Perfume is the creation of the spirit and mind of a man. Perfume, like music, is subjective to individual perception. Some perfumes are created to elicit a certain emotion or condition, while others are created to affect an emotional response from the wearer. There are many types of perfume, from floral to fougere, citrus to mineral. Perfume can be categorized into many categories, such as men's, women's, sporty/electronic, kitchen/herbal, and even kids' perfumes. Here are just a few of the popular types of perfumes:
Eau de Perfume is created with pure essential oils from various plants in different aromas. Eau de Perfume has been used since ancient times as a cure for the ailments and discomforts of the people. It has been known to protect the skin from infections and irritation. Eau de Perfume contains strong aromas of ginger, sandalwood, orange blossom, vanilla, and lavender.
Perfume concentration is another way of classifying the smell of perfume. A perfume concentration is the amount of essential oil or fragrance contained in a bottle or container. The higher the concentration of perfume a product contains, the stronger the fragrance is. Perfume concentration can be as low as one percent to as high as thirty percent. Usually, perfumes with very minimal concentration are called low strength or light fragrance.
Base notes include, the aroma of the plant material and other airborne ingredients, like dust or mold spores. Base notes also include rose, raspberry, lilac, geranium, ylang-ylang, orange peel, jasmine, sandalwood, and amber. Middle notes include avocado, grapefruit, cucumber, vanilla, rose, violet and green and top notes include white lily, freesia, heliotrope, cedar, pine, vanilla and musk.
Perfume is a type of fragrance that comes in smaller bottles or tins. Low concentrated perfumes are cheaper compared to the full concentrated fragrances and because there are fewer quantity of ingredients in a perfume, it has less fragrance. A blend is the mixture of two perfumes. It could be one that is very light and gentle, or could be a more intense mixture. Most blends contain a blend of three to five different fragrance elements. You can even buy perfume and Cologne blends in department stores.
Feminine perfumes are those that give off a feminine scent, such as rose, lavender, and lilac. These are usually the expensive perfumes or colognes. On the other hand, masculine scents are usually masculine and usually give off a hard aroma. The reason why alcohol is added into perfumes is to cut down on the drying time, and also to make the scent last longer. Alcohols, like most essential oils, are water-based, so they are not absorbed by the skin. What happens is the alcohol evaporates in the air and leaves behind a waxy residue on the skin, which lasts for about thirty minutes. It helps keep your perfume scent fresh and interesting for a longer period of time.