Perfume & Fragrances Information
Fragrance Categories For Her
Fragrance Categories For Him
Fragrance Forms For Her
Fragrance Forms For Him
Do's and Dont's
Essential Oils and Their Properties
Sensory Gift Giving Guide — From her
Sensory Gift Giving Guide — From him
Fragrance Types For Her
Fragrance Types For Him
Men's Perfume Buying by Catherine Tyler
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The name of perfume oil originally made in the Hindu and Buddhist monasteries of India and Nepal and used to perfume incense. Traditionally made from a sandalwood base, to which are added a variety of flower oils, including that from the flower of the Champaca tree.
notes are reminiscent of mothballs. These odors are found in animal products. Their significance in perfumery is minimal.
Oil prepared from the blossoms of either the sweet or bitter orange tree. Italian term for neroli is zagara.
Neroli essential oil is extracted from the fragrant blossoms of the bitter orange tree (Citrus aurantium sub.sp amara), and has a beautiful aroma that appeals to men and women alike. In common with rose and jasmine, neroli oil is almost a complete fragrance in itself and forms the heart of one of the worlds most enduring perfumes, 'Eau de Cologne'.
A "nose", or nez in French, is a person who mixes fragrance components to make perfume; another commonly used term is perfumer, or in French, parfumeur createur.
Borrowed from the language of music to indicate an olfactory impression of a single smell, or to indicate the three parts of a perfume - top note, middle note, base note.
are fragrance materials that are not the main fragrance carriers in a composition, but are used to support and round these carriers off, or produce special effects which contribute to the all around picture of a fragrance.