A variety of Perfume Scents
Lifestyle Oct 09, 2017
Perfume scents | Ins & Outs
Do you smell that? Strolling past rows of perfume aisles has us all dazed with the alluring aromas ranging from floral, fruity, woody, oriental, sugary sweet, fresh flavours and so many more. But in the sea of options, finding the perfect scent can be more difficult than you think. Let’s have a look at the different types of perfume scents!
Drawing inspiration from different sweet floral smells like roses, jasmine, orange blossoms, gardenias, carnations and more, floral scents are said to dominate the perfume market. If you love a romantic or feminine, sweet smell, this one is definitely the type to try out. Usually floral scents are formulated with a single floral note or a blend of all kinds of different floral scents.
A great scent for Summer is the tangy citrussy essence of lime, lemon, tangerine, grapefruit and mandarin. The refreshing aromas make it the perfect fit for any person with a bubbly personality to wear from morning to night with ease.
Did you know that one of the oldest recorded perfumes in history is the Eau de Cologne, spirit-citrus perfume? It was developed by an Italian perfumer in Cologne, Germany in 1709.
Next to floral, fruity scents are also wildly popular because of their sweetness. Typically, a fruity scented perfume includes a blend of spicy and fruity tones to complement one another, normally infused with floral notes like rose, lily, violet and others to create a full-bodied smell. Look out for fruity hints of apple, berry, peach, mango and other juicy fruit. These scents are great for date nights and helps to keep the romance going – strawberries aren’t called aphrodisiacs for nothing.
For a sensual, warm and sexy fragrance opt for a perfume with spicy undertones. Spicy fragrances are typically composed from any type of spice you can find in the kitchen like cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg and pepper, combined with oriental materials such as woods and resins. Wear this fragrance to a casual event for an ethereal touch, perfect for any age.
Also referred to as chypre fragrances because of the wood and moss undertones. A bit sceptical about this one? Don’t be! Woody scents are very popular for creating a soothing scent using oak moss, citrus, patchouli, bergamont and other earthy aromas. If you’re looking for a good work-wear perfume that will last the entire day, try a woody scented perfume.
Do you love the earthy smell of freshly cut grass? Well, green scents refer to all things green and leafy like grass, rich green foliage, budding flowers or even crisp herb leaves. It might sound silly to refer to a colour as a scent, but it encompasses a wide variety of greenature like grasses, moss, herbs, teas and bamboos. Green scents are perfect for the sporty person because the notes mimic the fresh, invigorating ‘pick me up’ you normally experience when releasing endorphins at the gym.
Looking for a perfume with a ‘clean’ or fresh finish on the nose? Fresh scents resemble mountain air, clean linen, ocean breezes, etc. A lot of the time these types of perfumes are referred to as having a soapy undertone. Wear it during Summer for a burst of freshness when you feel the heat settling in, or to an interview to give you that confidence boost you need.
If you consider yourself to be a serious and classy woman, these warm and intimate aromas will definitely fit the bill! Look out for hints of sandalwood, amber, musk and others spices to add to the earthiness of the perfume.
Did you know that oriental scents are claimed to be ideal for attracting attention or seducing that special person? The perfect touch to a romantic evening!
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