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Fragrance, usually called perfume, word that derives from the Latin "per fume", meaning "through smoke" is a mixture of scented essential oils and aroma compounds, fixatives, and solvents used to give the human body, living spaces and objects a nice, pleasant smell.

Perfumery is the art of making perfumes, which began in ancient Egypt but was developed and more refined by the Arabs and the Romans.

The most realistic way to start describing a fragrance is according to its concentration level, the group it belongs to, and the interpretation of the scent, which all affect the overall impression of a fragrance from first application to the last remaining hint of scent.

The exact formulas of commercial fragrance it is never revealed. Even if you can find its ingredients, through their combination it is not going to result an authentic scent. That is why the counterfeit ones never smell like the original one.

On the market there is a large variety of fragrance which can be of different types depending of the amount of solvent mix and scented oil used, such as:

  • Perfume extract: 20%-40% aromatic compounds
  • Eau de parfum: 10-30% aromatic compounds
  • Eau de toilette: 5-20% aromatic compounds
  • Eau de cologne: 2-5% aromatic compounds

The aromatic sources of a fragrance can be plant sources as bark, flowers and blossoms, fruits, leaves and twigs, resins, roots, rhizomes and bulbs, seeds, woods and animal sources as ambergris, castoreum, civet, honeycomb, musk and also synthetic imitating the natural ones.

Remember: one fragrance can have a different scent from a person to another, depending on their skin chemistry.

Fragrance scents:

The Perfume's world it is a complex and various labyrinth of scents, having a deep impact on somebody´┐Żs personality. Can wake-up memories, can make somebody fall in love, can be somebody's trademark and can say a lot about somebody.

You have a large variety to choose from.

Floral Fragrances
Citus Fragrances
Chypre Fragrances
Green Fragrances
Oriental Fragrances
Aromatic Fragrances
Woody Fragrances
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