Acqua Di Parma Cologne is made of natural fragrant oil extracts diluted in water or high-grade alcohol. The dilution of these oil extracts determines the strength of the fragrance of Acqua Di Parma Cologne that, in turn, exacts the lasting power of the scent. Fragrances of Acqua Di Parma Cologne are comprised of many different scents. These scents are called notes.
Top notes are very light and last but a few minutes (5-10 minutes). Middle notes become apparent in about 15 minutes after application. They can last up to an hour or more. Bottom notes last the longest, usually for several hours.
Some fragrances of Acqua Di Parma Cologne last much longer than others. People with dry skin usually find their fragrance holding time shorter than those with oily skin because oily skin has more natural moisture to hold in the fragrance. The fragrance of Acqua Di Parma Cologne will last longer on some people than on others because of differences in skin (oily or dry) and PH levels.
To achieve a longer effect, try layering your fragrance. Using the fragrance bath gel, moisturizer or powder before applying the actual fragrance will usually have a longer lasting effect. Apply the fragrance low on your body allowing the scent to rise. Also, apply it behind your ears and neck. A light spray on your hair can last all day.
Alcohol makes the fragrance of Acqua Di Parma Cologne emanate from your skin. Without alcohol, you would be the only person who knew you were wearing any fragrance at all.
To get the best out of Acqua Di Parma Cologne, keep all fragrances in a cool, dry area away from windows as sunlight and heat can unbalance fragrance ingredients. Any opened bottle should be kept in its box to insure a longer life. The fragrance of Acqua Di Parma Cologne will generally last much longer than that of colonge. One can use less of each, the overall scent will last longer and still have the facial benefit of after shave.