It’s undeniable that fragrance says alot about the wearer. Not only does it define our character, it’s also mood uplifting, if you know what I mean. You can wear a woody chocolate scented fragrannce that can define you as a say “rock and roll chic/guy but also sweet within”. If you play close attention to when you’re wearing them or when you remember how they smell, you’ll also feel a little twinkle of smile within that can easily be missed if you’re not paying attention it. That’s why I believe your fragrance can define who you’re and can also put you in good mood not forgetting their sleek packaging which can be used to decorate our vanities or coffee tables when they’re finished.
From experience, I have also learnt there are different types of fragrances, other than the scents that make them all smell different, there are what they call eau de parfum, eau de toilet e.t.c. thanks to the French beauty consultant at selfridges who pointed out the different types when I was weighing my options in the departmental store sometime ago.
Apparently, there are various types which in a lay man’s language, it’s just the variance in strength of scents thereby making them last longer than each other (how much perfume oil has been dissolved into alcohol in the fragrance). There are :
- Eau de Cologne (or just Cologne): 2 to 5% perfume oil
- Eau de Toilette: 4 to 10% perfume oil
- Eau de Parfum: 8 to 15% perfume oil
- Extrait (sometimes known as Parfum or Extract): 15 to 25% perfume oil
And then, much less commonly, you might see these:
- Eau Fraiche: 3% or less perfume oil
- Soie de Parfum: 15 to 18% perfume oil
- Perfume oil: 15 to 30% perfume in an oil base
Finally, learning and knowing all these important information about a good fragrance, here are the best of 2020 you should shop right now: