5 questions newbie

 If you are going to buy my first perfume or after a shopping trip came to the conclusion that you do not understand in perfumery, then this article is for you. In it, I tried to answer the 5 questions most often occurs in the beginner.

1. What is the difference perfume, eau de parfum and eau de toilette?

The main difference between these perfumes is the amount of perfume contained therein the extract. In a toilet water, the concentration is 5-20%, in perfumed water (perfume or toilet) - 10-30%, and perfumes - 20-40%. The higher the concentration, the more saturation and better resistance perfume.

It should be noted that different perfume houses the same category of perfume can be with different concentrations, but within the same brand will always be faithful to the principle that the toilet water has the lowest concentration and spirits - the greatest.

2. What is the "notes"?

Music - A level of disclosure flavor. In the classic fragrance are three notes: the head (top), heart (core) and a base (of course).

Top notes sound immediately after applying perfume. Their actions have enough for a few minutes. The ingredients that make up the initial notes usually have a strong, fresh, energetic scent, but quickly erode. The most common components of the head notes - is citrus and ginger.

Heart notes - This is the main flavor notes that make up its essence. They come immediately after the head notes and kept for several hours. The notes are often softer initial, they envelop you invisible aura of fragrance. For flower and several other perfumes typical heart notes are rose and lavender.

Base notes disclosed after heart notes are the "finish" of the fragrance, which is called a loop. These notes give the fragrance depth and completeness. Base notes are usually more severe than the initial and heart, and can hold the whole day. In high-quality spirits final notes can sound on clothes a month! Musk, vetiver and different types of wood - the most commonly used ingredients in the base notes.

3. How to apply perfume?

To learn how to correctly apply the perfume, there are many opinions.

Estee Lauder (Estee Lauder) recommended splash ahead and enter into a cloud of perfume. I think that it is suitable for saturated spirits, but light and fresh at the same time will be felt very weak - to nabryzgat before a cloud of such spirits have to spend polflakona.

Coco Chanel (Coco Chanel) advised to apply perfume wherever you want to be kissed. Too controversial statement - the smell of perfume is usually much better than the taste.

In my opinion, the best place to apply perfume is the back of the neck, inner elbows, behind the ears and shoulders - these places are the blood vessels close to the skin, so the flavor will sound "louder".

If you have oily skin, the scent will last longer than those who have dry skin. For the latter, I can advise to put on your skin a little fat cream before applying perfume - then the smell will be more resistant.

4. How to store perfume?

To permanently preserve fresh perfume, it is recommended to store it in a cool, dry and dark place. Direct sunlight leads to rapid evaporation of perfume and the loss of their perfume qualities.

5. How do I determine whether I have an allergy to perfume?

To check whether you have an allergy to a particular perfume, it is necessary to apply a drop of on the wrist or the inner side of the elbow. If within an hour you do not feel irritation or redness, then you do not have allergies.

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