How Good are Copy Perfumes?

Jul 08, 20
How Good are Copy Perfumes?

Some people may be sceptical about buying copy perfumes and aftershaves. There are varying qualities of perfume copies in the market, so it’s correct to ask questions. When we talk about the quality of a similar perfume we are concerned about 3 main things: 

  1. How similar is the fragrance to the brand that is copied?
  1. How intense is the smell?
  1. Does it last long when worn?

Once you have an answer to these questions then you will find out what copy perfumes out there are worth the money.

The similarity of the scent

How similar the scent is, means having a look at how the fragrance is made up of different scents. Known in the fragrance world as ‘notes’. Every perfume consists of top, middle (or heart), and base notes.

Top notes are the first scent you ‘experience’ when you apply the fragrance. This scent evaporates, so these are important when making a first impression.

Then you smell the middle notes or heart notes. This is the scent you experience after the top note has faded a little.  These form the main body of the perfume. They are usually mellow and last longer depending on their concentration.

You then have the base note, which are the scents that reveal itself as the perfume reacts to your body.  It can take up to an hour for this to occur. The scent can last all day if using Eau de Parfum like all fragrances at NICCO).

Knowing which notes a perfume is made up of, you can then compare various fragrances. All you have to do is discover which notes your favourite designer perfume. Then you can compare them with the notes that make up perfume copies.

The intensity of the scent

A key ingredient in perfumes is natural oils. Oils are extracted from natural ingredients. These can include jasmine, sandalwood, rose petals and vanilla amongst others. Oil is extracted from these to produce a perfume oil. Several oils can be combined to make up the desired fragrance.

Different fragrances will have different levels of intensity. This comes down to the concentration of that oil. The higher the concentration of oil the more intense the scent. Eau de Parfum contains on average 10% to 20% perfume oils. In contrast, Eau de Toilet contains 5% to 10%, with Cologne 2% to 5%.

NICCO only stocks top quality Eau de Parfum. The most intense fragrance one could imagine.

The longevity of the perfume

Like intensity, longevity can depend on the concentration of perfume oils. But there is much more to it than concentration.

Skin type plays an important role. Perfume does not tend to stick about dry skin for as long as it does on oily skin.

It can also depend on the chemical makeup of the oils in use. Simple molecules such as those found in citrus notes, tend to break down quicker and so don’t last as long. Muskier notes can last days!

Why buy Copy Perfumes

Copy perfumes from NICCO are Eau de Parfum. The higher concentration means they will be even more intense.  They will also last longer than high street Eau de Toilette fragrances.

Buying a luxury designer brand perfume comes at a cost. A high cost! Perfume copies from NICCO, are inspired by luxury brands, costs less. You could save up to 90% on some copy perfumes for women and men.

You can check out all our luxury brand inspired perfume copies here.

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