Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Review on Fragrances and Perfumes - Fragrance Family

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If you are confused while selecting the right fragrance for yourself, you are not alone. Millions of people find themselves gripped in confusions while picking the right fragrance for themselves. Here’s a brief review on the fragrance families and perfume categories, understanding of which may make it easier for you choose what suits your personality.

Perfumes and fragrances are categorized into number of families based on the notes and the odor they have been layered. Almost all fragrances have refreshing aromatic fougère base, but some are still in the queue with certain other unique bases.

Here are some basic fragrance categories:

Fragrances of Citrus Family: The fragrances falling under the citrus family have the aesthetic notes of fruit oils. Some Iranian and French perfume brands that have marked their name in the global market, use lime, oranges, grapes, lemon, bergamot, tangerine and apricots as basic notes. Some leaders in the industry are known for aesthetically using the predominant notes of peaches too. Example includes: The first Eaux de Cologne. Known for its lingering effect Chypre by Coty earned high degree of popularity in 1917.

Fragrances of Drywoods Family: The drywoods bases are chiefly for men’s use. Perfumes falling under drywoods family spread unique woody fragrances when dried up, along side the additional notes of leather or tobacco or cedar or burnt woods. Some leading brands apply a dash of citrus note to slightly fade off the intensity of the masculine woody notes. This gives the fragrance a special effect too!

Fragrances of Floral Family: Floral base, being another unique family of fragrance have awesome soft notes. The perfumes falling under this fragrance family are chiefly for hers. Appeared in 1900’s for the first time, the oriental floral base of fragrances been admired by the women afflicted to fashion in vogue. With sweetness of exotic floral fragrances the perfumes with floral base are the hottest picks for women of all age globally. Examples include: Givenchy Amariage Mariage, Clinique Aromatics Elixir, Chanel Chance Badgley Mischka and Donna Karan DKNY Be Delicious

Fragrances of Fougère base: Fougère, which means “Fern” in French is another unique fragrance category. Derived from the oils of some harmless forest herbs and grasses this family of fragrance has easily marked a presence in the industry. Having superb oriental notes of fragrances with spicy bases of citrus or softwoods or even selective floral base, the Fougère fragrance family has enticed the huge section of the fashionable male population. Examples include: Joop Homme, Hugo Boss Boss in Motion Gaultier Le Male and Prada Pour Homme.

Fragrances falling under Chypre Family: With very refreshing notes of citrus, blended with inconspicuous fragrances of woody tones of oakmoss or patchouli, the Chypre family of fragrances have revolutionized the aroma world. Statistics show that a big section of men’s population of modern fashion, are more inclined to Chypre fragrance family.

Fragrances falling under Rustic Base: The very dominant aromatic accord has come up with rustic notes with a motive of aromatic enhancement. Such notes carry scents of countryside including new-mown hay or hers or grass. Examples include: Aramis New West for Men, Hugo Boss Hugo, Ralph Lauren Polo Sport, Calvin Klein Escape for Men and Kenneth Cole Reaction

Fragrances falling under Spicy Base: A dominant dash of spicy notes that enlivens the amber accord with spices like cloves nutmeg, cardamom or cinnamon have desperately entered into the market and earned a great deal of admirations. Examples include: Hugo Boss, Hugo Dark Blue, Armani Code, Burberry London for Men, Cartier Must for men and Yves Saint Laurent Body Kouros, Hermes Terre d’Hermes, Old Spice Original.

Fragrances falling under Water Base: This newest family of fragrance, which came into being around 1991, is the lightest of all the categories. Alike some others in the industry, the water base fragrance family are subcategorized into two distinctive notes: males and females. Predominated by the water bases with the refreshing notes of citrus family of aroma and water herbs, the water base fragrances are the smartest picks for summer. Examples include: Cerruti 1881 Pour Homme, Azzaro Pure Vetiver, Lacoste Pour Homme, Calvin Klein Euphoria Men, Yves Saint Laurent Jazz, Guerlain Vetiver, Lalique Encre Noire, Kenneth Cole Black for Him and Ralph Lauren Safari for Men.

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Monday, March 9, 2009

Apple Ignited a Spark in iPhone Application Revolution

Sparks flew all around with Apple spearheading the iPhone revolution! The first launch of iPhone made unexpectedly amazing blast in the global market, but the fire storm cooled down with the spread out of the iPhone virus news.

Apple engineers started to burn their midnight oil to upgrade their revolutionary iPhone. After nights of hard work Apple declared that iPhone will run the third-party application only if they are designed according to the Web 2.0 Internet standards. That's really a great news, which made some people raise their eyebrows with shriek of surprises! Yes, developers can now create web 2.0 applications that can be run on iPhone, just as smoothly as iPhone's built-in applications. Good news is that even with the third-part app installed the users can seamlessly access their iPhone’s services, such as making phone calls, accessing Google map and sending emails. Apple claimed that users won't have to compromise security and reliability while using the third-party application on their iPhones, provided the app is created using Web 2.0 standards. “Developers and users alike are going to be very surprised and pleased at how great these applications look and work on iPhone,” said Steve Jobs, CEO, Apple. He continued, “our innovative approach, using Web 2.0-based standards, lets developers create amazing new applications while keeping the iPhone secure and reliable.”

What's the difference between the application that people have been using and the ones that are programmed using web 2.0 standards? To put it in the simplest way, the applications based on web 2.0 standards are more responsive, interactive, and user-friendly as compared to the web application that we have traditionally been using. Moreover, web 2.0-based applications can easily be distributed across the web without technical hassles.

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Friday, March 6, 2009

iPhone Virus Warrants Caution to Third-Part Applications Installers

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iPhone craze is gradually putting an end to the cell phone generation by kicking of a boom in the hi-tech world. The iPhone madness all over the world have affected people irrespective of age and gender. But money is the name of the game - beyond all doubts! Had the price been within the range of affordability of the general mass, iphone craze would have eradicated what we call cell phone by now. With amazing applications designed for iPhone, it's one of the path breaking technology such as Multi-Touch interface, GPS, 3D positional audio, real-time 3D graphics and the accelerometer. All you need to do is to tap into the App Store and pick from thousands of enticing apps that you want to download.

Along side all these boons, iPhone has spread the fear of virus - iPhone virus! Whatever name you give to it - a virus or a technical fault, the program meticulously screws you by ceasing the software to work for you. Cnet says: It’s called "iPhone firmware 1.1.3 prep", which according to them is "an important system update." The program isn't a menace as it only displays the message "shoes"; it doesn't do any harm other than refraining certain third-party applications from working well on iPhone. The program messes with applications like Launcer, Doom, Erica’s Utilities and OpenSSH, However, it's original apps work like magic! It may also happen that all the host sites may be shut down abruptly. It's just a result of bad programming... it seems.

A report of the discovery of first Trojan for the iPhone was documented by the major iPhone enthusiast site: iPhone enthusiast site, followed by a confirmation from the security research organization F-Secure. Technical experts says that the so-called iPhone virus doesn't pose any big risk for the general iPhone users. The Trojan actually attacks the third-party apps only and hence robs off the excitement of users who tend to modify their iPhones for installation of third-party applications in to their hi-tech device. According to all the app does is displays "shoes". But once you uninstall the application, it removes the files from /bin directory on the iPhone. This consequently breaks off the valid applications like "Erica's Utilities" and "Sendfile". On its website, F-Secure said: "Hopefully this serves as a warning for those who have opened their iPhones using a security hole in the system and then installing unverified software without a second thought to what they are doing". Most amazingly, it was an 11-year-old child playing with XML files who created the Trojan, reported F-Secure! F-Secure said, "Next time it might be someone else with more skills and with specific target".

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Monday, March 2, 2009

Global Economy Review: Economic Depression or Economic Recession

US Economic Recession Global Economy Review period of recession economic depression global economic recession economic activities economic downturn of economic activities Economy ReviewsThe severe blow to the global economic made it lose it's balance. Economy's most of the strongest pillars - the giant organizations have been afflicted to what I call "Recession Virus". Candidly speaking, there's a whole lot of confusion the web is abuzz with. The period we are on is the period of recession. Is it true? Or should we call it a period of economic depression? If we ask this to 500 different economists across the globe, I am sure we will get at least 500 different views regarding global economic recession or may be economic depression. Apparently economic recession and economic depression are almost the same, because under both situations the economic activities approach a phase of transitory cessation. My review on the economic depression and a period of recession might give you how far we are from what we were when we were happy.

A well known prang among economists states, "a recession is when your neighbor loses his job; a depression is when you lose your job." This might be a reason to depict the present situation as both an economic recession and economic depression. Have you ever heard of a time when there had a period of recession but not depression? Well, both these situation are like two demon sisters, walking hand in hand together most of the times.

Economic Depression vs Economic Recession

It reminds me of the great economic depression that had been in scene before 1930s. Economic activities had an abrupt downturn. It wasn't until this period that the term economic recession was developed to visualize a difference in economic conditions during 1930s and that during 1910 and 1913. This implies that an economic depression is an economic recession with a prolonged effect, ending up with a bigger downturn of economic activities. It's not the general brain's cup of tea to chalk out a distinction between economic depression and a recession. Best yardstick is to study the GDP. A situation when the economic downturn is due to over 10 percent decline in GDP is a depression. An economic downturn that affects less severely is a recession.

Period of Recession, as depicted by BCDC

The Business Cycle Dating Committee (BCDC) at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) have come up with more lucid definition of economic recession. BCDC defines a period of recession as a time when business activities reach the highest limit and then starts declining until when business bottoms out. According to them an average recession doesn't last more than a year or so.

US Economic Recession - Fast Facts
  • The United States last suffered an economic depression during a period ranging between May 1937 and June 1938. The real GDP declined by 18.2%.
  • 1930s depression was Great Economic Depression that existed through out a period ranging between August 1929 and March 1933. The GDP declined by 33.0%.
  • The recovery Great Economic Depression in USA was followed by an economic recession during 1937-38.
  • In the last 60 years, the worst recession existed between November 1973 and March 1975. The real GDP declined by 4.9%

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Cat in the Hat - 50th Birthday

It's 50th Birthday of Cat in the Hat! Almost all the children in US are attached to every single words of the Cat in the Hat composed by Dr. Seuss long back. The Cat in the Hat was first published in 1957 that featured a cheerful cat that brought a bountiful harvest of happiness to a houshold of a couple of little children on rainy day, when their mom left them unattended. With some of the Beginner Books that The Cat inaugurated, the creator of Cat in the Hat, Dr Seuss promoted it as a mojor component of elementary literacy all across the United States.

On Saturday, Feb 26th 2009, on Read Across America Day Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Celebration the youth specialist at the Ashtabula Library Barb Tack, put together a costume that focused the kids on the story at Ashtabula Towne Square. Ashtabula Towne Square was waved by an insane mob of chuildren and adults. Debbie Tressler, an instructor with the Adult Basic Literacy Education Coalition said: “I can’t believe how many people came”. Even today when the world is run by mouse clicks and key strokes, Cat in the Hat still have a sensational effect in the market in USA. Tressler and her partner, Kathy found their bookstore at Kent State University-Ashtabula Campus being swamped with over 160 children. Kathy said, “Kids are getting to read early. You can tell they are excited”. Becky Wayman, program coordinator/recruiter for the Ashtabula County Adult Basic and Literacy Education Coalition, said that she had increased her publicity for that event and it paid off! This time it was a bit different, with fliers posted at the local elementary schools. Around 100 children, between kindergarten and grade fourth, got a free book each. The event had been sponsored by the Ashtabula County Literacy Coalition.

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