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    Default alcohol based vs oil based scents

    how do you say if a particular scent is alcohol based or oil based? are the designer fragrances which you can find in the malls or online are alcohol or oil based? example: Givenchy, Dior, Ysl, Versace, etc. thanks!

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    Default Re: alcohol based vs oil based scents

    if the carrier is alcohol, they are alcohol based.
    it is unlikely to find oil based fragrances. assume they are all alcohol based unless the bottle is small, comes with a dabber/roller instead of spray and it says oil on it.

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    Default Re: alcohol based vs oil based scents

    oh, so it means if the bottle has a sprayer, I can assume that it is alcohol based?

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    Default Re: alcohol based vs oil based scents

    just assume they are all alcohol based
    all the diors givenchys and so forth. it is pretty much the norm in western perfumery.

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    Default Re: alcohol based vs oil based scents

    Quote Originally Posted by sarıpatates View Post
    It is pretty much the norm in western perfumery.
    True enough.

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    Default Re: alcohol based vs oil based scents

    Yes mostly alcohol based. But you can easily read on the ingredients label.

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    Default Re: alcohol based vs oil based scents

    What kind of alcohol is generally used as the carrier?

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    Default Re: alcohol based vs oil based scents

    Ethyl alcohol
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    ^ Thank you.

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