Perfumes

Perfume is a mixture of substances with different degrees of volatility. A substance that emits and diffuses a fragrant smell, especially a volatile liquid distilled from flowers or synthetically prepared. Anyone can use a perfume, but they must first know if that fragrance is the right one for the occasion. And do you know what your ideal perfume is?v

What are the perfumes?

Perfumes are essences that improve our natural smell, making us feel more pleasant for other people. What creates the smell is the fact that cells in our nose are able to recognize some of these voluble molecules and send electrical signals to the brain. These signals are what create the perception of smell.

Perfumes can also make you remember good moments linked to a person, so many of your relatives, friends or partners will be able to recognize your presence when they notice an aromatic trace of your perfume or when they recognize that fragrance in another person.

Scientific studies of human behavior say that people who wear some kind of perfume will be more socially open because of the confidence they have in smelling good at all times.

Historically, perfume has always had a very important role. During the years of Christ, and even millennia before him, perfume was created with different types of wood, leaves, flowers and resins.

Characteristics of the perfumes

When comparing a perfume, it is necessary to take into account different characteristics of each product, which are

  • Diffusion: it determines how easy it is to perceive the fragrance. It ranges from the almost unnoticeable to the easy to perceive.
  • Volatility: the length of time the fragrance lasts in the air before extinction.
  • Durability: the time the fragrance lasts on the skin or fabric. It has to do with how well the molecules cling to surfaces.
  • Tenacity: it describes how long the fragrance lasts without changing the characteristics of its original smell.
  • Ingredients: The highest quality perfumes may contain more than 40 ingredients. All of them form an aroma that evolves and goes through several stages.

Structure of the perfumes

The structure of the perfumes is simple to explain, since they are composed of head, body and base, but in each of these categories there are several notes that make the fragrance complex.

  • Head notes are also called exit notes. Short and volatile in duration. It is the smell that a fragrance gives off when it is just placed. This category is composed of citrus, fruit, green and aldehydric notes.
  • It's the body notes that give life to the perfume. They're also called heart notes. The heart notes are the middle notes in the fragrance. Common fragrances in the body are floral, herbal, fruity and spicy.
  • Base notes, also called olfactory notes, will remain even after the head and body notes expire.

Types of perfumes

The types of perfume are defined according to the intensity of their aroma. We have the least concentrated, which correspond to the splash (EdS) and containing only 1 of concentrated ingredients; the eau de cologne (EdC) containing 3 to 6 of concentrated ingredients. 

On the other hand, there's the bathing water (EdT) containing between 7 and 15 of concentrates, the water of perfume (EdP) which have about 15 of concentrates, and finally the perfumes, which can contain up to 40 of essence.

Buy now your ideal perfume and go always impeccable and leaving a trail that anyone would want to smell.