Wednesday, March 18, 2009

A Review on Fragrances and Perfumes - Fragrance Family

perfume review on Fragrances and Perfumes Fragrance Family of fragrance review
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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