#FragranceFriday 101: Take Note!
Posted: Nov 20 2015
UNDERSTANDING THE ROLE OF OF EACH OF THESE NOTES WILL BE HELPFUL WHEN YOU CHOOSE YOUR NEXT FRAGRANCE.
The clean and crisp appeal of orange, lemon, lime, grapefruit, apricot, apple, peach and fresh grass are just some of the scents associated with this category.
Oriental scents are reminiscent of spices like warm vanilla, incense resins, amber and musk. Think warm, mysterious and sexy.
If you’re not a well versed scent-speaker, here’s a quick breakdown of the different options.
Eau de Cologne: Eau de Cologne is three to five percent perfume oil in a mixture of alcohol and water. It tends to be lighter and refreshing, typically with a citrus oil component.
Eau de Toilette: Eau de Toilette contains a slightly higher percentage of perfume oil, and is mixed with alcohol instead of water, making it more fragrant.
Eau de Parfum: With a higher percentage of perfume oil (roughly 15 to 18 percent), mixed with alcohol, Eau de Parfum is heavier than Eau de Cologne and Eau de Toilette, but lighter than Perfume.
Perfume: With 15 to 30 percent perfume oil mixed with alcohol, perfume contains the highest percentage of oil, making it the most concentrated and potent. Perfume often comes in the smallest bottles, with the largest price tag.