Sunday 17 May 2009

Selection Based On Fragrances And Perfume Category

The first step to cut off the confusions regarding the
selection of the apt category of fragrance is to have a
thorough understanding of the fragrance families and the
perfume categories. A little bit of knowledge is however
essentially necessary in order to pick the right thing at the
right price.

Basic Categories
On the basis of the notes and the order they have been layered,
the perfumes and the fragrances have been categorized into a
number of families. Although almost all the fragrances have the
refreshing aromatic fougere base, yet many others are having
certain other unique bases. Some of the basic categorizations
are as follows:

Citrus is a unique family of fragrances that has got the
aesthetic aromatic note of the fruit oils. The leading brands
of the perfumes of Iran and France use to use the basic notes
of the lime, oranges, grapes, lemon, and apricots. Many leadung
perfume makers use the predominant notes of peaches as well.

Drywoods bases are strictly for the men. This is a category
where the presence of the wondrous woody fragrance is noticed
when dried up, along with the additional notes of tobacco or
leather or cedar or burnt woods. Sometimes the masculine woody
notes are made lightened by applying some citrus notes, which
gives the fragrance a special effect.

Floral base is another unique fragrance family having some
awe-inspiring features of softness. The perfumes falling under
this category are specifically for females. First appeared in
1900’s floral oriental base of fragrances have earned a great
deal of admirations all over the world within a very short
spell of time. This is due to the fact that some of these
perfumes contain the sweet fragrances of exotic flowers.
Fougere is again another aesthetic category of fragrance, which
– in French means – “FERN”. This particular family contains the
aroma of some of the harmless forest herbs and grasses. These
superb oriental notes of fragrances have engulfed much of the
occidental market, with the sweet spicy bases of citrus or
softwoods or may be floral. Formulated with a wide range of
awesome fragrances this specific category has always admired by
the world’s most fashionable men.

Chypre is a special category of fragrance that is presented
with the refreshing notes of citrus aesthetically blended with
the inconspicuous fragrances of the woody tones of oakmoss or
patchouli or etc.

Water base fragrances are the lightest of all the categories of
fragrances. Alike some others this class of perfumes has been
subcategorized into males and females notes. Predominated by
the water bases with the refreshing notes of citrus, fruit oils
and water herbs, this is one of the smartest choices for the
summer seasons.

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