Does Solid Perfume actually work?

Solid perfume is becoming increasingly popular, but does it actually work? In this blog post, we explore solid perfumes and have a look at six tips to help you get the most out of your solid perfume. From choosing the right scent to making it last longer, these tips will help you get the most out of your solid perfume experience.

Perfume and Fine Fragrance

What is Solid Perfume?

Solid perfumes are fragrances that comes in a solid form, typically as a balm or a paste. It is made with a combination of waxes, oils and other ingredients that allow the scent to last longer on the skin than traditional liquid perfumes.

There are several benefits to wearing solid perfume. First, can be more concentrated than liquid perfume, so a little goes a long way. Second, it lasts longer on the skin, so you don’t have to reapply as often. Third, it is usually less expensive than buying multiple bottles of liquid perfume over time. Finally, solid perfume is easy to transport and doesn’t require carrying around a bottle or spill risk.

Our Fragrance Evaluator Anthony says;

“Yes, solid fragrances are definitely becoming more popular and are better from a sustainability point of view, often because they over a waterless or alcohol solution. This is also great for cultures which would prefer to have no alcohol in their perfumes. Solid perfumes will become a popular alternative to concentrated oils and attars.”

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Types of Solid Perfume and Cologne

There are a few different types of solid perfume, each with their own benefits:

1. Traditional Solid Perfume: This type of solid perfume is made with a base of beeswax or other natural waxes and then scented with essential oils or fragrance oils. It’s the most classic form of solid perfume and usually has a strong, long-lasting scent.

2. Alcohol-Based Solid Perfume: This type of solid perfume is made with a base of alcohol, which evaporates quickly on your skin. It’s perfect for those who don’t like the feeling of traditional wax-based perfumes and it also tends to have a lighter scent. You can often find this in a roller ball-type application.

3. Oil-Based Solid Perfume: This type of solid perfume is made with an oil base, which means it won’t evaporate as quickly as an alcohol-based perfume. It’s perfect for those who want a long-lasting scent that won’t fade away quickly.

Fragrances for Solid Perfume can range vastly and will mostly centre around Fine Fragrances. But one of the key considerations is to have enough fragrance to mask any odour created by the base.

We at Carvansons decided to test out a fairly inexpensive product and see what we thought. The product we chose is a set of perfume pencils that come in four different scents ranging from floral to very green and aquatic.

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Are Solid Perfumes any good?

Most people thought the fragrances would be more delicate and wouldn’t last but many of us ground we were still able to smell the scents by the end of the day. The worry for many of our testers was that the colour of the wax may stay on our clothes, but this didn’t appear to be the case. The pencils were easy to use and were easy to pop into a handbag. Most thought it would be a great idea for those travelling or not wanting to carry heavy and often very decorative bottles of perfume with them. On the whole, Team Carvansons liked the idea and we may even have converted a few sceptics along the way.

How do you make a Solid Perfume?

There are plenty of websites that provide guides to creating a solid perfume. Most solid perfumes are created using beeswax, almond oil and fragrance oil. We have plenty of fragrance oils that work well with solid colognes and perfumes.

How to use solid perfume

When it comes to using solid perfume, there are a few different methods you can use to apply it. The most common way is to simply rub it on your skin, but you can also dab it on with your fingers or use a cotton ball.

Here are a few tips for getting the most out of your solid perfume:

  • Start with clean skin: Be sure to wash and moisturize your skin before applying solid perfume. This will help the scent last longer and prevent any irritation.
  • Apply to pulse points: Pulse points are areas where your body heat emits more strongly, such as the wrists, neck, and behind the ears. Applying perfume to these areas will help make the scent last longer.
  • Layer with other products: If you want the scent of your solid perfume to be stronger, you can layer it with other products such as lotion or body oil. Just be sure not to overdo it, as too much fragrance can be overwhelming.

perfume balmHow to make solid perfumes last longer?

One way to make your solid perfume last longer is to apply it to your pulse points. Pulse points are areas of your body where your blood vessels are close to the surface of your skin, and they’re also typically the places where you sweat the most. By applying your solid perfume to these areas, you’ll be able to release its scent throughout the day as your body heat activates it.

Another way to make solid perfume last longer is to layer it with other scented products. For example, if you’re wearing a solid perfume that has a floral scent, you could pair it with a scented lotion or body oil that also has a floral scent. This will help amplify the fragrance of your solid perfume and make it last longer.

Finally, if you want to make sure your solid perfume lasts all day long, you can always reapply it as needed. This may seem like a lot of work, but it’s really not – once you get into the habit of reapplying your perfume every few hours, it’ll become second nature. Plus, it’s worth it when you get to enjoy the wonderful smell of your favourite fragrance all day long!

Do the scent of solid perfumes last longer?

If you’re wondering whether solid perfume actually works, the answer is yes! Unlike liquid perfumes, solid ones don’t contain water and so they can last longer on your skin. Rather than spraying your body multiple times, solid scents only need a few applications.

To get the most out of your solid perfume, it’s important to apply it correctly. The best way to do this is to dab a small amount on your pulse points and rub it in gently. You can also layer different scents to create your own custom fragrance.

Make sure you store it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight. Additionally, avoid touching or rubbing the area where you’ve applied the perfume as this will cause it to fade faster. Finally, don’t forget to seal the lid tightly after each use!

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About Carvansons

Carvansons is a world-leading manufacturer of mass-market and bespoke aroma compounds for the UK and international markets. Founded in 1941, Carvansons design, test and manufacture fragrance oil for a wide range of industries from industrial and home care products to fine fragrance, room scents and personal care. As an experienced and dedicated team of fragrance experts, Carvansons are well placed to support and advise on the latest trends and research and provide a bespoke and tailored service that supports your needs. Working in partnership with our customers, we help create the perfect fragrances for their products and build long-term relationships.

We work with many different companies throughout the world, which include both household names and smaller, niche industries. We advise and consult with you on the perfect scents for your product through market research and new product development.

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*Please note: The contents of this ebook are correct at the time of writing.  The opinions and suggestions within this article are a prediction only.  Before committing to any fragrance decisions, we suggest you conduct your own market research and seek the advice of a knowledgeable fragrance and perfumery specialist. The perfumes and products mentioned within our ebook are purely examples of products that contain particular fragrance notes. These are for reference only. We do not receive any commission for affiliated links/advertising.