Being a new technology, merchants are often speculative on how the payment gateway works. They usually confuse themselves by understanding payment gateway is a synonym of e commerce shopping cart.

So what is payment gateway?

Payment gateway for tech support is a service which is integrated in a web based e commerce website’s shopping cart and it evidently gathers payment data provided by the customer at the checkout.

The data is then encrypted and transmitted to the card issuing bank for clearance. Once the authorization clearance is received, it is then sent to the merchant and further displayed to the card holder.

Traditionally the merchants used to accept hard cash due to locality sales. In the same manner, due to globalization, a technology such a payment gateway came in to ease the transactions.

For a layman’s understanding, when the goods or services are to be sold virtually, the payment needs to be done for the same. For this it is not possible for the merchant or the customer to travel overseas just to hand over the cash in person. So to make such payments real, the payment gateway system has been introduced. This provides the customers to make payment easily at their comfort zone. By the merchant’s point of view, he is happy as the money is directly getting credited in his account. Services such as this payment gateway for tech support are gaining popularity among SME’s and small busiesses.

A merchant account needs to be opened by the merchant. It acts very similarly to a bank account which allows businesses to accept money via any debit or credit card to be directly credited to such accounts. Under an agreement between the merchant acquiring bank and an acceptor, the merchant account is established for a proper settlement of payment done by debit or credit cards. A merchant may order payment gateway for tech support, websites, schools, startups, import, export, etc.

In the 21st century, a payment gateway is a need of any business. This is because a business cannot work without sales and service. With world becoming a global market, one needs a website to feature their products. To sell the same, they need to have a mode by which the money can be transmitted in the bank account securely. All this is handled by the payment gateway in a very accurate manner to run everything smoothly even when the customer is miles apart.

How to choose a payment gateway?

The primary points to be kept in mind which choosing a right payment gateway are:

  1. Compatibility

The payment gateway should always be compatible with your shopping cart’s technology.

  1. Price

The payment gateway has become a commodity service to all and hence your conclusion for a package selected should impact pricing.

  1. Security

Knowledge about the best payment gateways in the market is a must to keep you updated as to who is using the safest technology and who are frauds.

  1. Customizability vs. Simplicity

Some payment gateways are very simple to implement but do not authorize a high degree of customization. Others might be complex to understand but allow customization. The need of the organization should be studies before choosing an appropriate payment gateway.

Companies may study their needs and then can research on the internet as to which gateway could suit them. The best payment gateways for tech support, IT industries, schools, household markets, etc. are easily available in a form of package which can be ordered even online.…

Jean-Christophe grew up against the backdrop of perfume, as his father manufactured concentrates. While in his teens, his father gave him Joop for Men. “It was the first time I ever fell in love with a fragrance,” he recalls. Though he studied chemistry, it wasn’t until his father sent him to Grasse, as a trainee in a control laboratory, that he became intrigued by the fields of mimosa and the jasmine and tuberose absolutes.


The real turning point came when he met Pierre Bourdon, the creator of Joop for Men, who agreed to mentor him on condition that he read all of Proust’s In Search of Lost Time. A year later, Bourdon began teaching him the method he’d learned from his mentor, Edmond Roudnitska. Jean-Christophe soon developed his own olfactory language, writing down what each raw material conjured up for him. Now at IFF, he works with incredible ingredients and dreams of creating a new olfactory family. Convinced that daring and creativity are essential to the fragrances of tomorrow, he strives to create perfumes which arouse forceful emotions.


  • The earth after the rain in summer and the smell of privet flowers, which remind him of childhood vacations in Normandy.
  • Good food: “When you are an amateur of perfume, you are always very interested in food,” he says. He loves to prepare shellfish risotto with tarragon or a panna cotta.
  • Eloquent raw materials: cypriol because it is an almost virile type of wood; aldehydes for their metallic facets; benzoin; and, though it seems paradoxical, hedione.
  • Legendary fragrances: Farenheit by Dior, Joop for Men, Aromatics Elixir by Clinique, and Angel by Thierry Mugler.

Previous Creations:

  • Lulu Castagnette: Indomptée
  • Adolfo Dominguez: Agua Sandalo
  • Salvador Dalí: Daring Gold
  • Canali: Canali Man, Black Diamond, Summer Night (Men), Canali Style, Canali Dal 1934
  • Esprit: Connect For Us, Groovy Life by Esprit Woman
  • Grès: My Dream-Hommage à Marlene Dietrich
  • Luciano Soprani: Donna Soir
  • Ghost: Captivating
  • Yves Saint Laurent: Opium Vapeur de Parfum (with D.Ropion)
  • Comme des Garçons: Amazingreen
  • Balenciaga: Florabotanica (with O. Polge)
  • Chopard: Enchanted (with D. Ropion), Enchanted Golden Absolute (with D. Ropion)

About the Fragrance:

Jean-Christophe Herault always wanted to create a fragrance around osmanthus. “Osmanthus is a really beautiful flower both delicate and fresh with soft and clean juicy apricot, jasmine and light leathery and tea facets. In this fragrance, I expressed the delicacy and lightness of the flower while keeping it warm and sensual”. To achieve this equilibrium,  Jean-Christophe opens the composition with a sparkling citrus top of Bergamot Essence and Lemon Essence twisted with juicy transparent apricot notes. The light ethereal aspect of FR! 01/08 is underlined by a crisp vegetal and dewy tea accord sprinkled with crushed green Violet Leaves. The freshness and the naturality of the flower is developed in a rich and voluptuous heart of Tunisian Orange Flower Absolute LMR and Sambac Jasmine Absolute LMR. The fragrance becomes more sophisticated and deeper with a combination of leathery and chypre notes with Patchouli Heart Essence LMR. “It was a real pleasure to compose a fragrance feeling free of constraints and I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed creating it”.

FR! 01/02 by Julie Massé is a finalist in the first annual Art and Olfaction Awards ceremony. We were chosen from a pool of submissions that included 14 countries and 5 continents.


​FR! 01/02 by Julie Massé is a finalist in the first annual Art and Olfaction Awards ceremony. We were chosen from a pool of submissions that included 14 countries and 5 continents. Thrilled to have been a part of this competition. We await impatiently the April 25th, 2014 Awards Ceremony at the Goethe Insitut in Los Angeles.

The Judges for the finals are Christophe Laudamiel, Luca Turin, Mandy Aftel, Sarah Horowitz-Thran, and Stefan Sagmeister. They will be asked to rate the submissions on a scale of one to ten in the following categories.

  • First impressions (the impression of the scent in the first 15 minutes)
  • Wear-down (the scent’s performance in dry down)
  • Retention (the memory you have kept of the scent)
  • Artistry (the scent’s technical skill)
  • X Factor (something special, but undefineable)

Amélie Bourgeois was here for our FR! 01/04 Launch Party as well. What a treat to speak with the creator and wear the perfume simultaneously!

We are proud to invite you to our first FR! Member Event on Thursday, October 24, @ Warehouse 623 as part of Jungle Art Brooklyn.

An opportunity to meet FR! members and perfume aficionados, this event will also introduce Christophe Laudamiel, who will create a fragrance for FR! in 2014.