So what are perfumes? What is its history? What are its components that steal our feelings and hearts? How do we preserve the smell of perfume? We provide valuable information to you in these lines.
What are perfumes?Perfumes are a mixture of aromatic substances that are placed on the body or in the air to give a distinctive and attractive scent.
Perfumes consist of basic and auxiliary components. The basic components are collected from natural materials such as flowers, fruits, spices, woods and resins, and auxiliary materials are used to stabilize and improve the smell.
Perfumes are considered a means of self-expression and personality, and are considered one of the most important means of beauty in the world, as they help in giving self-confidence and increasing a person’s attractiveness. They are a way to add a touch of elegance and distinction to one’s appearance, and they also reflect a person’s culture, traditions, and individual taste.
The importance of perfumes varies from person to person:
Some people may use perfumes to express their personality and make them more attractive.
Others may use perfumes to obtain relaxation and psychological comfort, or to enhance mood and optimism.
Perfumes are used in some cultures as a means of expressing religion and tradition, and are used in celebrations and special occasions to create an atmosphere of luxury and distinction.
Perfume categories and notes
Perfumes are divided into several categories with different compositions and scents. Among these categories are:
Floral perfumes: These are perfumes that are characterized by the scents of different flowers, such as jasmine, rose, lily, peony, and heliotrope. This category of perfumes is considered one of the most common and most popular.
Oriental perfumes: They are characterized by warm, sharp scents filled with spices, oud, amber, vanilla, and musk. This category of perfumes is considered bold and heavy.
Woody perfumes: They are characterized by the scents of different woods, such as cedarwood, sandalwood, Atlantic cedarwood, and ambroxan. This category of perfumes is considered refreshing and masculine.
Citrus perfumes: They are characterized by refreshing citrus scents, such as lemon, bergamot, grapefruit, and mandarin. This category of perfumes is suitable for daytime and summer times.
Marine perfumes (Aquatic): They are characterized by the smells of water, the sea, refreshing herbs, and light flowers. This category is considered a refreshing and light perfume suitable for summer times.
These five categories are the most common, and you may find some perfumes belonging to different categories or containing a mixture of different categories.
Perfume notesPerfume notes are the fragrance components that make up the entire scent spectrum of a perfume. Perfume notes consist of three main types: Top Notes, Middle Notes, and Base Notes.
These are the initial notes that are inhaled when the perfume is applied to the skin, and they last for a period ranging from (5) to (15) minutes. The top notes are characterized by a light and refreshing scent, and include citrus fruits such as lemon and orange, fruits such as strawberries, raspberries, and apples, and spices such as pepper, ginger, and cinnamon.
These are the notes that are inhaled after the top notes disappear, and they last for a period ranging from (20) to (60) minutes. The middle notes are characterized by a medium and warm scent, and include flowers such as jasmine, rose, and lily, herbs such as lavender and chamomile, and spices such as cloves, coriander, and black pepper.
These are the notes that are inhaled after the middle notes disappear, and they last for up to (6) hours. The basic notes are characterized by a strong and persistent smell, and include incense and oud wood extracts such as sandalwood, cedarwood, patchouli, vanilla, amber, musk, and leather.
The composition of perfume notes depends on a combination of these three types, and the composition of notes varies from one perfume to another to form a unique and distinctive scent for each perfume. Aromatic brands use different formulations to manufacture perfumes, and some perfumes are characterized by their scent spreading more and for a longer period due to their special composition.
History of perfumes
The history of perfumes dates back thousands of years. Ancient humans used herbs, plants, and essential oils to scent the body, clothes, and homes. They also used perfumes in religious rituals and celebrations.
Egyptian civilization and its history with perfumes
Egypt had the largest role in the manufacture of perfumes, and it was made for the classes of high society, such as queens, princesses, clerics, and priests of temples, to adorn themselves with it during celebrations.
The first method: The flowers are placed in a piece of papyrus paper, and two women hold it by both ends. Then the flowers are placed with a little water, then each woman moves the side she is holding in a rotating manner opposite the second woman, so the flowers are squeezed into a vessel placed underneath them and then stored in pots. Ceramics and pottery.
The second method: Roses and flowers are placed in a heat-resistant clay pot, and the flowers are burned inside to give a pleasant scent to the air. This is part of the rituals in which sacrifices are made to the gods, or to bid farewell to the dead, and not to be used as decoration.
Islamic civilization and perfumery
The first to use the flower crown to extract perfume water were Muslim scholars, and the use of the flower crown was not limited to extracting perfume only! Rather, it was used in medical fields.
The most famous perfume among the Arabs was rose perfume, and jasmine, lemon and violet flowers were among the most important sources of extracting perfumes.
The method of extracting perfume in Islamic civilization is:
Distillation method : Distilling the flower crown with water, where pieces of glass are placed in a wooden frame, covered with pure fat, and covered with flower crowns by placing them on top of each other, and the crowns are replaced every once in a while so that the pure oil absorbs the fragrance from the crowns.
Among the most famous scientists whose name is associated with perfumes are: (Doctor Ibn Sina) and (Al-Kindi, author of the book The Chemistry of Perfumes).
European civilization and perfumery
Most of the methods used in making perfumes in the modern era are methods taken from Islamic civilization, and perhaps the first to extract perfumes were (Al-Hankar), and they were the ones who introduced alcohol into the perfume industry. Then France took over the perfume industry and perfumes became a sign of fame for France, because The kings of France paid great attention to the perfume industry.
With the advancement of technology, specifically after the Great Industrial Revolution, the process of producing perfumes began to be developed and their quality improved. Many famous brands emerged that produce luxury and globally desirable perfumes, and they became available to all rich and poor peoples.
Today, the perfume industry is considered a global industry whose products are exported to all parts of the world.
Types of perfumes according to concentration and uses
There are several types of perfumes that differ according to concentration. There are luxury perfumes that contain a high percentage of aromatic substances and their scent lasts for a long time, and there are regular perfumes that contain a lower percentage of aromatic substances and their scent lasts for a shorter period.
It can be classified as follows:
Evileur Perfume: the light touch
It is one of the most concentrated types of perfumes, as its concentration reaches more than 65%. It is used by adding it to the skin, and it lasts for more than 24 hours. It is smelled from a distance and its scent spreads quickly.Oil Perfume Fragrance Oil
Its scent lasts for a long time, because its concentration is between 40-80%, and its scent is very strong.Perfume: pure fragrance
It is a pure perfume that contains a concentration of (20-40%) of the perfume, and the rest of the quantity is components other than the perfume, and its high concentration makes it last for long hours (12 hours), and the cost of purchasing it is high, and it is suitable for those with sensitive skin, because the percentage of alcohol in it is low. For others.Odo Perfume
It is one of the most widely used types of perfumes. Its concentration is high, between 15-20%. It is also suitable for those with sensitive skin, despite it containing a large amount of alcohol. The duration of its stay on the body is also long, as it accompanies you from morning to evening.
Udo toilette or scented water
It is a relatively cheap perfume because its concentration is low (5-15%). Its scent lasts for only two hours because it contains a high percentage of alcohol, and it is suitable for use during the day only.
It is the cheapest type of perfume, because its concentration is very low, ranging between (2-4%). This type does not last more than two hours due to the amount of alcohol present in it.
Uses of perfumes
Perfumes vary greatly, and are distinguished by their strength, duration of effect, and scent. The types of perfumes suitable for men and women vary in general. There are also perfumes for different occasions and times, such as light perfumes for daily use and heavy perfumes for special occasions and evenings. Perfumes are considered an important part of the beauty and personal care industry.
The most important uses of perfumes:
It affects mood, raises morale and improves it.
It attracts attention and increases the attractiveness of the person who uses it.
It revives memories of good days and takes a person on a journey through time.
Perfumes also treat headaches, as therapeutic perfumes can get rid of pain and headaches, but you should be aware that some oil perfumes can cause headaches.
Perfumes help get rid of unwanted body odor and give a pleasant and attractive scent.
Some perfumes help you relax and enjoy deep slumber while sleeping, and essential oils can be used to achieve this.
Perfumes can be classified according to the different scents they contain : some of them help calm the mind and body and control stress, including citrus, floral, and woody.
A person can choose a perfume that reflects his mood and inclinations and exudes a charming and exciting scent.
Things to consider when choosing a perfume
Choosing the right perfume is important for many people, as perfume is considered a part of their identity and personality.
If you want to find the right perfume for you, there are some important tips that you can follow:
Know the types of perfumes available and the differences between them. There are three main types of perfumes: natural perfumes, synthetic perfumes, and mixed perfumes. Each type has its different advantages and disadvantages, and you must choose the type that suits you.
You should know the components of the perfume. Perfume usually consists of a group of different essential oils, and each oil has its own distinct scent. Knowledge of the components can be used to determine which type of perfume you prefer.
You should also test the perfume on your skin before purchasing it, as the scent can change on the skin due to heat, humidity, and your chemistry, so you should try the perfume for a while to see how it interacts with your skin.
On the other hand, you should know when to wear perfume, as perfume can be suitable for different occasions, such as work, going out to dinner, or just relaxing at home, and you can choose the appropriate perfume for the specific occasion.
In general, it's best to follow these basic tips to find the right fragrance for you. Perfume can be the key to improving your feeling of confidence and attractiveness, and it can help you add another touch of elegance and attractiveness to your personality.
Factors affecting the smell of perfume
Quality of materials used : High concentration essential oils have a higher survival rate than low concentration perfumes.
Correct storage : High temperature or high humidity affects how long this perfume will last when used.
Environmental factors : Environmental factors such as (air, rain, temperature, and humidity) play a major role in the stability of the scent of perfume.
Places to apply perfume on the body : Placing it behind the neck and ears is better than spraying it on clothes.
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