Thursday, January 29, 2009

Know your Scent

Most of us are well informed about the latest designer clothing. And just like this famous clothing, most of them are signature scent made by designer just like the popular Polo Ralph Lauren scents. In fact, there are four different categories according to the strength of the oils in perfumes that we use,

Perfume or Parfum is the most fragrant and strongest concentration and commonly contains 15 - 40 percent essential oils. It is a mixture of fragrant essential oils and the scent of the various ingredients. A small amount can last a long day.

Eau de parfum is second for strength and durability and commonly contains 10 - 20 percent essential oils.

Eau de toilette is third in line for strength and has a typical concentration of 5 to 15 percent essential oils

Eau de cologne or Cologne has the smallest mixture of fragrance and has a contains 3 to 8 percent of essential oils.

Furthermore, perfumes have six different categories of scent that describes different moods. They are :

Floral is the most famous category that is created mainly from flowers, including rose, carnation, orange blossom, gardenia and jasmine. These are typically blended together to produce a distinctive floral bouquet.

Citrus came from citrus fruits such as lime, lemon, tangerine and mandarin, this fragrance type projects a sharp, tangy aroma.

Chypre or Cyprus is the woody fragrance created by French perfumer Francois Coty, based on his impression of the island of Cyprus. The fragrance is composed mainly by pine aromas with hints of bergamot, oak moss, citrus and patchouli providing an earthy suite of aromas.

Oriental scent are a heady mix of spices, amber, balsams and resins suggesting warmth and exotic sensuality.

Green are fresh and alive aromas, with a hint of sharpness from young grassy scents blended with pine, juniper, leaves and herbs to create memorable perfumes. They reflect sporty personalities and most suited to daytime wear.

Fougere scent is a combination of fresh herbs and mossy ferns blended in to produce a sophisticated urban style, with earthy overtures.

Remember to match your scent with your style, outfit and occasion. Choose wisely based on your preference because your scent reflect to your personality.


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