Perfume and Aromatherapy

Perfume is a wonderful way to enhance your appeal to the opposite sex. There are many different fragrances and different kinds of scent. Some popular scents for perfume include sweet, spicy, musky, and floral. The perfumer industry is growing every year and consistently new perfumes are added to the market. However, the basis of the perfume industry began with the essential oils from plants. There are classifications when it comes to commercial perfumes; they are Floral, Citrus, Woody, Orientals, Leather, Fougere, Aldehydic, and Chypre.

A Floral fragrance is defined as the scent of one or more flowers. You can also wear just one flower and that is known as a soliflore. One scent is considered a soliflore, for example, wearing Gardenia alone is a soliflore, but wearing a combination of jasmine and rose is a floral. You can find many natural floral scents by purchasing essential oils from a health food store. You can wear them on your skin, but most essential oils need to be diluted before wearing. Creating a floral scent may be as simple as adding 10 drops of jasmine oil to 1ounce carrier oil, such as Jojoba oil. You can dab this on when you feel like wearing a floral scent. It is also great added to a hot bath and then soaking for at least 20 minutes.

Citrus fragrances are used to energize or freshen. They don’t last as long as other scents but they are very popular and smell wonderful. You can make your own citrus blend by combining 6 drops of Orange and 4 drops of Lemon with 1 ounce of carrier oil. Woody fragrances and scents include Sandalwood, Patchouli, and Cedar. These Woody smells are very popular with men and their colognes, fragrances, and after shaves. The popular Orientals are a blend of woody, florals, musk, and vanilla. These are very exotic fragrances and are very popular, they remind people of the Far East. Leather is another popular scent and consists of scents derived from wood trees. Fougere is another scent that is similar to Woody. Aldehydic scents are composed from chemicals. The first Aldehydic perfume was Chanel number 5. Chypre scents are based on Bergamot, Jasmine, and Oakmoss.

These are the basic scents of perfumery. Aromatherapy is a wonderful way to be introduced to all of the beautiful natural fragrances that create perfumes. Learning to create your own perfume may be a rewarding experience as well. Adding grain alcohol to the essential oils creates perfumes. Vodka is a good alcohol that may be used.

When creating your own perfumes, it is important to keep track of the combination of essential oils that were involved. Also, make sure that you keep record of how many drops of each oil went into your formula. If you create a perfume and love it, it may be very difficult to remember the full ingredients that you used. Keeping a file record, whether it is on your computer, in a noteook, or on index cards is a great way to make sure that you will always have your favorite perfume recipe on hand.