This is a hard question.

First: It’s very important to note that these perfumes DOES NOT last as long as the original in store would. If you are used to the original and you can spend the R1000 to R2000 for the original please don’t buy these at this price and expect the lasting power of the one in store.

Second: Every single perfume is different and cannot be expected to have the same lasting power as some scents are meant to be lighter and some heavier. For example: Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue EDT  is designed to be a lighter fragrance than Tom Ford’s black orchid.

Third: Your skin & diet plays a huge roll. We have had clients who bought the same perfume but the one said it lasts up to 7-8 hours on her skin, where the other said 30 mins. Another example is: I myself tested the ORIGINAL DKNY green in store and it didn’t even last 20 mins on my skin before it was completely gone, and that was the Original that was priced at R950 in store. It really depends from person to person.

Fourth: Heat maximizes perfume. Your neck, wrists, backs of knees, and other pulse points emit more heat than other parts of your body. And that heat actually activates and maximizes your perfume. There are times during the day where perfume might smell stronger than other times because of heat.

Fifth: We have a second option of perfumes called the original Dubai Brands where some scents lasts up to 2 days on your skin, Please see our product list and look for the original Dubai brands under men’s and ladies perfume… Please note that these perfumes does not fall under the R170 category…