Tips On Best Applying Women’s Perfume & Fragrances
Since The Time of the Pharaohs. Perfumes emerged early in advanced human civilizations, including the ancient Egyptians, Romans and later Muslim cultures beginning in the 6th century.
Originally, perfumes and fragrances substituted for bathing, and would mask any unpleasant odor build-up on a woman or man’s body. Cleanliness and Godliness along with body perfuming rapidly blended into religious and secular culture as the concept of weekly bathing and human hygiene became adopted culturally.
The Modern Beautifying Woman. To the modern age, where sophisticated urban women are surrounded by beauty and convenience aids, the art of feminine beautification has moved to an advanced stage of cultivation. A perfume becomes the most intimate and potentially most unique and romantic start to a woman’s fashion statement. Only someone permitted to get bodily close knows of her scent secret.
Applying Perfumes For All-Day Subtle Impact. Never over-apply a perfume or cologne. “Less is more” requires subtlety and knowledge on how perfume fragrance interact with a woman’s natural scent. Perfume molecules naturally vaporize throughout the day due to a woman’s body heat, and outside atmospheric conditions including heat humidity air quality.
Perfume naturally “lifts off” rising upwards…so the perfume you apply around your ears and neck is the first scent to “leave”. What to do? Answer is to work with your perfume, applying lightly to your ankles, legs and midriff, wrist and arms, as well as on your head…you’ll create a subtle all-day unique scent circle.
Environment Intrudes On Your Favorite Scent. Understand that sunlight, heat and oxygen break down your favorite perfume fragrance. Keep your perfume bottle tightly capped, stored in a dark cool place.
Health Issues Carried By Perfume Fragrances. For some women and men, with respiratory sensitivity, binding agents used within perfumes, such as acetone and ethyl acetate could be allergens carrying some level of health risk.
Defining And Classifying Fragrances
Creating The Perfect Aromatic: Design & Lab Expertise. Designing and then producing exotic fragrances requires high-order chemistry skills plus quality control processes that will separate-out and then amplify vital fragrance notes such as lavender, jasmine, cedar or patchouli into an intoxicating memorable and entirely unique personal fragrance statement.
Classifying Fragrances. Scent is stimulating. However, pure unadulterated processed perfume oil would be too powerful, and potentially health-damaging. Result? Types of fragrances have evolved, reflecting underlying aromatic dilution levels.
Perfume: Fragrance Compounds of 20% to 40%
Eau de Parfum: Fragrance Compounds of 10% to 30%
Eau de Toilette: Fragrance Compounds of 5% to 20%
Cologne: Fragrance Compounds of 2% to 3%
Vital Sources For Aromatics. Fragrance compounds are 1-part source odorant and another part manufacturing process to highlight, denature or alter the compound in order to create an altogether new and different fragrance note.
Seeds. Cocoa, cardamom, anise, nutmeg, coriander and others are popular odorant sources.
Fruits. Except for synthetic cherry or strawberry scents, most fruit odorant sources like the citrus family of orange, grapefruit, mandarin, lemon , lime yield vital scent oils from their rind.
Flowers. Flowers dominate as organic odorant sources for most perfumes. Rose, violet, lily, jasmine, peach, apricot, osmanthus, citrus blossom, ylang ylang tree.
Roots And Bulbs. Ginger, iris, orris root or vetiver roots provide examples of the complex below-ground odorant sources used by perfumers to create additional structure and depth to finished perfumes.
Woods Odorants. Many bass fragrance notes exist within the organic chemistry of woods like cedar wood, sandal wood, oak, rosewood, pine, jacaranda, juniper and other species. Additionally woods resins like pine and fir add additionally complex surprising and memorable aspects to a finished perfume.
Animal Kingdom Odorant Sources. Although moderated by endangered species protection laws, animal species such as civet cat, whales with ambergris, musk deer, honeycomb made by bees all contribute historically and presently to the design of modern fragrances of distinction.
Twigs And Leafy Odorant Sources. Sage, patchouli, rosemary, lavender, and even hay contribute compounds used in the design and manufacture of perfume fragrances and men’s cologne.