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What is the difference between Pure Perfume, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette, and Eau de Cologne?
What is the difference between a splash and a spray?
Why do some men wear Cologne, and others prefer to wear After Shave?
What do fragrance notes refer to?
How can I keep my fragrance from going bad?
My fragrance has been discontinued or is not listed, do you have it in stock?
What type of payments are accepted?
How will my order be shipped and how long will it take to arrive?
Does Fragrance Boutique accept returns?


What is the difference between Pure Perfume, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette, and Eau de Cologne?
The differences are simply a matter of the amount or concentration of oils in the fragrance. The highest concentration is in pure perfume (or parfum). Next would be Eau de Parfum, then Eau de Toilette, and finally Eau de Cologne. Some manufacturers make a solid perfume, solid perfume is as strong as a pure perfume however it is in a gel-like consistency. Eau De Toilette and Eau De Cologne are generally interchangeable, especially in Men's fragrances. After Shave has the least amount of oils. The higher the concentration the longer your fragrance will last, and the less you need to apply.

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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.

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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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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.

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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 ensure a longer shelf life.

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My fragrance has been discontinued or is not listed, do you have it in stock?
We stock thousands of fragrances, some have been discontinued. We have so many fragrances available that not all are listed at all times. If you would like a fragrance that we do not currently have listed, please click on our contact page and send an email or give us a call.

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What type of payments are accepted?
We accept credit cards through PayPal or Google Checkout. We will also gladly accept money orders, cashiers checks as well as personal checks. Please note that personal checks will include a waiting period before your order is shipped.

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How will my order be shipped and how long will it take to arrive?
We ship through UPS and all orders will have tracking information available. Please allow 2 days for processing and 5-7 days for shipping. Please be aware that UPS does not operate on weekends or holidays.

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Does Fragrance Boutique accept returns?
Yes, if you are unhappy with your purchase you can return it for a full refund. All items must be returned in their original packaging and must be unopened. Buyer assumes all return postage fees.

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