Together Intensifies the Fragrance

Rubbing your wrists together after applying perfume might be a common habit for many, but it’s one we need to unlearn. This action generates heat and can break down the perfume, affecting its sillage and development. Instead, try lightly dabbing or pressing your wrists together to allow the fragrance to settle naturally.

Perfumes Should Only Be Worn During Certain Seasons

It’s true that some scents seem more fitting for cozy winters, while others are perfect for sunny summers. Fragrance choice is a deeply personal matter, driven by preference, mood, and occasion, not merely by the time of year.

Don’t limit your fragrance exploration to seasons. Feel free to experiment with Dossier’s wide range of perfumes, which encompass various fragrance families, to discover your unique year-round preferences.

Storing Perfumes in the Bathroom is Ideal

Storing perfumes in your bathroom might seem convenient, but it’s not ideal for their longevity. Heat, humidity, and light – common conditions in a bathroom – can degrade a perfume’s quality over time.