Guide - Perfume
House S - Sonia Rykiel
Rykiel was born in Paris, France in 1930 and began creating
modern and innovative garnments from a young age. One of her
first creations was the Poorboy Sweater, which made the cover
of Elle fashion magazine, and brought her fame. She later
became the first designer to put seams on the outside of a
garment, and to print words on her sweater. This beginning
is evident in the Sonia Rykiel perfume collection as most
of her perfumes and aftershaves are housed in bottles shaped
like this famous garnment. Never willing to be understated
or go unnoticed Sonia Rykiel fragrances are a olfactory representation
of this aspect of her personality and are outlandishly beautiful
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.