Frequently Asked Questions

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What is a Fragrance Tester?

Perfume testers are exactly the same as the original fragrance, only without the fancy retail packaging. Testers may come with or without a cap and usually come in a variety of Tester packaging, as originally produced by their manufacturer. Fragrance companies use testers for the purpose of demonstrating their products and therefore the quality of the fragrance is equal in all ways to the retail product.

All perfume and cologne testers are brand new and unused. Take advantage of the considerable savings for foregoing the fancy box.

What are Unboxed Perfumes or Colognes?

Unboxed perfumes are perfumes that originally came in Retail Packaging or a Gift Set Box, yet are now being sold unboxed because their packaging has been destroyed to the point of being useless. The unboxed perfumes, colognes or body products themselves are brand new and unused and are otherwise exactly like their retail counterparts.

What does it mean when a perfume or cologne comes in Imperfect Packaging?

Perfumes, colognes or other beauty products indicated on Cosmic-Perfume as having Imperfect Packaging are those whose packaging have become slightly dented, scuffed or worn through shipping and handling. The perfume or cologne inside is brand new and unused, yet it’s respective packaging is not in it’s original retail condition, although not deemed useless. Imperfect Packaging perfumes are discounted relative to their “in perfect” retail condition counterpart and the imperfection is specified on the product page.

What is the difference between Perfume, EDP & EDT?

The difference between a Perfume, an Eau de Parfum (EDP) and an Eau de Toilette (EDT) is the concentration of the fragrance oil. Perfumes have the highest concentration of oil, followed by the EDP and thereafter an EDT.

How long is the shelf-life of a fragrance?

There are no expiration dates on fragrance products, although recently manufacturers have indicated +/- 3-5 years from the date of production. Others say +/- 3 years from date of first use. Manufacturers indicate PAO (Period after Opening) on most of their products.

Over time, contact with air, exposure to sunlight and high temperatures may affect the integrity of a fragrance. To maximize the shelf life of a fragrance, it is recommended that it be kept in a cool, dry place and and away from sunlight. Always place the cap back on the bottle and use the box (if applicable) for additional protective storage.

What is the difference between a splash and a spray?

There is absolutely no difference in the fragrance. The difference is in the method of application only. However, a spray bottle, being sealed all the time, may actually have a longer shelf life. Making the decision between spray and splash is entirely a matter of personal preference.

My perfume does not spray, nothing comes out, is it broken?

To get your fragrance spraying again please follow these instructions below:

  1. Hold one finger against the spray nozzle.
  2. Use your other finger to pump the spray 10-15x.
  3. Remove your finger from the spray nozzle.
  4. Pump the spray another 10-15x as needed.
  5. Allow the fragrance bottle to settle for 5-10 minutes

Please watch this video

Spray Instructions – Spray Instructions

What do fragrance notes refer to?

Fragrances are comprised of many different scents, these scents are called “notes.”

Top notes are very light and last just a few minutes (5-10 minutes). Middle notes become apparent in about 15 minutes after application. These can last up to an hour or more. Bottom notes are the heavier ingredients. These last the longest, usually for several hours.

How can I keep my fragrance from going bad?

Keep all fragrances in a cool, dry area, and away from windows as sunlight can unbalance the various ingredients. An opened bottle should be kept in its box to insure a longer shelf life.

Why do some men wear Cologne, and others prefer to wear After Shave?

After Shave Lotion will usually sting as well as help close the pores after shaving. After Shave Balm is actually soothing to the skin. After Shave Gel also soothes the skin, but cools the skin as well and relieves razor burn.

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