Facts And Tips About Perfume

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With time, perfume which was once the exclusive luxury item of
the rich has become a part and parcel of every dressing table.
Various brands and labels have come up and today we can well say
that a lady is known by the perfume she wears. A Perfume is a
blend of some fragrant essential oils with aroma compounds,
certain fixatives and a solvent and is used to give a pleasing

There are various sources of making perfumes. The most widely
used sources are plants. They are used to derive aromatic
compounds and oils. The sources of these compounds may be
derived from various parts of a plant. The most commonly used
barks are cascarilla and cinnamon. The biggest source of
aromatics of a plant are its flowers like the commonly used rose
and jasmine, as well as mimosa, osmanthus, tuberose, and certain
blossoms like those of citrus trees.

Certain fruits like juniper berry and the much loved vanilla
are also employed to give expensive perfumes. Other sources
include leaves like lavender, patchouli, violets and rosemary.
Apart from this, the animal sources include Ambergris, Honeycomb
and musk. Most of the modern perfumes employ synthetic means to
produce various combinations of smells. Synthetic smells are
usually synthesized from pine resins, petroleum distillates etc.

There are some really interesting facts about the perfume.
Women are supposed to have sharper sense of smell than men and
it is greatly affected by our lifestyle, our diet and
medications. Believe it or not but perfumes can actually produce
different reactions from blondes, redheads and brunettes.
Perfume vapors tend to rise upwards and when you wear your
favorite perfume near your face or behind your ears, then it is
sure to rise and disappear before you reach the office or meet
your partner. It is believed that oily skin type can retain a
perfume smell better.

While trying out new perfumes, do not try out more than three
smells at a time as your nose will no longer be able to
distinguish between different aromas if you try too much. Wait
for at least ten minutes after you test the perfume, to get the
accurate smell after its reaction with your skin.

If you have invested in a branded or expensive perfume then
obviously you want to make the most out of it. Here are some
tips to maintain your perfume and make it last long. Preserve
your perfumes properly by keeping it away from heat and by
storing them in a cool and shaded place where they are not
exposed to light. An opened bottle of perfume can keep its smell
as it is for nearly a year but only if it is nearly full, as the
occurrence of oxygen in the emptying bottle`s air will react
with the perfume elements and try to change its character.

Perfumes should ideally be used all through the day. Even those
perfumes that are concentrated will not last you for the whole
day. You have to apply and re-apply your perfume after every
three to four hours. Nowadays you get a wide variety of perfumes
and are almost spoilt for choices. It is recommended to use
different perfumes for the morning and night. Generally you
should choose a light floral smell for the day and something
heavy and dramatic for evenings. You can also choose a perfume
depending upon your mood.

Many celebrities endorse various brands of perfume while some
have their own brands dedicated to them. For example Ashanti
endorses Precious Jewel, Christina Aguilera has Xposed. Naomi
Campbell has a perfume named after her i.e. Naomi Campbell and
Paris Hilton has perfumes like Paris Hilton, Paris Hilton for
Men etc.

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This article can also be accessed in portuguese language from the Article section of page http://www.polomercantil.com.br/perfume-fragrancia.php Roberto Sedycias works as IT consultant for http://www.polomercantil.com.br

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