Welcome to Chris Adams Perfumes Ltd’s terms and conditions. These terms and conditions apply to the use of www.chrisadamsperfumes.com and the sale and purchase of our products is subject to the conditions set out on this page.
By using www.chrisadamsperfumes.com you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions set out below. If you do not agree to be bound by these terms and conditions you should leave this website immediately.
If you have any questions relating to these terms and conditions please contact our customer services team at firstname.lastname@example.org before you place any order at www.chrisadamsperfumes.com.
1.1 Access to this website is permitted on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw and amend the Services without notice. We will not be liable if for any reasons the website is unavailable at any time or for any period. We reserve the right to restrict access to some or all parts of the website from time to time.
1.2 We reserve the right to change these Terms and Conditions at any time. Any such changes will take effect when posted on the website and it is your responsibility to read the Terms and Conditions on each occasion you use this website and your continued use of the website shall signify your acceptance to be bound by the latest Terms and Conditions.
2.1 In order to simplify the term and conditions we have provided definitions of keywords or phrases. Where the words or phrases below should be interpreted to have the following meanings:-
2.2 “Contract” an agreement between Chris Adams Perfumes Ltd and You to sell the item(s) which you have placed on order through the website and which incorporate these Terms and Conditions.
2.3 “Order(s)” this means an order placed by you for one or more of our products.
2.4 “You”, “Your”, “Customer” the person that is placing the order or simply using the website as a customer.
2.5 “We” “Us” “Our” this means Chris Adams Perfumes Ltd.
2.6 “Website” www.chrisadamsperfumes.com
3. Using the Website
3.1 This website will require registration and subsequent access to the website will be subject to an approved log in name and password. It is the responsibility of the Customer to ensure that all information provided by the Customer on this website is accurate and complete.
3.2 All password details are accepted and may be withdrawn at Our sole discretion and are exclusive to You and non-transferable and must be treated as strictly confidential at all times.
3.4 Occasionally this website may contain sponsored/offers/promotions links to other websites, which are not operated by us. We have no control over linked sites and will not accept any responsibility for them or any issue/loss/damage that may occur from your use of those links. Use of those links will be subjected to terms and conditions within each of those sponsored sites.
3.5 Chris Adams Perfumes Ltd has made every effort to ensure that www.chrisadamsperfumes.com is free from viruses and defects. However it is your responsibility to ensure that your computer is properly protected and updated with specialist screening software available to screen out all which may damage it. We cannot guarantee that using this website or other websites which can be accessed through www.chrisadamsperfumes.com will not result in any damage to your computer.
4. Product Information
4.1 All products for sale on www.chrisadamsperfumes.com are subject to availability, if for any reasons your order cannot be fulfilled owing to lack of stock, you will be advised by email and/or phone and if any payment made by you, the same shall be refunded to you within 7 days.
4.2 Every product is sold subject to the product description and supporting information such as volume, estimated delivery dates, delivery charges and guarantees.
4.3 We will take all reasonable care to ensure that all of the products details, descriptions and prices are correct at the time when the information is uploaded onto the website.
4.4 We reserve the right to refuse orders where the product information, price or product promotions have been incorrectly published.
4.5 All prices exclude the VAT and are subject to change without prior notice. VAT will be additionally charged for UK and EU customers only.
5.1 We will deliver our products to customer in the UK and rest of the world except GCC and this is subject to the correct delivery charge being paid.
5.2 All delivery times are only estimates and shall not be guaranteed.
5.3 Delivery of the goods will depend on the option that was selected at the delivery stage.
5.4 We offer a standard delivery service which aims to deliver the goods within 5-7 working days. However no guarantee is made other than mainland UK.
5.5 We will make every effort to deliver goods within the estimated time frames; however delays are occasionally inevitable due to unforeseen factors. We shall be under no liability for any delay or failure to deliver the products within estimated time scales.
5.6 Risk of loss and damage of products passes to you on the date when the products are delivered or on the day of first attempted delivery by us.
6.1 After placing an order, you will receive an e-mail from us acknowledging that we have received your order. All orders are subject to availability and acceptance by us, which shall be confirmed by an e-mail that confirms that the Product has been dispatched (the "Dispatch Confirmation"). The Contract between us shall only be formed once we have sent you the Dispatch Confirmation.
6.2. We will not process your order until payment has been received in full in accordance with the provisions of section 7.
6.3 The Contract will relate only to those Products whose dispatch we have confirmed in the Dispatch Confirmation. We will not be obliged to supply any other Products which may have been part of your order until the dispatch of such Products has been confirmed in a separate Dispatch Confirmation.
6.4. We are entitled to refuse any order made by you for any reason.
6.5. When making a request you undertake that all details you provide to us requesting goods or services are true and accurate, that you are an authorized user of the credit or debit card used to make your request and that there are sufficient funds to cover the cost of the goods and services. It is your responsibility to inform us of any changes to these details as soon as possible.
6.6. In order to contract with Chris Adams Perfumes Ltd you must be at least 18 years of age and possess a valid credit or debit card issued by a bank acceptable to us and in a method acceptable to us as set out in Clause 7.7.
7. Price and Payments
7.1 Whilst we try and ensure that all details, descriptions and prices which appear on this Website are accurate, errors may occur. If we discover an error in the price of any goods which you have ordered we will inform you of this as soon as possible and give you the option of reconfirming your order at the correct price or cancelling it. If we are unable to contact you we will treat the order as cancelled. If you cancel and you have already paid for the goods, you will receive a full refund. We are under no obligation to provide the Product to you at the incorrect (lower) price, even after We have sent you a Dispatch Confirmation, if the pricing error is obvious and unmistakable and could have reasonably been recognized by you as a miss-pricing.
7.2 All prices are exclusive of VAT. VAT will be additionally charged for UK and EU customers only. Delivery costs will be charged in addition; such additional charges are clearly displayed where applicable and included in the 'Total Cost'.
7.3 All credit/debit cardholders are subject to validation checks and authorization by the card issuer. If the issuer of your payment card refuses to, or does not for any reason, authorize payment then you will be notified of this at the check-out stage, or shortly after placing your order.
7.4 By submitting an order to us through our site, you are confirming that the payment details provided on your order are valid and correct.
7.5 All transactions will be in pounds sterling. Non-UK credit card providers and banks will determine the exchange rates to be applied and may add an additional processing or administration charge in relation to such payments which non-UK card holders will be liable to pay.
7.6 Prices are subject to change without notice but changes will not affect orders which we have already accepted.
7.7 Payment for all Products must be by credit or debit card. We accept payment with VISA and MASTERCARD, INTERNATIONAL MAESTRO, INTERNATIONAL VISA ELECTRON, UK VISA ELECTRON, UK DEBIT MASTERCARD, UK VISA DEBIT and UK MAESTRO.
7.8 Only one promotion code can be used per order.
7.9 Discounts promotional code can only be applied to full price items.
8.1 Except where explicitly stated in the Contract all persons (including their names and images), third party trademarks and images of third party products, services and/or locations featured on this website are in no way associated, linked or affiliated with Chris Adams Perfumes Ltd. and you should not rely on the existence of such a connection or affiliation.
9.1 You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Chris Adams Perfumes Ltd, its directors, officers, employees, consultants, agents, and affiliates, from any and all third party claims, liability, damages and/or costs (including, but not limited to, legal fees) arising from your use of this Website or your breach of the Terms of Service.
10. Intellectual Property Rights
10.1 You acknowledge and agree that all copyright, trademarks and all other intellectual property rights and all materials and/or content made available as part of your use of this website shall remain at all times vested in us or our licensor. You are permitted to use this material only as expressly authorized by us or our licensor.
10.2 All rights on this website are owned by Chris Adams Perfumes Ltd. The website is for personal and non-commercial use only. Any attempt to copy, store or share content and information for commercial purposes is strongly prohibited. You must not attempt (and agree not to assist or facilitate any third party to attempt) to copy, reproduce, transmit, publish, display, distribute, commercially exploit or create derivative works from this website.
11. Contact and Company Information
11.1 Questions, comments, requests regarding these terms and conditions or our Products should be addressed to email@example.com
11.2 Complaints should be addressed in writing to the following:
Chris Adams Perfumes Ltd
12A, Arless House,
Harrow, HA1 2JP
11.3 www.chrisadamsperfumes.com is a site operated by Chris Adams Perfumes Ltd. We are registered in England and Wales under company number 7114076. Our registered address is the one which is stated in clause 11.2. OUR VAT Registration Number is 114 9983 86.
Fragrance is much more than just perfume, today it is part of lifestyle and daily grooming routine. Fragrance is a vanity that can conjure up stories, emotions, transport you somewhere else, capture many memories of family and friends or special moments in time.
It is a blend of various raw materials containing essential oils, alcohol, aroma compounds, solvent and aqua as well as other ingredients to improve the skin feel. The concentration of these compounds would determine the longevity of the fragrance.
Concentrated Perfume Oil
This is the extract of a fragrance and represents the scent in its purest form with concentration around 20 to 40%. Due to this high concentration this form lasts longer and requires less frequent application.
Eau de Parfum or EDP is one of the most popular forms of fragrance. Eau de Parfum contains between 15 to 20% of essential oils and is the second most potent and longest lasting means of wearing a fine fragrance. Eau de Toilette or EDT is fast growing category and the most common means of wearing a fragrance. EDT's are not as highly concentrated in essential oils as an EDP or Perfume would be and contain 5 to 15 % of fragrance oils. This impacts the ability of the fragrance to last and around 80 % of the oils in an EDT fragrance will evaporate within three hours of application.
A fragrance is composed of three notes and these are formulated to evaporate in layers. The composition of a perfume is called an accord where there are three sets of 'notes' that appear gradually on top of each other thus creating an olfactive harmony.
Top notes (head)
Top notes or “ Note de tete” these notes are THE MONEY SHOTS the first scents you smell, which wear away after around 10 minutes and leave behind the heart notes. A few hours later, the perfume’s essence, or base notes, emerge. Therefore one should wear a scent around for a while to evaluate how its entire fragrance profile develops.
The compounds that make up the top notes are usually sharp and volatile.
Middle notes (heart)
The true personality of these scents appear just before the top notes die down and are usually rounded and soft. Floral scents are the typical middle notes. The ‘heart’ gives the perfume its main character together with the base notes. The middle notes can start to appear a few minutes after application and will last about 3-6 hours on the skin.
Base notes (dry-down)
These notes are comprised of compounds which are heavy and large molecules that evaporate slowly. They emerge last and add a rich and deep character to the fragrance. They are also used to give lasting power to the perfume. You'll probably detect the first base notes between half an hour to an hour and they can last up to 24 hours on the skin.
- Role of Fragrances
Fragrance is both romantic and attractive. It certainly creates an allure when you are around somebody who smells good. For the world in general, a fragrance simply makes the wearer more attractive and pleasant to be around. Our sense of smell has such an evocative power. " Smell is the primordial sense, more powerful, more primitive, more intimately tied to our memories and emotions than any other. A scent can trigger spiritual, emotional or physical peace and stimulate healing and wellness."
The reasons why people wear fragrances are a complex of psychological motivations including social and sexual attraction, seduction, romance, status definition, confidence building, enhancement of feelings of personal well being and self esteem.
- How to apply
For maximum diffusion , you should apply fragrance to your “pulse” points, including the inner wrists and elbows, behind the knees and in the nape of the neck. For a more subtle effect, some people like to spray the fragrance in the air and walk into it. If you have allergic tendencies or very sensitive skin, you may prefer to spray fragrance onto your clothes, which will make a subtle but long-lasting impression
- Gift the right fragrance
Picking up a fragrance for someone can sometimes be exhausting. Start by asking yourself what are the perfumes that the person already has. What are the olfactive preferences of the person? Do they usually prefer light floral, fruity, green, citrus or spicy and warm fragrances?
Lighter skin and hair people tend to prefer lighter perfumes: floral/citrus, fruity/green, and darker skin and hair people tend to prefer more spicy and warm perfumes. Young people usually prefer light floral, fruity and citrus' perfumes.
Each fragrance family has its own personality, but each person’s ideal fragrance is unique to themselves.
Always keep the cap on your perfume bottle closely tight. Oxygen is a big enemy to perfume and will spoil its chemical composition. Sunlight exposure can have detrimental effects on the fragrance. Keep your perfume away from heat and direct sunlight. Your perfume should be kept in a cool dark place if you want it to retain its quality for a long time. If you like to keep your perfume on a counter, use it within a year.
When it comes to perfumes......Monogamy is a passé....especially when one is surrounded by multitude of tempting fragrances all around.....
Having a well-honed collection of perfumes is the way to go !!
One signature fragrance versus a "wardrobe"
The idea to have one signature fragrance is archaic. People now prefer having a collection depending on their mood, season or particular occasion. Also to avoid "olfactive adaptation " phenomenon where using one signature fragrance gets you desensitized to the perfume, its always better to have a WARDROBE. Why not have a rich and varied assortment of perfumes for your dressing table as well as to cater to multi-faceted aspects of your life and personality?
PARTY TIME !!! When you are in a party mood or having a night out , you should choose a heavier perfume for long lasting effect and to stand out a bit, of course !!! Musk types of perfumes work well in this case.
TIME FOR CELEBRATIONS !!! Wedding celebrations , festivals, ceremonies it is perfect occasion to wear your favorite florals. It is wise to choose romantic scents with a smell of sophistication. This you will find in floral types of perfumes. When you yourself are in a bit of a romantic occasion make use of oriental perfumes to enhance your sensuality.
When its time to go on that special date or for an romantic evening dinner, orientals and woodsy perfume add an air of mystery and seduction. For seductive scents vanilla, basil, cinnamon draw as much attention as musks do.
Choosing a fragrance suitable for particular event of occasion is important.
Our ability to smell and our sensitivity to scents changes over short periods of time, between morning, afternoon and evening, before and after a meal, as well as over longer periods with changes of season and temperature, hormonal changes, during pregnancy, according to our state of healthand as we grow older. Our sense of smell is directly linked to our emotional state as well as to genetic patterns that define physical balance and health. Some research suggests that our smell sensitivity declines as we age, so we may tend to prefer stronger, more long lasting scents as we get older. Medical and pysological conditions affect our ability to smell or alter our perception of perfume.
Women tend to switch fragrances due to factors including change of mood, special occasion, change of season, a friends recommendation, popularity of the perfume or something seen in press or TV advertising.
Human skin is a complex organ defined by thickness, moisture content, acidity (pH), oiliness and texture. All of these can change at different times and can affect the way a perfume emanates from the skin. In addition, each person has unique natural scent profile defined genetically. When you find that a perfume smelled great on a friend just doesn't work for you, it may be that your basic skin chemistry is changing the scent or rather that the perfume does not compliment your own natural scent profile.
Recent research indicates that each person's natural body scent profile ( and perhaps pheromone profile) is a unique and is defined genetically.
Fragrances also interact differently with dry or oily skin. Oily skin, on the other hand, hold on to the top notes longer, and can retain softer scents over time.