There are several types and families of perfumes, and in the following you will have the opportunity to discover them.
Perfumes come in many different forms, concentrations, compositions and have many different names.
The basic and best-selling are the following 4 types:
# Perfume (P)
# Eau de Parfum (EdP)
# Eau de toilette (EdT)
# Eau de cologne (EoC)
P or Perfume Extract. Perfume is the most concentrated form of perfume found in a regular store. Perfumes are rich and strong, containing 15-40% perfume oil. The consistency of the real perfume is denser than that of EdP and therefore most of these perfumes are sold in spray-free bottles. To apply on the skin, use only a few drops, some perfumes even last more than 10 hours. People often forget that authentic perfumes are produced with a minimum and the perfume is used as a generic name for any perfume.
EdP is an abbreviated term of the French term Eau de Parfum, perfume water in Romanian. Eau de Parfum (perfume water) is a mixture of scented oil based on alcohol, which contains a proportion of oils between 8-15% and about 85% alcohol. It is not only the chosen perfume that is important, but also its method of application, in the areas of the body where the pulse feels best, namely at the wrist, on the neck.
Eau de toilette (EdT) is a name for an alcohol-based scented oil solution, with a perfume oil utilization ratio of 4-8% in alcohol of about 80%. Eau de toilette should be applied to the skin, in places where the pulse feels best, repeatedly during the day.
EoC or cologne is a light fragrance with a perfume content of 3-5%. Due to its low perfume content, it has a pleasant and discreet aroma. Therefore, it is ideal for daily wear, sports activities and application on hot summer days. The first Colony was produced more than 300 years ago in Cologne and has been produced in the same composition to this day.
Olfactory pyramid – top, middle and base notes:
Top (or top) notes
Top notes give the first impression of a perfume, its introduction once it has been applied (sprayed). They are light flavors and evaporate fairly quickly, within 2-10 minutes, until the alcohol evaporates completely.
Middle notes (or middle notes)
They form the basic body of the perfume mixture, the ones that dominate the composition. They may be obvious from the first spray, but usually take approx. 10-25 minutes until they fully develop on the skin (depending on the pH value), so they appear after the perfume has fused with the unique chemistry of each individual.
Base (or base) notes
They are the notes with the highest molecular weight value, being important as fixatives. They slow down the frequency of evaporation of light notes. It lasts the longest, being the final expression of the perfume or the main idea after which a perfume can be characterized.
Perfumes are generally divided into 5 main types – floral, oriental, citrus, woody and cypress:
As the name suggests, these perfumes always have a scent reminiscent of flowers. Many people opt for perfumes in this category and are fully satisfied with the aroma obtained. In the world of floral perfumes, the aromas of rose and jasmine predominate, because their combination with other elements can offer wonderful results.
We can say that these perfumes are exotic and mysterious. The scents offered by these perfumes are heavier and more opulent, even if they may have a floral core. It is advisable to use these perfumes during winter and autumn, being recommended to avoid them in spring or summer.
This category of perfumes is the one that uses in abundance the aroma of fruits, among which we can mention grapes, figs, raisins, blackcurrants, papaya, pineapple, guava or lychee. Their tones are distinctive, invigorating, but at the same time slightly bitter.
Based on different types of wood. The most commonly used is sandalwood, cedar or ebony. Recently, agar or oud (h) wood has also appeared. Wood tones are often combined with other tones. We can find resin, spices or flowers. The results are some interesting and exotic perfumes.
Chypre is named after a Coty perfume, created by a French perfumer whose inspiration was born on a holiday in Cyprus. The base is oak, bergamot and patchouli.
All these perfumes, included in these categories are impressive from all points of view. If you want to opt for a lighter fragrance, it is advisable to opt for green, oceanic or fruity and floral, some of them. On the other hand, the heavier perfumes are oriental, amber / woody scented. You will certainly be able to make the right decision regarding the purchase of a perfume if you take into account the information regarding their categories.