Perfumes or Deodorants are becoming essential for everyone daily life. Everyone wants to smell good and attractive for others. Mostly people prefers luxury and branded perfumes which usually contains unique and different smell comparing to mostly common perfumes available in cheap.
Choosing your perfect perfume is no easy task, don't think it is, and with all the amazing fragrances on the market, it sure is a tough decision to make. When it comes to buying the perfect fragrance, there are few things to know and take into consideration, besides your preference of scent.
What you may not know about fragrance is that there are four different types of 'perfumes' you may choose from, each with a different concentration of scent. There's an eau de toilette, eau de parfum, eau de cologne, and then a spray.
Eau De Toilette: These are usually a weaker blend in comparison to an eau de parfum or spray, the concentration of these is usually between 5% and 15%. This is ideal for you if you want a great scent without it being too overpowering. Keep in mind this will not last as long as an eau de parfum, so if you are looking for something to last all day long, continue on to eau de parfum.
Eau De Parfum: Perfumes are the most common that you will come across. The concentration of these are between 15% and 20%, which means the concentration of the scent is going to stronger and linger for a longer period of time.
Eau de cologne: Very commonly confused with eau de toilette because they share a similar concentration percentage. Aromatically, however, an eau de cologne is weaker, with a concentration of around 3% to 8%. This is perfect for someone looking for a hint of a scent rather than something strong and longer lasting.
Sprays: These are the weakest fragrances in their category. The compounds are typically 1% and 3% and because of this, you will find these are the most inexpensive. Sprays are refreshing and do not last nearly as long as an eau de toilette or eau de parfum.
Perfumes are made when a carefully created blend of essential scented oils are mixed in solvents – typically alcohol and water. The life cycle of a fragrance is three-timed (think of it as a disappearing pyramid of notes), starting with the top, moving onto the heart, and finally settling with the base notes.
Top note: When you spray on a perfume, you initially smell what is known as the ‘top note’. This is the lighter, airier smell which permeates through the air and hits you, and could last anywhere from 15 to 120 minutes, depending on the concentration of your fragrance. Typical top notes to watch out for include citrus and fruity scents, as well as light florals like lavender.
Heart note: Once the effect of the top note clears off, you can smell the heart of the perfume, which is its main essence. These notes will start to emanate around half an hour after you spray on the perfume, and last for around four hours. The most common heart notes tend to be heavy florals, as these give the fragrance the most distinctive smell when they associate with your skin chemistry.
Base note: When you wake up the morning after you’ve used a perfume, there is always a lingering, familiar smell that it leaves behind. These are the base notes – which start coming to the forefront once the heart notes start fading and can last until around 12 hours after spraying on the perfume. Typical base notes include heavy smells like musk, woody scents and herbs like vanilla and vetiver.