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CHOOSE YOUR PERFUME

HOW TO CHOOSE PERFUME

 

 

Eau de Parfum or Eau de toilette? Cologne or Extract? Choose your fragrance "by nose". The choice is difficult and you don't know the difference between all the types?

 

TYPE

PERFUME VOLUME

EXTRACT

15-40%

EAU DE PARFUM

8-15%

EAU DE TOILETTE

6-8%

COLOGNE

3-6%

EAU FRAÎCHE

<3%

 
How to choose?
Follow your personal taste: do not rely on the scent perceived on the cap of the product, the product applied to the skin will have a completely different smell.
During summer, prefer fresh and fruity scents, preferably eau de toilette or cologne; in winter balsamic and oriental.
The scent varies according to the people: our skin has a unique smell and depends on our diet, our habits and natural characteristics. Perfume influences mood, did you know that?
A sweet and pleasant scent can improve mood unlike a more penetrating and intense perfume that could arouse negative emotions.
 
 
Genealogy of perfumes:
1) Floral scents
a) green florals
In most cases they contain essences such as iris, galbanum (a resin obtained from some Iranian and African plants). They are fresh scents.
b) fruity floral
In most cases they contain essences such as pineapple, peach, apricot, cassis (black currant), apple. In these aromas the fruity component is very pronounced.
c) fresh florals
In most cases they contain essences such as lily of the valley, narcissus, hyacinth, orange blossom. Bergamot, jasmine or the scent of fresh grass can also be added. They are the fragrances of spring flowers.
d) flowery floral - fantasy
In most cases they contain essences such as rose, jasmine, ylang-ylang, narcissus, tuberose, iris, carnation. They are tender and romantic scents that contain an abundant amount of essential flower oil. The most diverse combinations are born from the fragrances of white flowers. The scent of these flowers is warm and enveloping (eg Cacharel Anais Anais).
e) aldehyde floral
The floral elements are here combined mainly with the group of aliphatic aldehydes. The aldehyde
(acronym born from the words alcohol and dehydrogenated) is a colorless organic compound that is formed by oxidizing or dehydrogenating alcohol. These are elegant and typically feminine perfumes. The most famous of these is the Chanel No. 5.
f) sweet florals
These are intense and heavy combinations obtained from the fragrances of the strongest flowers.
2) Oriental perfumes
a) sweet oriental - amber
In most cases they contain elements such as those of flowers, balsamic-animal, citrus, vanilla amber. They are often enriched with green and spicy fragrances to which sweet amber components are added. In the variants for men, amber, honey aroma and a vanilla base are added.
b) spicy oriental
They mainly contain elements such as geranium, clove, cinnamon, carnation, amber, cedar, sandalwood. Jasmine, ylang-ylang and some salicylates are also added.
3) Chypre perfumes
a) fruity chypre
Typical strong fruit aromas, the main component of which is peach.
b) floral chypre animals
This variant is loved by both men and women. The animal elements give femininity, while the bitter scent is masculine.
c) floral chypre
They mainly contain elements of gardenia (eg Paloma Picasso), rose. They are also mixed with patchouli.
d) fresh chypre
They contain purely chypre composition. They are light, effective perfumes.
e) green chypre
It is the lightest and freshest branch of the chypre perfumes. Fragrances of grass or leaves are used, as well as fragrances of moss and fresh foliage.
f) woody chypre
They mainly contain elements of sandalwood, patchouli, andropogon, vetiver, cedar.
g) leather chypre and h) tobacco chypre
They are often combined with elements of roots and herbs.
i) chypre pine
Scented elements obtained from wood and pine extracts.
4) Fougère perfumes
a) fresh fougère
The lavender component dominates. It is enriched with spicy aromas, spicy herbs and a fresh wood scent.
b) flowery fougère
Orange blossom, cyclamen, lily of the valley, neroli give a floral fragrance.
c) woody fougère
These are mainly modern synthetic substances with a scent of amber and precious woods.
d) sweet fougère - amber
The sweet scent of amber is characteristic for this composition. Elements of benzofuran are also added.
5) Citrus scents
a) Flowering citrus fruits
They contain delicate herbal elements. They are also used as unisex perfumes.
b) fancy citrus
They contain components of citrus essences and modern synthetic substances. It also includes several types of cologne.
c) green citrus fruits
Fruity and green elements are added to the citrus base notes.
6) Lavender scents
a) fresh lavender
They contain no other elements. Pure lavender scent is used for their production. These are refreshing waters.
b) spiced lavender
Spicy variant with pine scent. Particularly spicy freshness.