Perfume is a product that has existed for thousands of years. Latin words “perfume”, which means “through,” and “fumus”, meaning “smoke”, are the origins of the word. The common definition of perfume is simply a mixture or volatile fragrance compounds, aromatic oils, fixatives or odorants. They are used primarily to provide pleasant smelling scents to living-inhabitants such as animals, plants, and people. Perfumes are generally prepared by mixing together a series of ingredients in varying proportions and intensities. Some perfumes may be purely floral, others may have a musky scent, and others may be oriental in nature.
Over the centuries, various scents from all around the world have been added to the mixture of essential oils, fixatives, and scents used in perfume creation. This allows for unique and personal scents that are pleasing to the senses. Perfumes are not restricted to one type of fragrance or even one brand name. There are hundreds upon hundreds of types and brands of perfumes that are available today. Each one has its own distinctive scent and appeal to both men as well as women. Some perfume names are from the past, when well-known perfumes like “Au Virg” were created.The quality of the fragrance compounds used and the essential oils used will affect the perfume’s smell. However, the main components of fragrance compounds are linaloe vera, camphor, citronella, lavender, eucalyptus, rose, and a host of other aroma chemicals which vary widely in chemical composition. These aroma compounds and others are also used in … Read the rest