WHY ADOPT ALCOHOL-FREE PERFUME IN YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE?
A PERFUME CAN BE INTOXICATING. IT HAS THE MYSTERIOUS ABILITY TO BRING JOY IN AN INSTANT, OR TAKE YOU BACK IN TIME TO A TENDER AND PRECIOUS MEMORY. WHAT DO YOU LOOK FOR WHEN SEARCHING FOR A NEW PERFUME FOR YOURSELF OR A LOVED ONE? FINDING THE SCENT THAT WILL BEST REFLECT YOUR PERSONALITY WHILE PUTTING A SMILE ON YOUR FACE? IT'S ONLY NATURAL, BUT DO YOU TAKE THE TIME TO LOOK INTO THE PERFUME’S COMPONENTS? HERE YOU’LL DISCOVER ALL THE SECRETS AND BENEFITS OF ALCOHOL-FREE PERFUME. AND YOU’LL WONDER HOW YOU EVER DID WITHOUT!
WHAT IS AN ALCOHOL-FREE PERFUME?
Alcohol-free perfumes are perfectly suited to sensitive skin. Unlike alcoholic perfumes, which can dry out the skin, alcohol-free fragrances actually contribute to softening the skin. Another benefit is that they generally last longer on the skin, about 10 to 15 hours, and have a better shelf life.
As you may have gathered, alcohol-free perfumes are healthier and often more effective. So you might think these natural scents would be more expensive than a traditional perfume… Rest assured, we have good news: alcohol-free perfumes are in fact perfectly affordable, sometimes even more so than traditional perfumes.
Furthermore, alcohol-free perfumes are made from essential oils.
WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES WITH A TRADITIONAL PERFUME?
A traditional perfume, regardless of brand and price, consists of at least 80% alcohol. Alcohol is the ingredient used to distil the fragrance concentrate and ensure excellent preservation of the perfume. Now let’s take a closer look at the main differences between a traditional perfume and an alcohol-free perfume.
Perfumes that contain alcohol can, depending on a person’s sensitivity, cause headaches due to their overpowering smell.
As you would expect, alcoholic perfumes are highly flammable, while non-alcoholic perfumes are non-flammable.
In increased temperatures, alcoholic perfumes tend to evaporate while non-alcoholic perfumes typically last longer. In fact, the heat tends to strengthen
the scented oils.
An alcoholic perfume can cause the skin to dry out because it removes all the natural skin oil. That’s why alcohol-free perfumes are better suited to dry skins because essential oils are naturally absorbed and keep the skin moisturised.
Alcoholic fragrances tend to mask some of the subtle notes of perfume while alcohol-free fragrances remain true to their natural components.
Most of the time, alcoholic perfumes [CK1] contain various synthetic chemicals. When absorbed through the skin, these may cause allergies. Known side effects include breathing difficulties, skin rashes, and irritation of the eyes or nose. Of course, these dangers depend on each person’s sensitivity and overall health but if you want to avoid any risk, opt for an alcohol-free perfume and keep safe.
Alcohol-free perfumes are often less expensive than alcoholic perfumes. Smelling great while taking care of yourself without spending too much money: it’s all possible!
An alcohol-free fragrance works wonders in the summer, especially with light clothing or swimwear! It does not stain and can be sprayed on the skin after applying sunscreen.
WHO ARE NON-ALCOHOLIC PERFUMES FOR?
Alcohol-free perfumes are a very good alternative for young children or even infants over 3 months old, whose skin is more fragile than that of adults. When intended for children, alcohol-free perfumes bring some light and pleasant notes to be sprayed sparingly on their clothes. Alcohol-free perfumes are suited to young children’s delicate skins and confer a feeling of well-being that you will remember every time you smell that childhood scent.
Alcohol-free perfumes are also perfectly suitable for adults, both women and men, who tend to have sensitive skin or an alcohol allergy. Pregnant women should also use alcohol-free alternatives to protect themselves from certain components contained in traditional perfumes such as petrochemicals. This helps pregnant women add a very enjoyable touch of femininity to their daily life.
In general, alcohol-free perfumes are aimed at anyone concerned about their well-being who wants to know exactly what they are applying to their skin. If you have sensitive skin or simply wish to avoid the use of aggressive or even harmful chemicals, alcohol-free perfume is certainly the best option!
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR NEXT NON-ALCOHOLIC PERFUME?
Does the idea of perfuming yourself while paying more attention to respecting your skin sound appealing to you? You deserve the best, and so does your skin. Here is some additional information to make sure you make the right choice.
If you buy your non-alcoholic perfume in a shop, don’t hesitate to test it directly on your skin at wrist level, as the olfactory effects can vary from one person to the next, depending on skin type and texture. Your own scent will instantly blend with the perfume to create a new and unique fragrance!
In case you can’t visit a shop, some websites attempt to adequately describe scents to help you make your decision from home. Hard to believe? Take a look at the following paragraph that describes Gellé Frères’ Eau de Parfum encapsulated Rose Galante, guaranteed alcohol-free and long-lasting:
A multifaceted product designed as a floral bouquet around a main flower, which Gellé Frères strives to nuance, reinforce and sublimate.
A delicate and subtle rose perfume. A resolutely modern scent.
Opening with dewdrops, mingled with fruity notes and violet leaf.
What follows is a base note of green rose that combines the delicacy of white musk with the soothing quality of cedar.
To find out which essence best suits you and will reveal the queen within you, take part in our quick and fun ten-question test! Or simply explore the different poetic presentations of Gellé Frères’ range of alcohol-free perfumes.
HOW TO APPLY YOUR ALCOHOL-FREE PERFUME
Ideally, your perfume should be applied to clean skin: after taking a shower in the morning or before going out.
Non-alcoholic perfume should be applied to specific areas to make the pleasure last, both for you and those lucky enough to stand next to you! These areas are called “pulse points”, the places where your body gives off the most heat. These main points are located at the wrist, neck, behind the earlobes and in the décolleté. Joints should also not be overlooked, as every movement will release the subtle scent of your perfume. You can also delicately scent your hair and clothes, but be careful not to overdo it!
Don’t forget that alcohol-free perfumes are very long lasting throughout the day, so there’s no need to abundantly spray yourself hoping it will last. Instead, opt for a few spritz in the strategic locations we’ve just discussed.