Most commercial scents contain alcohol. As a result, the scent goes on strong and then fades away fast. This perfume oil goes on and stays on longer without all the drying effects of alcohol. And let's face it, oil-based perfumes are more natural than alcohol. Alcohol is a volatile substance, meaning it evaporates quickly. Natural oils don’t break down as quickly, so they linger longer. This doesn’t mean the scent will last all day, but there is not such a great drop-off as there is with alcohol.