HOW TO TRY ON PARFUM - For the same reason you decant a bottle of wine, or wait and let the glass of wine breath before tasting, fragrance needs to breath! Simply spray a few pumps a few inches away from your CLEAN wrist or elbow - void of other fragrances. Let it dry down and breath, usually best to wait about 15 mintues. But feel free to enjoy the fragrance as it moves through each layer, top, middle and base. They are all beautiful, but a true representation is NOT from the spray head and NOT on initial spray. Like a slow dance, patience and grace! And honestly, spraying it on paper blotter card doesn't give it justice - use your bare skin!