Day 23 - Fragrance Matters
Today I plan to talk a little about fragrance and I want to have a bit of fun with this post. I mainly just want to to show you guys a fragrance wheel so you can see the different types of fragrances out there.
As you can see from this and previous blog posts, I kinda have a thing for charts.
Parfum: The most concentrated form you can get. Between 15- 25% pperfumeoil dissolved in alcohol.
Soie de Parfum: 15% - 18% perfume oil
Eau de Parfum: 8% - 15% perfume oil.
Eau de Toilette: about 4% - 10% purfume oil.
Eau Fraiche: approx 4% or less perfume oil,
Eau de Cologne: have 2% to 5% perfume oil.
All perfumes have top, middle and base notes. But what are they for?
Top Notes: give the first impression of a fragrance. These are usually lighter and once applied to the skin they last between 5 - 30 minutes.
Middle Notes: Also known as "heart notes" these scents give the body of the whole fragrance. They may be evident to start but it usually takes 10 - 30 minutes for it to properly reveal itself. Middle notes are the notes that classify the fragrance like in the chart (floral, oriental, woody).
Base Notes: They last the longest and are also important fixatives to slow down the evaporative rates of the lighter notes. Base notes bring depth to a perfume. Common base notes are musk, vanilla, patchouli and oakmoss.
I hope this post has been interesting for you. What is your favourite fragrance that you gravitate to? I like floral scents.
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