If you are interested in collecting perfume bottles, or you already have many bottles of perfume at home, you may want to consider some special ways of storing perfume. Perfume contains ethanol and alcohol so it is flammable. The most important thing you can do to keep your perfume safe is to keep it away from potential fire, and also direct heat or light. The following are some helpful hints at storing perfume.
Another thing to be wary of are fakes. One of the first things to check with any online retailer is the country they trade from. Does that country have solid copyright laws? if not then there is a very good chance that the Canada is not the real deal. Countries such as Australia, USA and the UK are very strict about copyright so buying from a legitimate business in a country you can trust is important. Secondly look for reviews if you plan on buying from an online store.
Magazines specializing in fashion many times give out samples of perfumes in-between the pages. And while this is not a way to collect perfume on a dime, it can allow you to test out a perfume over a few days to see if it is really worth buying. Many times someone will go and spend lots of money on a perfume they thought they wanted, only to have it not smell as great on. This prevents the wasting of money.
There are also outlet stores that are local and sell makeup and perfume. You can find these through the yellow pages and call to check and see when they are open. Sometimes these outlet stores operate only on weekends or during special peak hours. This is a great place to find makeup and perfume that was not selling well, and pick it up for a cheaper price.
However, the dilemma comes when the perfume that you have grown using has become a discontinued perfume. Usually a perfume becomes a discontinued perfume when the manufacturer stops producing the scent which is the worst scenario you can ever imagine or when suppliers stop selling it locally and the only thing to do to get hold of your favorite perfume again is to import it. Some people would even tighten their belts to get hold of their favorite perfume even when they have to pay through the nose for it. Some go surfing on the net hoping that they can find their discontinued perfumes on sale. Some jump from one store to the other looking for the scent that might match their old perfume.
Once you’ve decided on a fragrance, go to your local department store and ask the perfume sales lady to help you find a perfume that smells most like the one you chose, but is less expensive. She may be able to help you find a good comparison. If after some sampling, you can’t find something similar to what you chose, go online. You may be able to find the perfume you like on eBay for a fraction of the cost. You can find tons of designer perfumes on eBay. Try simply typing in the name of the perfume into Google and see what comes up. You may be surprised to find it sold on many websites for less than what you would pay at the store.
But arguably the best way to get perfumes on a discount is by getting them from online suppliers. There are many sellers’ online, thousands of them at that, who sell their perfumes at prices that can be called a bargain to say the least. Each of these sellers specializes in distributing particular brands and types of perfume, so you better check out their catalogue on what’s hot. However, if you have set your eyes on particular perfume, then you can make a search based on the perfume you like. At best, you can expect to get anywhere from 50-75% savings compared to the perfume’s suggested retail price, and these services will ship your perfume right to your doorstep, often at no cost to you.
As you can see, so many components go into the making of that dreamy bottle of perfume we treasure so much. However, it’s only the expert who can separate these different notes and the structure of a particular perfume. For you and me, simply knowing the different notes of a perfume would suffice to help us select that very special fragrance of our choice.