Fragrance Insights: What You Need to Know Before Buying Perfume

"Scent is a crucial medium for mutual attraction between people." Whether in fashion or fragrance, your perfume represents your personality and style. Want to buy perfume but don't know where to start? Let's first understand what perfume is and the different types available!

The commonly known "perfume" is a mixture of extract, alcohol, and water in various concentration ratios. It is divided into several types based on the concentration of perfume essence, including Eau Fraiche, Eau de Cologne, Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum, and Parfums. The price is mainly determined by the concentration of the perfume essence—the higher the concentration, the higher the price.

(1) Eau Fraiche

Eau Fraiche has the lowest concentration of perfume essence, about 1% to 2%. It lasts for approximately 1 to 2 hours. Commonly found in body sprays and aftershaves, it's great for changing the atmosphere. Choose your favorite scent and spray it occasionally to lift your mood and relax.

(2) Eau de Cologne

Eau de Cologne has a concentration of 3% to 5%, lasting about 2 to 3 hours. It's often mistakenly associated with men's fragrance due to its lower concentration, making it more suitable for their usage. However, it is not exclusive to men and has a broad appeal.

(3) Eau de Toilette

With a concentration of 5% to 10%, Eau de Toilette lasts about 3 to 4 hours. It is suitable for students and beginners, with a relatively mild intensity and affordability. Its gentle layers make it perfect for layering with other perfumes to create a unique scent.

(4) Eau de Parfum

Eau de Parfum has a concentration of about 15% to 20%, lasting around 4 to 5 hours. It's suitable for both daily wear and important occasions. It exhibits distinct top, middle, and base notes over time.

(5) Parfume

Parfums, with a concentration of about 20% to 40%, are the most intense perfumes, lasting 6 to 8 hours. Ideal for grand occasions, such as dances and banquets, it's recommended to apply sparingly to avoid overwhelming others.

Scent notes represent the fragrance emitted by perfumes, categorized into four main types based on their primary olfactory characteristics.

1. Fresh Notes

These are invigorating citrus scents, often found in Eau Fraiche and Eau de Cologne. Fresh notes are lively and suitable for changing moods. Subcategories include marine, herbal, citrus, and fruity notes.

Representation of a fresh notes perfume
Subcategories of fresh notes include marine, herbal, citrus, and fruity notes.

2. Floral Notes

The most widely used fragrance type, easily recognizable and associated with bouquets, gardens, and blossoming flowers. Jasmine and rose are iconic floral notes found in almost all perfumes.

Representation of a floral notes perfume
Floral notes are popular and easily identifiable, including rose, orange blossom, and jasmine fragrances.

3. Woody Notes

Woody notes are characterized by scents of sandalwood, cedar, and dry woody fragrances like cypress. Some may include citrus or floral notes to lighten the warm tones, providing a sense of stability.

Representation of a woody notes perfume
Woody notes are gentle and warm, suitable for relaxation. Common essences include cedarwood, sandalwood, and vetiver, making it a versatile choice for both men and women.

4. Oriental Notes

Oriental notes combine exotic elements, featuring grassy, spicy, or powdery resins. They often exude a luxurious vibe, and amber and sweet notes are added to soften the rich tones, giving a vibrant and warm feeling. Oriental notes are typically associated with evening wear and are especially popular in cold weather.

Representation of an oriental notes perfume
Oriental notes have a warm, rich, captivating, and sexy scent. They are generally more suitable for evening wear and leave a longer-lasting fragrance on the skin.

Perfume Accessories

Finally, we recommend a stylish perfume accessory—Bone Collection's Fragrance Ring. It not only enhances personal charm and charisma but also reduces the risk of allergic reactions by applying perfume to a cotton pad before wearing the fragrance ring.

A woman wearing a fragrance ring
Bone Collection Fragrance Ring
The rounded strap is integrally formed, allowing for various styles with multiple buckles.

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