Perfume & Fine Fragrance
Guide - Perfume
Categories - Oriental
Oriental Fragrances are often extremely exotic, sensual and
heavy fragrances. These sensual scents contain oriental resins,
exotic flowers, vanilla and musk. Some are lightened with
fruits and others are changed by the addition of tangy green
notes, this makes the Traditional Oriental Fragrance group
a delight to explore.
Orientals perfumes are also known as 'amber' fragrances and
stand out because of their unique blend of warmth and sensuality.
They draw their richness from heady substances like musk,
vanilla and precious woods, often associated with exotic floral
and spicy scents.
Oriental Perfumes and Oriental Aftershaves are the dark, exotic
sensual Queens and Kings of the fragrance world and have deep
undertones and mysterious blends that can intoxicate adn entrance.
Sensual often heady blends of exotic woods, vanillas, musks
and ambers are encorporated and lightened often by green overtones,
floral blends and fruit notes, for a perfume that can make
the wearer stand out from the crowd. Recently new technology
has allowed perfumers to create a new sub category, the sheer
oriental fragrance. These fragrances are lighter than their
full bodied counterparts and often include white flowers and
lighter woods, with no reliance on vanilla and musks.
Traditional Oriental perfumes include Guerlain Shalimar, YSL
Opium and Chanel Coco. These are rich fragrances that have
a very deep amber base, oriental spices, such as cardamon,
cinnamon, nutmeg and coriander seed with exotic blooms, such
as orchid and patchouli, traditional oriental woods, such
as cedarwood, sandalwood and cedar.
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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.