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It has been said that sense of smell is the strongest source of memory recall, which is why it is possible for a person to remember his or her first crush just by walking past you.

Certain fragrances affect our moods and lift up our spirit and also make us feel good about ourselves and our lives.

Perfume is a mixture of essential oil derived from plants and flower distillation, alcohol which may vary depending on the intensity, aroma, compounds and fixatives. A substance that emits and diffuses a fragrant odor, especially a volatile liquid distilled from flowers or prepared synthetically. What is in a perfume? Perfume houses usually keep there formula discreet so it is almost impossible to describe. So instead of creating perfume that exists, you would end up creating a different t perfume even with the right ingredients. Perfumes may belong to the citrus, orient, or leather themes depending on the sense of smell but these terms describe the olfactory family. Perfumes also have fragrance notes including

1. Top note which refers to the first scent you perceive immediately you apply a perfume. It is described as the first impression of that perfume. 2. Middle note these are perceived about five to ten minutes after applying a perfume. It appears after top notes have diffused 3. Base note this is the main body of the perfume. It occurs after thirty minutes of application of perfume. It is the fragrance of the perfume that stays with you till the end of the day.

The amount of essential oil in a perfume influences its smell would last on the body, its intensity and also its price. The higher the oil the more expensive the perfume. Perfume extract contains between 20% and 40% essential oils. Eau de parfum contains between 15% and 22% of essential oil, eau de toilette contains between 8% and 15% and eau de cologne contains between 4% and 15%. Choosing perfect perfume There are many ways to choose a perfume and marketing plays a big role in that also. Some times a nice advert with a beautiful mode can influence your decision or you could spot a perfume bottle so ornate and beautiful that you buy it and then convince your self that you like the smell. But choosing the right perfume comes down to intuition.

In the world aromatherapy, it is often said that we gravitate towards the smell of our body or spirit most needs at particular times. So if you like the scent your friend is wearing, ask her what it is – but be aware that, because our body chemistry is different, the same perfume may smell different on you.

Making a fragrance last

Having chosen your perfume the next challenge is making it last the whole day. This does not mean dousing your self in it so that the scent is overpowering. Just because you love the scent doesn’t mean every one else does! in fact, a person should only be able to perceive you fragrance when they lean to kiss you.

The best way for making your perfume last is by laying fragrances. This only means using the soap , body lotion, and perfume of your chosen fragrance apart from the scent lasting longer it makes you feel pampered and feel with decadence.

- Don’t mix different perfumes for you would end leading to what is known as a confused scent.

- If you have a n oily skin then you are in luck because it helps trap the fragrances making it last longer. For people with dry skin apply a moisturizing lotion before applying the perfume.

- Another is spraying it on the body pulse points like neck, inside of elbows, the backs of knees, the wrist, neck and cleavage. The skin is the warmest at these parts and these helps to diffuse the scent. Spraying perfumes onto the hair or in to the air and then walking into the must can help create a halo of fragrance as well.

- Finally to keep a perfume at its best store in a cool dry place away from direct sunlight and away from heat.


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