Pure perfume oils are truly what the designer of the fragrance had in mind when it was first created. Perfume oils are far more sophisticated than perfume with fillers. All commercially available "perfumes" are actually perfume oils with fillers. The fillers are usually alcohol or alcohol substitute and sometimes water.
Alcohol in Perfume
The main purpose of alcohol is to cause the perfume oils to evaporate faster than they would by themselves. This gives the impression that the perfume is considerably stronger than it actually is and is why when you first put on a commercial fragrance, the aroma may sometimes seem overwhelming to those around you. This also explains why the scent fades dramatically within one or two hours. The perfume oils have evaporated along with the alcohol.
Alcohol Denat in Perfume
Denatured alcohol is an industrial methylated spirit or surgical spirit (contains natural or synthesised ethanol and denaturing agent such as methanol or methylisobutyl ketone) and is a substitute filler. This is regarded as permissible for external use and is considered Halal by many scholars. Alternative to this is the oil based perfume (Attar) which contains no alcohol whether natural or synthesised.
We stock both spray based and oil based perfume allowing our customers to decide which one they prefer.