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Perfume & Fragrances Information

Basic
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
Fragrance Tips
Sensory Gift Giving Guide — From her
Sensory Gift Giving Guide — From him
Sensory Stages
Fragrance Types For Her
Fragrance Types For Him
Wedding Tips
Men's Perfume Buying by Catherine Tyler
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Palette
The range of aromatic materials from which a perfumer selects to use in the formulation of a perfume.

Parfum
French word for perfume - containing between 10-30% aromatic compounds, making it the second strongest fragrance. This is lighter than Perfume, and so is less expensive but still has long lasting characteristics, from 3 to 5 hours.

PERFUME
"per fumum" - comes from the Latin, meaning "through the smoke." In ancient times, fragrant resins were burned as incense offerings that was the origin. Today, we understand perfume to be a solution containing 15% to 30% perfume oils and 85% to 70% alcohol, respectively.

Perfume (Extract)
"per fumum" - comes from the Latin, meaning "through the smoke." In ancient times, fragrant resins were burned as incense offerings that were the origin. Today, we understand perfume to be a solution containing 15% to 30% perfume oils and 85% to 70% alcohol, respectively. Most highly concentrated form of fragrance, containing between 20 - 50% perfume compound, Its the strongest and the longest lasting.

Perfume Dip Sticks
Strips of odorless white blotting paper, which the perfumer uses to evaluate a scent as it develops.

PERFUME OIL or PERFUME COMPOUND
A perfume oil is a concentrated mixture of fragrance substances which is used for the perfuming of various products.

PERFUMER
is the term for the creator of fragrance compositions. His qualifications are: an odormemory which is the result of long training, the ability to differentiate between hundreds of odors, knowledge of the reciprocal action of individual fragrance substances in the composition, and creative talent. The perfumer's education generally lasts for five years.

Perfumer's Palette
The range of perfume ingredients from which a perfumer selects to use in the formulation of a perfume. There are 3400 raw materials available to perfumers - 400 naturals and 3000 synthetics.

Pheromone
Chemical substance secreted by animals (including perhaps humans) to produce a response by other members of the same species. Sexual attractants are the most widely studied and described.

PHEROMONES
are chemical substances which make communication possible between living beings. They are mainly significant as a medium which insects use for sexual attraction. Most pheromones are odorless to human beings.

Pikaki
Its a form of jasmine (jasminum sambac) grown in Hawaii and used for making leis. Also known as Arabian jasmine, and widely used to make jasmine tea.

POMADE
is a substance that is produced through the enfleurage process. In this procedure, animal fat is saturated with blossom fragrance. The mixture of fat and blossom oil is the pomade. It is either used straight or processed into absolute from pomade. Parts of the fatty odor attach to the fragrance of the blossom oils, giving the products made by this process a unique character.

Pomades
Combination of purified fats and flower oils produced by the enfleurage and maceration processes. Pommades are found in the form of an oily and sticky solid.

Potpourri
A fragrant mixture of dried herbs and flowers, usually scented with synthetic fragrance oils.

POWDERY
is the fragrance effect produced by the interaction of long-lasting, mossy, woody, sweet and crystalline elements. Many perfumes leave a powdery overall impression after evaporation of the fresh and floral ingredients.

Prices
Prices of perfumery materials vary greatly, often by a factor of 10 times according to source, quality, quantity purchased.

Profile
A perfume or perfumed product profile is a description of the fragrance prepared by a marketer, which is given to a perfumer for inspiration and formulation. The profile contains all pertinent details in relation to marketing the new fragrance plan, type, name, package, color/theme, mood, impression, cost parameters, etc.

Pulse Points
folds in the crook of your elbow and back of knees, behind the ears, ankles, wrists, neck and cleavage where blood vessels are closest to the skin giving off heat and acting like mini fragrance scent diffusers

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