PERFUMES GUIDE

Perfumes/EDT/EDP/EDC
Fragrances are generally classified as Perfume/Parfum, Eau de Parfum (EDP), Eau de Toilette (EDT), Eau de Cologne (EDC) depending on the level of concentration of perfume oil in them. It is this concentration of perfume oil also that indicates the duration of time for which the fragrance will remain on the skin before evaporating completely.

TYPE

% OF CONCENTRATION

EFFECT LASTS FOR

Perfume/Parfum

20% to 40%

6 – 9 hours

Eau de Parfum (EDP)

10% to 20%

5 – 7 hours

Eau de Toilette (EDT)

5% to 10%

4 – 6 hours

Eau de Cologne (EDC)

3% to 5%

1 – 3 hours

Application of perfumes
Generally, to be applied on the pulse points behind the ears, on the wrist and on the chest and neck.

Men/Women Fragrances
Generally, women’s fragrances consist of Parfums, EDP’s & EDT’s whereas men’s fragrances are generally EDT’s & EDC’s.

Fragrance Notes
Every fragrance consists of a set of 3 notes each with individual properties:

  • Top notes: It  is the first scent you smell after applying a fragrance which gives a person an almost instant idea of the type of fragrance. However the top notes are quite light and last only for a short while. They are usually fruity or citrusy scents.
  • Middle notes: The scent of a perfume that emerges once the top notes evaporate in the air. They are considered the heart of the fragrance. They are heavier than top notes and linger for a longer time. They are usually floral or spicy notes.
  • Base notes: The scent of a perfume that arises as the middle notes start to fade. They leave a lasting impression as they last on the skin for the longest time. They are usually woody or musky notes.

Fragrances Families

  • CITRUS
    Citrus is a clean tangy aroma made up of citrus fruits such as: orange, grapefruit, bergamot, mandarin and lemon.
  • WATER
    Soft sea breezes.
  • GREEN
    Green fragrances are described as the scent of sharp fresh crushed leaves and fresh cut grass.
  • FLORAL
    The fragrance of fresh cut flowers, from a single lily or rose to a full bouquet.
  • SOFT FLORAL
    Soft, gentle, powdery, floral aldehydes blended with nature's wild flowers.
  • FLORAL ORIENTAL
    The subtle sweet spicy notes from orange flowers and sparkling aldehydes.
  • SOFT ORIENTAL
    Soft heady flowers, amber, spices and sensual incense.
  • ORIENTAL
    Vanilla, musk, night-blooming flowers and subtle oriental resins.
  • WOODY ORIENTAL
    Potent scented woody fragrances such as: patchouli and sandalwood with rich oriental notes.
  • MOSSY WOODS
    Forest notes of oakmoss, woods and citrus.
  • DRY WOODS
    Dry resins, hints of tobacco leaves and cedar make for a hypnotic dry fragrance.
  • AROMATIC FOUGERE
    Sensual contradicting warm and cool notes of lavender, citrus, sweet spices and oriental woods.
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