Floral Perfume & Fine Fragrance
Guide - Perfume
Categories - Soft Floral
designer fragrances contain soft floral notes combined with
Aldehydes and powdery textures. The Soft Floral Category is
again diverse and often produces abstract and unusual fragrances.
Most of the Soft Floral Perfume group contains Aldehydes,
a natural fragrance that forms part of the bouquet found in
roses and citrus oils. On there own Aldehydes can smell quite
sharp and metallic or burnt and waxy but when they are combined
with floral notes they change the texture of these highly
perfumed flowers, soften them and create subtle blossoms from
Animal, powdery or slightly woody notes often enhance the
soft floral bouquet. The top note is a marriage of aldehydes
and hesperidia, giving a lighter uality to the the fragrance
thatn would be in the oriental or woody families.
Soft Floral fragrances with added Aldehydes are especially
popular now, a success built on because of the phenomenon
of its original member, Chanel n°5. Chanel n°5 was
the first floral-aldehydic perfume with an unusually high
amount of aldehydes, giving it a full quality to what is a
soft blend of lemon, neroli, jasmine, rose, orris, lily of
the valley and vetiver.
Soft Floral Fragrances:
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.