The art of wearing perfume-Choosing

The art of wearing perfume-Choosing

The right perfume and the best way of wearing it can give your  beauty, style and your confidence a huge bonus.

Here are Global Insiders give you a very important information which helps you to choose the right one for you!

So, some theory first 🙂

Less is more

Keep in mind: Eau de colognes and Eau de toilettes last no more than two hours. Containing a higher concentration of perfume oil Eau de parfum lasts up to four-five hours without fading.

Playing notes

Did you know that…

Perfumes have three notes of fragrance: the top, middle, and base.

The top/head notes

It strikes the nose immediately but evaporate within few minutes. Top notes are the lightest, most stimulating. They form a person’s initial impression of a perfume and thus are very important in the selling of the product. For example, citrus, bergamot  and ginger scents are common head notes.

The middle/heart notes

The middle notes form the “heart” of a perfume. They emerge after about ten minutes. Heart notes are  strong and lasting. They hide the often unpleasant initial impression of base notes, which become more pleasant with time. Examples of middle note oils are: lavender, rose, geranium.

Base notes

The base and middle notes together are the main theme of a perfume. Base notes are the slowest to evaporate. Being rich and heavy, they emerge slowly and linger. They form the depth of the fragrance. Examples of base note oils are: musk, jasmine, clove, patchouli, vetiver, sandalwood.

Essential oils

To get better idea of aromas, you should go to some nature shop where you can test and scent different essential oils. You will quickly learn, which scent is warm and deep and which one is delicate. Aromatherapy is so exciting! You won’t go out without getting few favorite scents for sure as you want to prolong this pleasure at home! From your selection you perceive your fragrant preferences. My last one was Orange which is known for bringing happiness and warmth to the mind.

Trying different scents make you also more acknowledged expert in perfumery.

Olfactory Groups

Perfumes are classified by olfactive family. You can find a very good description at Fragnatica.com

But please be aware that many fragrances contain aspects of different families. Even a perfume designated as “single flower”, however subtle, will have undertones.

The traditional perfume classification has the following categories: Single Floral, Floral Bouquet, Oriental, Wood, Leather, Chypre, Fougère, Green, Citrus, Aquatic, Fruity, Gourmand. Each group has sub-groups.

For example:

Woody Oriental, Mossy Woods, Dry Woods.

We will continue with Perfumery ABC in our next posts :).

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