What Are Fragrances?
Fragrances are multifarious mixtures of what people in the business refer to as raw materials. These raw materials can be extracts from natural sources or synthetic raw materials. Fragrance is an invisible part of your personal style. One that has a significant effect on how people perceive you.
Oils are dissolved in a solvent (usually alcohol), to preserve a pleasant concoction of scents. The higher the concentration of oils – the greater the strength of the fragrance. The strength determines how long an application of the fragrance lasts on your skin.
• Increases your level of attractiveness.
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What Is The Difference Between Fragrance, Perfume, Toilette And Cologne?
Fragrance is a unisex, generic term used for perfume. Fragrances come in many forms and are called different names but generally fall into these categories:
Eau Fraiche – Man Eau Fraiche will help the wearer feel charismatic, confident, sexy, and modern. The most thinned version of smell or fragrance, usually with 1% – 3% scent oil in alcohol and water. Usually lasts for less than an hour. Eau fraiche is literally translated as fresh water. It means that there is a less concentration of alcohol water which is what gives it its fragrance.
Cologne (Eau de Cologne) – Cologne is the oldest word for perfume, used in North America for masculine scents. Light, refreshing, fruity,, spicy, lavender, amber fragrance. This masculine scent possesses a blend of crisp berries, grapefruit and warm moss. Typically composed of 2% – 4% perfume oils in alcohol and water. Be likely to be used in fragrances for younger people. Usually lasts for about 2 hours.
Toilette (Eau de Toilette) – A light spray composition with 5% – 15% pure perfume essence dissolved in alcohol. Usually lasts for about 3 hours.
Perfume (Eau de Parfum) – The best term used to describe a fragrance. Historically genderless and it is used to describe both fragrances men’s and women’s. Create your own personal fragrance with our legendary range of perfumes. Contains 15% – 20% pure perfume essence and lasts for about 5 to 8 hours.
Perfume – A dishonesty of the Latin phrase per fumum (through smoke). The most intense and expensive of all fragrance options. Slightly oilier, perfume, or parfum, is composed of 20% – 30% pure perfume essence. A single application of perfume can last up to 24 hours.
The Life Cycle of Fragrances
There are three different types of notes that comprise a scent – top, medium and base notes.
Top note – The top or basic note is the first, lighter smell of the fragrance that hits the nose first. The top note lasts around 15 minutes – 2 hours. Distinctive top and middle notes are a variety of floral scents, fruity scents and spices such as cinnamon. Examples of these notes include citruses, powdery scents and light floral.
Medium note – Also referred to as the middle or heart notes – display case the main elements of the fragrance. These notes develop after the top note clears – around 30 minutes and can last 3-5 hours after being sprayed. Heart notes most often include heavier floral scents.
Base note – The last to extend and helps to fix the fragrance to the skin. This is where you will smell the bolder notes of the scent, which become more noticeable when the fragrance has been on the skin for a while. Base notes tend to last from 5 to 10 hours. Distinctive base notes are sandalwood, vetiver, vanilla, tar, leather, smoke, tobacco, and musk.
As the notes dried up up, the scent will change, allowing for the scents to develop and be more interesting.
How to Select and Buy the Right Perfume
Scientific studies recommend that an individual or a person can select the best perfume that works best with his natural body odor. Don’t let others choose for you, instead let them highlight your judgment.
Don’t try a blind buy – purchasing a perfume on someone else’s recommendation.
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