The proverbial “cat” is out of the bag! Scentsy Solid Perfume has finally gone public, and those fortunate enough to attend convention will leave with full retail versions of all five fragrances. Fine fragrance is a new direction for Scentsy—one I am confident will be enjoyed by Consultants and customers alike. So let’s start with a basic question: What is the difference between “fine” fragrance and “home” fragrance?
Fine fragrance is wearable. It is designed with your skin in mind (cosmetic grade). You will have a unique experience using it because your skin will modify the scent in a personal or individual way. This is largely the result of your skin pH (which is a measurement of acidity vs. alkalinity) interacting with the fine fragrance. Keep in mind, even your shampoo or favorite hand lotion will “layer” to some extent with any fine fragrance you wear. Home fragrance, on the other hand, such as the oils used in our wax or room sprays, is not designed for your skin and is not cosmetic grade.
So now to the question you really want answered: What makes Scentsy Solid Perfume special? First and foremost it’s the quality of the product, like all our fragrances. From the base material (which holds the oils) to the actual fragrance oils used, right down to our packaging, quality was our primary goal. Second was value. Scentsy products have always been designed to deliver value, whether in exceptional quality at a fair price, product volume, or duration (life expectancy). We never cut corners, and Solid Perfume is no exception.
Many of you may have used a solid perfume in the past, or might still be using one. I would invite you to test the quality of our product against anyone’s. Apply an equal amount of Scentsy on one wrist (you’ll have to rub it in with a finger for the purpose of this test) to a competitive product on the other (most of which require you to dip your finger into a tub to extract it regardless). Start a timer and evaluate each wrist at 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, and 4 hours. Make sure you wash your hands, or more specifically your fingers, as fine fragrance can irritate your eyes if you rub them, and of course avoid washing the fragrance off your wrist.
Take note of how the fragrance changes over time. You will likely discover how the top notes gradually fade away, leaving you with middle and ultimately only dry down notes (http://scentsyblog.com/scentsy-blog/entryid/18.aspx). The temperature of your skin, your activity levels, and many additional factors will alter your individual results, but I’ll be shocked if you’re able to find a competitor’s solid perfume that outperforms Scentsy—at any price.
In the near future, we’ll have an FAQ posted for Scentsy Solid Perfume that will answer the vast majority of questions you may have about the product line. Here is a short list of product claims that should tide you over until then:
Scentsy Solid Perfumes are:
7. Propylene glycol-free
8. Dye-free (no added colorants)
9. Never tested on animals
When the Solid Perfume FAQ is posted online, I’ll provide a link to it within the comments section of this blog post. In the meantime, share your thoughts and opinions of the five fragrances we’re launching as you get a chance to experience them—your feedback is appreciated!