Scent Science, Simplified

High FPi vs. Low FPi

A common misconception that many people have is that the more potent a fragrance, the better it is. This is not always the case. Please allow me to explain the benefits of both:

Higher FPi fragrances: These are best utilized in situations where you are free to move about in environments where various smells are abundant. For example, many people enjoy applying more powerful fragrances when they go to events or clubs, where there may be any number of competing scents around. In these types of situations, it is unlikely that the strength of the fragrance will offend or irritate other people. Also, with higher FPi fragrances, less is more, so you can save money by being light on the trigger.

Lower FPi fragrances: All too often people complain of being bothered by the smell of perfume or cologne being overapplied; however, the likely explanation is that the culprit is overapplying a VERY potent fragrances. In these types of situations, a lower FPi juice will do the trick. Of course, overapplication is still not recommended. Low FPi fragrances are best used in office environments (always check to see whether or not your employer has a no-fragrance policy or not!), or in more intimate settings like dates, when you want your fragrance to be noticed, but don’t want it sitting front row center.

These are merely a few of the reasons why any true frag-head keeps a diverse collection of both high and low FPi fragrances in their wardrobe. Because you never know what tomorrow may bring!

One last tip: Wear what you like! That’s all that really matters in the end :)

Stay fragrant, friends.

-The Smelly Scientist