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Talking about a fragrant world
Authored by: Monica  

For those of us who love perfumes and most of us do, life can literally be all about stopping to smell the roses.  Is not it interesting that very often, the memories that we carry also have a certain fragrance, aroma or perfume associated with them? For instance, spending a holiday with one’s grandparents can also be about the house being sumptuously filled with the aroma of baked goodies. Or perhaps an evening walk could be made even more delightful because it carried with it the scent of a particular flower? Small wonder then that perfumes and fragrances have been used in many ways all over the world to mark a particular occasion or for beautification.

 

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It is also interesting to delve into the fact that perfumes take on extremely different connotations all over the world. More often than not, French perfumes, for instance, are considered delicate and sophisticated. Traditional Indian and Arabian fragrances such as ittar or attar are pretty potent and should ideally be “diluted” or distilled into a particular base and then used. There is also plenty of difference between products such as colognes, deodorants, scents and eau de toilette! Even though all of them are basically fragrant products, there are fine lines of differences between all of them.

 

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Mesopotamia is the birthplace of perfumery as we know it today. Back then and now, perfumery was all about using herbs, flowers, spices, plant resins and so on. Is not it completely fascinating to note that ingredients as varied as cinnamon, frangipani, civet secretion, citrus essence and raisins could go into the making of perfumes at one point of time? Of course, today plenty of modern technology and chemical formulations have resulted in some extraordinarily iconic fragrances such as the Donna Karan Woman Eau De Parfum Spray or the Davidoff Cool Water Sensual Essence Eau De Parfum Spray.

 

DONNA KARAN WOMAN EAU DE PARFUM SPRAY

DONNA KARAN WOMAN EAU DE PARFUM SPRAY

 

 

 

COOL WATER SENSUAL ESSENCE EAU DE PARFUM SPRAY

COOL WATER SENSUAL ESSENCE EAU DE PARFUM SPRAY

 

The world of fragrances can also be divided into the kinds of combinations that have gone into a product. Such combinations can result in a fragrance that is Oriental, floral, woody or even citrus and aquatic. Then there are the notes of a fragrance and the sources of the fragrance. It is indeed interesting to see that the world of fragrance is populated by so many exotic aspects that one can go on talking about this subject forever! Indeed, the future does hold a lot of conversation for those of us who love fragrances. Till then waking up to smell the coffee is a great way to live!

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