Perfume & Fine Fragrance
Guide - Perfume
Categories - Green
perfumes and aftershaves tend to be fresh with a sharper edge.
This is often due to the aromatic addition of green leaves
and the essence of freshly cut grass. A touch of Fresh Green
notes will make a perfume or aftershave feel crisp but a predominance
of these notes will make the fragrance feel refreshing and
New Green perfumes are more along the Chypre line, following
in the footsteps of Coty's Chypre fragrance of 1917. These
new green fragrances modify the traditional almost Eau Fraiche
quality adding oakmoss, ciste-labdanum, patchouli and bergamot
The richness of these new chypre green fragrances notes has
been further embellished and heightened as perfumers recognised
that they mixed wonderfully with fruity or floral notes. This
has made the perfumes in this fragrance family distinguished,
instantly recogniseable fragrances.
Fruiter green fragrances now use fruity notes such as peach,
mirabelle plum and exotic fruit against a dry, green backdrop
of oakmoss, green leaves, cut grasses and aromatic lavender.
Some of the most enduring and popular fragrances are in this
particular character, such as Guerlain Mitsouko and Chanel
Coco Mademoiselle. In these two popular perfumes, rose, peach,
clove and mandarin, combine with jasmine and vanilla, for
provocative and dry fragrances with a modern edge.
Fragrances for Women include:
is the extract or extrait of a fragrance and represents
the scent in its purest form. This often creates a smooth
and round texture, which is hard to achieve with the
dilution represented in the other concentrations of
de Parfum or EDP is one of the most popular forms of
fragrance. Eau de Parfum contains between seven to fourteen
per cent of fragrance oils and perfume elixirs and is
the second strongest, and longest lasting means of wearing
a fine fragrance.
de Toilette or EDT is fast becoming the most common
means of wearing a fragrance or perfume. EDT’s
are not as highly concentrated in oils and elixirs as
an EDP or Perfume would be and contain one to three
per cent of fragrance oils. This impacts the ability
of the fragrance to last and around eighty percent of
the oils in an EDT fragrance will evaporate within three
hours of application.
de Cologne’s or EDC’s were first popularised
by Napoleon. These fragrances are often constructed
in a different manner to the traditional French Model
and are formulated in one single burst. As a result
of this process, EDC’s or Eau de Colognes last
the least amount of time on the skin and can dissolve
within a couple of hours. EDC’s should be worn
as a invigorating spray.