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Information On Perfume And Cologne

While there are many people in the world who have a love perfume and cologne, there are also many people who misunderstand or aren’t sure of the differences between the two. In fact, there are many who believe that women wear perfume and that cologne is just another name for what men wear when it comes to scents.

People have been using perfume since the ancient times of Mesopotamia and Egypt, and it has become more refined and advanced throughout other cultures ever since. France is one country who has truly helped with the advancement of perfume, seeking out to make it an art form as much as a science, and is now the largest industry where perfume is concerned.

Perfume is also well-known for being something that is strong and long-lasting, eventually being broken down into a melody of different notes which carry down to the very end. It is the French who truly honed their skills in perfumery, allowing notes, or scents, to be layer on top of each other in order to prevent the overall scent from wearing out too quickly.

There are three types of notes within a perfume’s scent, which helps to give it both longevity and beauty. The notes are designed to blend into a series of scents, building it up until the very end, much like the notes of classic music. Since the smell will change, it’s important to always test a perfume fully for a good while before purchasing, rather than strictly deciding based on the first note, which can last for several minutes.

The first note of a perfume and what makes the first impression to buyers is known as the Top or Head note. The second note is the heart of the perfume, known as the Middle note, which blends with both the top and stronger finale note, carrying the perfume to the next level. The last and final note is the Base note, which merges with the Middle note later on and carriers it the final end.

It’s frequently misunderstood that colognes are meant for men only, often due to mass labeling and trends in stores. Colognes and perfumes, however, can be worn by both men and women, whether they’re aware of it or not. Colognes are more subtle and don’t last as long, but they’re generally less expensive and bear a single note, rather than three different ones.

A few examples of colognes, for either men or women, are more commonly known as eau de perfume and eau de toilette. Eau de perfumes are often popular due to them lasting somewhat longer, and also because they are less expensive than perfumes. Eau de toilette scents often only last around four hours, but are great for those who are only seeking a subtle hint of scent.

With both perfume and cologne, it’s important to remember that less is more when it comes to application, as well as knowing the best ways to apply either or. If it’s a perfume or eau de perfume involved, it’s often best to apply at pulse points along the body such as the neck, ankles, behind the knees, the crook of the arm, or between the thighs and breasts. Colognes sprays and eau de toilette sprays can simply be sprayed lightly in front of the wearer and walked through.

Who here wears perfume? If you love to smell good, then we are sure you do. Cologne is another wise choice amongst those who have a love for smelling good.