This all started back in 2000 when we began as a small home based business with a couple of orders a week, to a daily operation of multiple orders of not only units of perfume, but numerous gift basket orders. Customized gift baskets are an area in which we specialize. We here at Stinky Phobia know how important that special someone in your life is, and we want to share in that moment and provide them with not only a scent they will enjoy, but a basket full of goodies that they can enjoy for months to come.
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The sense of smell is powerfully connected to memory, and a great fragrance can help others remember you—fondly, if you choose the right scent. If you are not sure what scent is right for you, just go to our CONTACT US tab and send us a note. We have a team of highly experienced cosmetologists, along with Skin & Beauty Experts on our team who can suggest a scent based on your preferences, lifestyle and type of smell you want to not only be able to indulge in yourself, but one that will leave that lasting impression. The following is some information that will also help you determine what category of scent your taste falls into, as well as some key details that can help you determine which perfume/cologne you would like to purchase, Happy Shopping!
Before you can choose a fragrance you need to know the basics. Perfumes fall under several categories of scent and it can be helpful to know what they are before making your next perfume purchase.
Probably the most popular scent option, floral perfumes contain the scent of either one flower (rose, gardenia, lavender) or a bouquet of several varieties. Floral scents are feminine and romantic. If you like floral fragrances, tryDaisy by Marc Jacobs or Ralph Lauren Romance.
This family of perfumes are characterized by an earthy, woodsy scent, with hints of oak, moss and citrus. Try Gucci Rush 2 Perfume by Gucci.
Think fresh cut grass, crushed leaves and other fresh, cool scents that bring to mind the outdoors and open spaces. If you like green fragrances try DKNY Be Delicious Green Apple.
Meaning fern in French, this family of scents is stronger and often used in men's fragrances. They contain hints of oak, moss and fresh herbs. If you enjoy the fougere scents, try Havana Pour Elle by Aramis.
These scents are influenced by the sea and evoke being by the ocean (sandy beach, salty air). Oceanic scents are clean, almost-masculine with hints of spice and citrus. If you like oceanic fragrances try Sunflowers by Elizabeth Arden or Cool Water Woman by Davidoff.
Step into a forest and these are the notes you will get with a woody scent. Think pine, cedar, sandalwood - scents that are earthy and musky. If you like woody scents, try Black by Bvlgari.
Understanding fragrance notes
Chances are the fragrance you choose will also have several "notes." Perfumes often contain layers of scents to create their unique bouquet. These layers are referred to as notes, and rather than noticing only one type of scent (rose or vanilla), you'll pick up on several notes that become more apparent over time. So what you smell at the beauty counter will change by the time you get home.
- Top notes: This is what you smell immediately upon applying your perfume. It's the scent that first hits your nose, but then evaporates quickly.
- Middle notes: The middle notes emerge as the top notes are dissipating and make up the majority of the scent.
- Base notes: These notes are richer and are not often detected until you've been wearing a scent for at least 20 to 30 minutes. These notes provide depth and back up the middle notes to create the overriding theme of the scent.