Perfumes and fragrances are a part of beauty treatment and will enhance makeup, hair and most important, your mood.
Perfume is a mixture of fragrant essential oil and aroma compounds, fixatives, and solvents used to give the human body a pleasant smell. It is part of beauty treatment and will enhance makeup, hair and most important, your mood. There are several benefits of using fragrances.
Fragrances not only make you smell good but also attract opposite sex. It is important that you choose the right fragrance for you.
Fragrance relieves stress by calming your nerves. It can boost your mood and make you feel more sensual. It can be the first thing noticed on you or the last thing remembered.
Fragrance completes your look. It reacts differently on individual skin. It may smell good to others but it doesn’t mean it will smell the same on you.
The strongest and most concentrated in fragrance oil. It contains a hundred of ingredients. The mixture is normally aged for one year. It contains around 20-50 percent aromatic compound and it last for up to 6 hours or more.
Eau de parfume
This is lighter in fragrance and less expensive. It contains 10-30 percent aromatic compounds and it last to 3-5 hours.
Eau de toilette or EDT
This will last for up to 2-4 hours. It contains 5-20 percent aromatic compounds.
Eau de cologne or EDC
It’s the least concentrated. It contains 2-3 percent aromatic compounds and it last for 2 hours.
Popular scents used in perfume:
Fruity, citrus and spicy: fresh fruits such as apple, strawberries and cherries. They don’t really yield the expected odors. If these fragrances are in the bottle, they are synthetic. Grapefruit, oranges, lemon, lime and citrus are the most common fruits that yields aromatics from rind.
Musk and pheromones: an animal source from musk deer, it has now been replaced by the use of synthetic musks due to its price and various ethical issues.
Classic woody scent: Provide a base note for the perfume. Most commonly used wood includes sandalwood, rosewood, birch, agarwood, cedar and pine.
Sporty scents and Oriental.
Beauty tips on using perfumes:
- When storing your perfume, keep the bottle tightly capped in upright position. It can turn rancid or evaporate if not capped tightly. It should be keep in a in a cool dark area, away from the sun preferably in the box.
- Do not put perfume directly on fabrics and jewelry. They can cause stains and discolorations on your clothes. The best is to put perfume before dressing up.
- To keep the fragrance last longer, you can try layering. You can do it by using several products such as scented bath soap, body wash or bath oil then followed by body lotion or cream and dust with powder to set the fragrance.