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Have you already been asked "What's your favorite nut in perfumery"? "Favorite nutty fragrance"? But you don't know its actual meaning.     Definition of nuts :     A nut is a fruit composed of an inedible hard shell and a seed, which is generally edible. In general usage, a wide variety of dried seeds are called nuts, but in a botanical context "nut" implies that the shell does not open to release the seed. The translation of "nut" in certain languages frequently requires paraphrases, as the word is ambiguous. Botanical definition of nuts :   A nut in...
Do you prefer Broccoli? Carrots? Or may be Gooseberries? Sorry, we’re not talking salads but rather vegetable-inspired scents.     Vegetable in dictionary :   In everyday usage, vegetables are certain parts of plants that are consumed by humans as food as part of a savory meal. Originally, the traditional term (still commonly used in biology) included the flowers, fruit, stems, leaves, roots, tubers, bark, seeds, and all other plant matter, although modern-day culinary usage of the term vegetable may exclude food derived from plants such as fruits, nuts, and cereal grains, but include seeds such as pulses; the term vegetable is somewhat arbitrary, and can be largely defined through culinary...
In botany (plant sciences) a fruit is the seed-bearing structure in flowering plants (also known as angiosperms) formed from the ovary after flowering.   Fruit scents are the fragrances that arise in numerous plants and don't essentially come from fruits but from leaves or flowers which have strong fruity scents. These scents can be used in a number of ways, such as for the purposes of gardening or for the production of market items such as perfumes, household freshening sprays, lotions/body wash and other body care products, cleaning products, insect repellents, sachets, drawer liners, potpourris, wreaths, etc.     Fragrance smells and especially fruity notes have been dominating the minds of perfume...
Frequenting perfume discussion communities, reading reviews and fragrance notes online, you often come across the term "animalic". It means you'll smell like an animal if you spray this fragrance on your body? Though its evocation is that of...animal, obviously, its significance is more layered, less simple, as we will explore.   Animal essences have been prized throughout history. Exotic, complex, and fabulously expensive, these scents are still very much in use in perfumes, incense and flavorings. When a fragrance smells "animalic", basically it means that it smells like it contains oils that come from animals.  Bellow, five of the most widely...
Amber is a so popular scent, almost every perfumer has a version of it. But what is it exactly?   Definition of amber : Amber is fossilized tree resin, which has been appreciated for its color and natural beauty since Neolithic times. Much valued from antiquity to the present as a gemstone, amber is made into a variety of decorative objects. Amber is used in jewelry. It has also been used as a healing agent in folk medicine. .   There are five classes of amber, defined on the basis of their chemical constituents. Because it originates as a soft, sticky tree resin, amber sometimes contains animal and plant material...
Musk is a class of aromatic substances commonly used as base notes in perfumery. It fixes and balances a fragrance formula, making fragrance last longer and smell more sensuous.   Musk Deer :   Originally musk (musc in French) was the essence coming from a glandular secretion of the male Tibetan musk deer, numerous plants emitting similar fragrances, and artificial substances with similar odors. Extracting the deer’s anal gland is obviously hard on the deer, and musk deer are now endangered. So this has been prohibited for years now. This has led to development of new, synthetic chemicals that can provide a sweet, long lasting note. (Evaporation goes faster for...
Citrus is a genus of flowering trees and shrubs in the rue family, Rutaceae. Plants in the genus produce citrus fruits, including important crops like oranges, lemons, grapefruit, pomelo and limes.     The most recent research indicates an origin in Australia, New Caledonia and New Guinea.Some researchers believe that the origin is in the part of Southeast Asia bordered by Northeast India, Burma (Myanmar) and the Yunnan province of China, and it is in this region that some commercial species such as oranges, mandarins, and lemons originated. Citrus fruit has been cultivated in an ever-widening area since ancient times.     Citrus fruits are notable for their fragrance, partly due to flavonoids and limonoids (which in turn are terpenes) contained in the rind, and most are juice-laden. The juice contains a high quantity of citric acid giving them their...
Fragrance notes are necessary to make a perfume.   There are three big note scales that when blended together create the perfume's fragrant accord.    You hear about them all the time, but have you ever wondered what top, heart and base perfume notes actually are? Well, if so, you’re in the right place! We’ve put together an ultimate guide to fragrance notes, which will help you to discover the difference between these fragrance layers and become an expert after having read this present.   Top Notes : Top notes are otherwise called the head notes. The top note, which...
The Scent of Tobacco : What Does Tobacco Smell Like?   We often think about the disagreeable smell of cigarettes when we say “tobacco”. Apart from its large known use for making cigars and cigarettes, tobacco is used all around the world for many different purposes, including treating infected wounds dysmenorrhea, snake bites. The nicotine in tobacco is extracted and used as an insecticide.   However, the base note of tobacco has nothing to do with cigarettes. It is a deep, comforting, and warm note with a rather sweet scent. Perfumes with smoky hearts featuring tobacco are classical and timeless....
The Difference between Eau De parfum, De Toilette, De cologne and Perfume.       Eau de Cologne : At the bottom end of the range as far as concentration is concerned, is eau de cologne. This tends to contain about 7% essence dissolved in alcohol of 60º or 70º. It is delightfully refreshing in hot weather and because it doesn't last long, it can be frequently reapplied directly to the skin. It tends to be marketed in large sizes of up to 200 ml and is often applied by spray.  Eau de toilette : Sometimes used to describe the same concentration as cologne, eau de toilette can contain...