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.
de Parfum (EDP)
de Toilette (EDT)
de Cologne (EDC)
Generally, to be applied on the pulse points behind
the ears, on the wrist and on the chest and neck.
Generally, women’s fragrances consist of Parfums,
EDP’s & EDT’s whereas men’s fragrances are generally EDT’s &
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
- 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.
Citrus is a clean tangy
aroma made up of citrus fruits such as: orange, grapefruit, bergamot,
mandarin and lemon.
fragrances are described as the scent of sharp fresh crushed leaves and
fresh cut grass.
fragrance of fresh cut flowers, from a single lily or rose to a full
- SOFT FLORAL
Soft, gentle, powdery, floral aldehydes blended with nature's wild
- FLORAL ORIENTAL
The subtle sweet spicy notes from orange flowers and sparkling
- SOFT ORIENTAL
Soft heady flowers, amber, spices and sensual incense.
Vanilla, musk, night-blooming flowers and subtle oriental
- 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
resins, hints of tobacco leaves and cedar make for a hypnotic dry
- AROMATIC FOUGERE
Sensual contradicting warm and cool notes of lavender, citrus, sweet
spices and oriental woods.