Many-a-times we have come across a fragrance that has left a mark in our memory. And this happens because like our visual sense, our olfactory sense also commits specific information to our mind. You can find many people who use fragrance as the link to their fondest memories. This concept is something that the mainstream fragrance industry is said to be trying to achieve in future. |
Each one of you undoubtedly has applied perfumes of various different fragrances over the time. But, very few people have actually discovered the scent that works best for them. Time and again it has been noticed that people liked a perfume or deodorant they found their friends wearing, and purchased the same expecting it will work for them too. Except, fragrances don’t work like that. The skin chemistry a scent has with your friend will not be the same with you and vice-a-versa. So, try to know more about the family of fragrance to understand which type of smell would suit you the best.
The family of scents can be broken down into four major groups - the Floral, Oriental, Woody and Fresh notes. A further division makes it a family of 12 distinct smells. Before you purchase any perfume you need to understand these fragrances and the occasions they are worn to.
Floral: They are the most popular fragrance that comprises of specific flowers such as roses, lavender, orchids, daisies, freesia and more. Floral fragrances are available either as a concentrated scent called Soliflores or a mix of invigorating bouquets. Floral notes are also combined with scents from other groups like citrus floral, oriental floral and powdery-floral notes. In any form, this group offers the largest variety of fragrances. These fragrances are best worn in occasions like romantic evenings and date nights.
Oriental: This group consists of the spicy and rich notes that include opulent and heady floral notes, spices and resins. Fragrances under this type evokes strong and carnal moments. The group also has two different team-ups, the oriental-floral (where the heady floral scents are combined with the warm spice notes) and the woody-oriental (where woods and moss combined with spices for a deep earthy note). These scents are worn in winter evenings for a long-lasting presence.
Woody: The fragrances under this category mostly has a natural and earthy note. They consist of moss, damp leaves, woods, dirt, smell of a dense forest and others. Woody scents give an impression of a confident and down to earth personality. They are best worn to business meetings and official events.
Fresh: This is the one category that has various distinct smells. Families like Green, Citrus, Aqua, Herbal and Fruity comes under the fresh category. Where green has hints of grass and stem scents, citrus comprises of lemon, grapefruit, mandarins and other such notes to create a unique and tangy aroma. Herbal scents are a collection of mint or rosemary notes that are worn during casual strolls. Aqua scents would remind you of ocean waves, fresh streams or rains. They are the perfect choice to feel energised in Summers. But fruity scents include tropical fruits, tart berries notes and are best worn on fun outings and cocktail parties.
As every individual has to attend such occasions sooner or later, you can start your search for the best fragrances that you can easily don on all such events. There are myriads of perfumes for men available online from different brands that you can choose depending on the use. It’s time to turn heads with your knowledge of scents.
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