3) Price - A noticeable difference between perfumes
and perfume oils is price. Perfumes have a very high markup and
great profit margins, which is perhaps why many celebrities have
embarked on the trend of creating their own perfumes and colognes.
Perfume oils can be sold very cheaply, or even more expensively
than the perfumes, depending on how they are positioned in the
4) Body chemistry - Just because a perfume or cologne
smells good on you, doesn't mean that the oil version will. Perfumes
only have a small percentage of oil, so they are quite different
than pure body oils. This interaction between the fragrance and
your body may produce a different scent perception altogether.
5) Packaging - Clearly, department store perfumes
are very nicely packaged and thus make great gifts for friends
and family. Many perfume oils are sold in less attractive containers,
which is part of the reason for their lower price.
6) Uses - Perfumes are only intended for use on
the body, but perfume oils can be used to create a variety of
scented products, like soap, candles, bath oils, air fresheners,
and many other types of scented products. Be aware that there
are different types of fragrance oils and that pure uncut oils
are not safe for use on the skin.
In summary, whether you choose
to use perfume oils or not will depend on the factors above.
Try out a small sample first and who knows, you might just discover
a delightful new product to add to your personal inventory.