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The Benefits of Eucalyptus Based Perfume

For a long time now, eucalyptus oil has been popular in its undiluted form when it comes to therapeutic and medicinal products and it's this odd set of uses that gives it an unusual quality when it comes to wearing it as a perfume! Eucalyptus itself is an essential oil - meaning it’s been distilled from an organic source. In this case, it’s the steam distilled leaves of the eucalyptus herb tree, which tends to be blended with other fragrances like jojoba when being turned into a perfume. Of course, it is possible to get it in an undiluted form, but it still needs to have a certain amount of water added to it before it can be used on the skin. Essential oils, also known as natural perfumes, are usually classified in relation to where the actual oils come from. Eucalyptus oils, along with Abies Balsamea (Balsam Fir) Needle Oil, Citrus Reticulata (Mandarin Orange) Oil, and many others, are classed as leaf oils. These shouldn't be confused with fragrance oils, which are synthetically created fra...

 


Can Perfume And Aftershave Really Make You Sexier?

Let's face it, perfumes and aftershaves are more often than not marketed on sex appeal. Fragrance adverts are full of young sexy toned and tanned models in provocative poses. Of course perfumes aren't the only products promoted on sex appeal. I mean who can forget those Calvin Klein underwear adverts featuring Marky Mark Wahlberg? But some perfume adverts tread a fine line. Case in point, the latest Calvin Klein advert for Secret Obsession featuring Eva Mendes which was banned in the US by network censors for being too provocative. The point is that the premise behind these adverts is that by wearing perfume X or aftershave Y, you too can be as sexually appealing as the models in those adverts. Even the names of some perfumes are suggestive - 212 Sexy, Allure, Irresistible, Lovely and the list goes on. But is this just marketing hype or is there some reality in this? Can wearing perfume or aftershave really make you sexier?A lot has been made of the link between our sense of smell and the way we feel and it's...

 


Armani Perfume - A Brief History

The Armani fashion house was founded in 1975 by Giorgio Armani. Born in Piacenza, 40 miles south of Milan, in 1934, Giorgio entered the fashion industry as a window dresser but soon established himself as a fashion designer. Over the years, the name Armani has grown to become a global brand synonymous with elegant simplicity and sophistication, an ethos that has continued to motivate and inspire Giorgio, and is apparent in everything from Armani clothing, jewellery, watches and cosmetics to Armani perfume and even home interiors.Although Giorgio's first foray into perfumes was in 1981 with the release of Giorgio by Giorgio Beverly Hills, the first Armani branded perfume was released in 1982. Simply called Armani, this chypre perfume for women (now discontinued) was to be the first of many successful perfumes to be released under the signature Giorgio Armani label. This was followed in 1984 by the release of the first Armani fragrance for men called Armani Eau Pour Homme.The 1990's saw the release of Armani's ...

 


Understanding Fragrance Types

Most people are not aware that there are two different types of fragrances, and by fragrance type I'm referring to the actual construction of the fragrance as opposed to fragrance families (which deals more with the ingredients of a particular fragrance) or with concentrations such as eau de parfum and eau de toilette. While having an understanding of fragrance types is by no means a prerequisite for their enjoyment, it does help to know how fragrance types react when applied to the skin and how this affects the fragrances you choose.Traditionally, fragrances have been developed using a three stage formulation and you will often see references to fragrance 'notes' which can be explained as follows:Top NotesThis is essentially what gives off the first impression of a fragrance and is usually comprised of lighter, more volatile ingredients which can give a fragrance a sense of freshness. Typical top notes include citrus (lemon, grapefruit, bergamot), green notes (pine, mint, galbanum) and aldehyde.Middle NotesA...

 




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