Oriental Perfume & Fine Fragrance
Guide - Perfume
Categories - Floral
Floral Oriental Fragrances:
Floral perfumes were one of the first perfume categories created
and they remain one of the most popular perfume categories for women,
with large numbers of floral perfumes created each year by fragrance
houses to compliment the demand for this group. Floral fragrances
tend to be created for women only as they have a distinctive feminine
Floral perfumes have a vast array of colours and flavours, they
can be full creations taking many aspects of this huge range of
scents, or simple odes to a particular flower, such as Acqua Di
Parma's Iris Nobile. Floral perfumes continue to inspire, especially
with the new headspace technology that is now available to perfume
houses. This headspace technology offers perfumers the option to
clone the essence of flowers from which no oils can be extracted
and has led to a surge of new an interesting new scents, such as
Marc Jacobs Daisy. Due to the sheer volume of scents that can be
captured the floral perfume category is one of the most distinctive
Perfumers can let their creativity run wild, enriching florals with
green, aldehydic, fruity or spicy hints. With its natural scent,
the floral note is one of the most widely used in women's perfumes.
the trend has moved away from traditional floral scents with green
notes, white flowers, carnations, roses, jasmine and aldehyde and
perfumers have begun to add sweeter, fresher fruit notes to floral
fragrances, giving the traditional floral perfume yet another dimenson.
Since 1995 these perfumes have grown in number, with the floral
body easily identifiable, and the fruity notes, such as apricot,
raspberry, lychee and apple are often layered over the top. These
new fruity floral perfumes include, Guerlain My Insolence, Donna
Karen Red Delicious, Hugo Boss Femme, Lacoste Touch of Pink perfume
and Nina Ricci Nina.
However, the more traditional Muget floral perfumes are beginning
to become popular again, people are delighting in the fresh nature
of these perfumes. These floral scents retain a rich floral bouquet
whose keynote is lily of the valley. This timeless white flower,
gives perfumes a fresh note of springtime and are a welcome break
from the fruitier options preferred by many perfumers today. Muget
Floral perfumes include Estee Lauder Pleasures, Cacharel Anais Anais,
Dior Diorissimo, Ralph Lauren Glamourous and L Lamb by Gwen Stefani.
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 fragrance.
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.
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