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Pleasure of Olfactology

Updated on May 12, 2017

Perfume Mania

I am sure everyone in their life has once shop for perfume. For perfume lover it’s really important to have perfume in your daily make up schedule. Perfume has a great deal of role in our daily life and activities. Perfume has instant power of elevating your mood. Of course main purpose of the perfume to stay fresh all day in midst of all hard work, stress, toil at your work. Starting from Cleopatra to Celine Dion, everyone has their own scent. Origin of perfume has lot of background and descends from Greece, Rome, India, and Middle East. Today what we get in the market is research and combination of all these origin. Although it went through lot of renovation in different stage but the key ingredients of the perfume are still the same like essential oil and ‒ hand-picked jasmine, roses, frankincense resin, lilies and honey etc. Different parts of the world has their unique contribution in fragrance industries, like rose essences from Bulgaria, irises from Florence and tuberose, jasmine from India, of course Paris the paradise of perfume has its own unique contributions.

Perfume Bouquet

Perfume Dilemma-Only perfume I remember is coffee bean

Ask any women about their favorite pastime. I think 70% will instantly say shopping. But trust me sometimes shopping experience can be distressing and confusing, especially if you spend so many hours of digging into things and find out at your home, it’s not the best what you chose. That is what it exactly happen if you are naïve about perfume shopping and want to go shop for it at the spur of the moment. Using your nose, attention, and brain for navigating each every perfume is not at all an easy task. Especially when you are investing such amount of time and money, if you don’t like the product at the end of the day, you will be really upset. Also like clothing and style, and makeup, perfume also reflect the person or your personality. Well given the huge array of selection, from top brand, top celebrity and seller’s choice, it is really hard in limited shopping time to pick up the best perfume for yourself or your loved one. We know some people would love to stick with their same perfume others try to explore new perfume, or choose perfume depending on the occasion.

Now the real dilemma comes here, if you try to personalize your choice, you have to get the best perfume. So that you can use this as your signature scent. Not all perfume reflect the person you are. Now not just that, the most confusing thing to choose the best perfume is that you become nose blind or in more real term you get olfactory fatigue. To better explain this, when we smell something for long, we get accustomed to it, or we cannot differentiate them so easily. That is the reason we have those coffee bean in all perfume shop. But to be honest coffee bean usually does not help that much. According to some researcher once the sensor in the brain gets the stimulus from scent it capture and try to memorize it. It can do this for 2-3 consecutive perfume, not after that. As the sensor get blocked with chemical it cannot switch so fast and it will be impossible for us to detect the next set of smell. So by any means your brain cannot smell the perfume you’re checking consecutively. So that is the reason we usually chose the perfume which we smell earlier or the one which we smelled later, not the middle one. Best thing to do deal with this dilemma is to shop for perfume for few several days, not just one day. The other way to deal with this take a sample for the perfume you liked, usually Sephora happily pack you the small perfume in little bottle for free. Use that, feel it judge it and see how your body is responding to this smell. As physiologist say that we smell different in different mood, so using perfume on all those mood, even change the smell of the perfume you are using it. So it’s really tricky to get yourself a real perfect perfume.

Very Common

Chemical Pathway that Does Olfactory Blindness

smelling chemistry
smelling chemistry

Simple tips to guide perfume-ing

Tips for shopping perfume
 
 
 
Shopping time
Always it stake time to shop perfume. Never rush to get the perfume.
 
 
Shop different days
Ideal situation is to shop for few days . Shop one day and try some, use different day to try another set.
 
 
Try for few days
Ask the store person to pack small aliqots of perfume and use it. See how effective they are reacting on you, your body and and personality
 
 
Shop without any scent
wear cloths that doesnot have any scent from before, like cream, laundry degertgent, or shaving cream, this can interfere your real perfume smell
 
 
Never do this
Most imporatnt advice never buy roller perfume. It may sound bit annoying, but the roller perfume usually doesn not have oil base, they are alcohol base . So they are less
 
expensive. This doesniot stay long on your body. May be upfront its not expensive, but if add fwew more dollar you will end up getting much high quality product.
not this
not this
use this as tester
use this as tester

Lost in the Sea of Perfume

beautiful magic potion
beautiful magic potion

A Handy Chart to guide your way in Perfume Shop

Best perfume to apply in the day party or day time for women

Flowery girls
 
 
perfume
ingredients
description
DiorJadore Eau de Partum
Comoro Islands ylang-ylang, Damascus rose, and sambac jasmine
Its one of the best perfume a women can own. Its like a bouquet of flower.
 
 
very sensuous and feminine
Marc Jacobs Fragrances Daisy
Strawberry, Violet Leaves, Jasmine, White Woods
Fresh and feminine, with a touch of playful innocence. The heart of Daisy is floral with vintage edge of violet. Sophisticated, with a touch of whimsy, violet captures the eclectic, timeless flavor of Marc Jacobs' groundbreaking feminine designs.
 
 
 
NESTCitrine
Lemon Blossom, Lotus Flower, Freesia, Dew Drop Accord, Precious Woods
Feel like fresh dew. Touch of soft lotus flower Inspired by the master piece creation by 18th Century British artist Mrs. Mary Delany, Laura Slatkin
 
 
 
Viktor & RolfFlowerbomb
Sambac Jasmine, Centifolia Rose, Cattleya Orchid, Ballerina Freesia, Patchouli.
Feel like explosion of flower in mild way. It has magical positive vibe, makes you feel more powerful and energetic

bold one is my personal favorite

Strong and Bold Perfume for Women

Strong and sensual women
 
 
perfume
ingredients
description
GucciGuilty
Geranium, Pink Pepper, Lilac, Peach, Amber, Patchouli.
its signifies the intimate, electric attractive power of female. It has a compound named geranium which is usually a components of male perfume. That actually breaks the traditional boundary of perfume and makes it more strong and powerful.
 
 
 
Chanel Chance
Hyacinth, Iris, Jasmine, Lemon, Patchouli, Pineapple, Pink Pepper, Vetiver, White Musk
It strong yet floral, can be wear at any time of the day. Has hints of citrus make it strong but neutral
 
 
 
CartierLa Panthre
Gardenia, Musk.
Its really captivating, sensual, mysteriously feminine, has a power to express feminist yet elegant way
 
 
 
PradaCANDY
White Musks, Benzoin, Caramel Accord
Its like a candy and spicy gourmet, more relevant to teenage girl. Bold and magnified by white musks, noble benzoin comes together with a modern caramel accord to give the fragrance a truly unique signature.
 
 
 
DiorHypnotic Poison
Bitter Almond, Caraway Spice, Sambac Jasmine, Cinnamon, Tuberose, Vanilla, Musk, Mosses, Jucarunda Wood.
Its like magnetic potion, audaciously feminine and strong, bewitching and hypnotic

All time Classic and Can be use at Any Ocassion

Best neutral and all time classic
 
 
perfume
ingredients
description
Tory BurchLove Relentlessly
Pink Pepper, Rose, Orris, Sandalwood
It has its own euphoric feeling. A sparkling mix of fiery pink pepper and patchouli is fused with dewy rose and addictive amber.
 
 
 
CHANELCOCO MADEMOISELLE Eau de Parfum
Sicilian oranges, Calabrian bergamot and Sicilian grapefruit
Elegant, luxurious, best ever selling perfume, no one can say no it. Every women's must have.
 
 
 
Ralph LaurenRomance
Sun goddess Rose, Marigold, Ginger, Chamomile Oil, Yellow Freesia, White Violet, Lotus Flower, Day Lily, Patchouli, Oakmoss, Musk.
timeless love story, invoke romantic mood at any time. Extravagant and sensual
 
 
 
DOLCE&GABBANALight Blue
Sicilian Citron, Bluebell, Granny Smith Apple, Jasmine Sambac, Bamboo, White Rose, Cedarwood, Amber, Musk.
A stunning perfume, overwhelming and irresistible like the joy of living. Splendid combination of granny smith apple and jasmine has unique vibrancy and attraction.

Men's All time Classic

Mens all time favorite
 
 
perfume
ingredients
description
CHANELBLEU DE CHANEL Eau de Toilette
Frankincense,�
�unexpectedly fresh, clean, profoundly sensual � a signature statement for every men, signifies his determination and desire
 
Ginger,�
 
 
New Caledonian Sandalwood,�
 
 
Amber wood
 
 
 
 
GivenchyGentlemen Only
Green Mandarin, Pink Pepper, Nutmeg, Birch Leaf, Cedarwood Texas, Heart Of Patchouli, Vetiver, Incense
Its natural aroma, refined elegance is a reflection of the times.�It express your inner virtues of being a gentleman: courtesy, elegance, and chivalry. It is modern yet timeless
 
 
 
Jimmy Choo Man Intense
citrus absolute, Tonka bean, Davana oil, black pepper
It has overtly masculine auora, confident, masculine and daring. It has refined sense for detail and a rebellious sense of humor.
 
 
 
ACQUA DI GI� ESSENZA
Cascalone, Paradisone.
It is really intense, and has deep sensual interpretation. Is has sparkling fresness and rejuvianting smell
 
 
 
Prada Luna Rossa Carbon
Heliotrope, ambroxan, Italian bergamot, lavender,
It has a seductive, masculine appeal, inspired by the blend of nature and chmeical, has unique blend canot ignore it
 
 
 
BVLGARIAQVA Pour Homme
Mandarin, Petit Grain, Santolina, Posidonia, Mineral Amber
neutral kind of perfume, has a medeterian freshness in it, can be used in any occasion
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

A Blend of Spicy Men's perfume

Spicy Men
 
 
perfume
ingredients
description
Pour Monsieur Chanel
Neroli, lemon, petit grain, cardamom
Very refined fragrance,Defined a personality of an elegant and intelligent man. unmistakably masculine presence, can be used in day and night.
 
 
 
Higher Energy Christian Dior
Rosemary,Cypress and Musk
This fragrance smells amazing, really charming youthfully, smell more atrrcating, when body temperature goes up, surely of high energy
 
 
 
Declaration By Cartier For Men
artemisia, caraway, coriander, birch, mandarin orange, bergamot, neroli
Its smells strong and passionate, mostly summer collection, but definitely has some smell which you love it or just hate it
 
 
 
Giorgio Armani Armani Code
Bergamot, Mandarin, Pink Peppercorns, Clary Sage, Orange
it's a very nice, classy oriental fougere with floral tones. it works equally nice for casual days out as it does the office
 
 
 
 
 
 
CreedOriginal Vetiver
Mysore sandalwood, vetiver, ambergris, Tonkin musk, White pepper, coriander, pinkberries
It is one of the nest selling perfume for men. Creed infuses all three parts of the vetiver plant: the earthy root, the verdant leaves, and the rich heart to freshen the blend. The result is a scent reminiscent of lingering summers, invigorating and vivacious

Nothing Can Stop You being Enigmatically Charming

But of course this dilemma will not limit you to be the best smelling person any one will ever remember. So choose the best one for yourself and be a Aphrodite.

Here is some compilation of the best perfume product available in the market. I am sure it will help you if you like to try some of the fragrance according to you own personality and choice.

One of the best way to keep yourself smell always fresh is using little oil and rub it into our elbow and shoulder.

Best for young girls, soft on skin, truly best deo you can get in market

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