You must be wondered how perfume was discovered. How someone extracts scent from living objects and put into bottles? Perfume derived from a Latin word “per fumume” and its history goes way back to Egypt. Persians were famous for making perfume too. Indians also were known for perfume making and they have their own ways to make it. This would be a strange fact that the discovery of perfume is made by a women named Tapputi from Mesopotamia.
This art was transferred from one nation to other and it came to the hands of Europeans who gave the true meaning of perfume from Hungarians. The scent that we use today is the working of Europeans. The today form or modern form of perfume has essential oil and alcohol solution. In 1300 the first bottle of perfume was made and it was called as Hungry Water.
This knowledge then went to France who gave a new shape and told the world that it can be packed in bottles and used in daily life as fragrance.
The first official form of perfume came in the market in 16th century by the French people. That time it was only used by the rich and famous people of that time. No one can imagine using or can afford to use it.
Since ancient times, fragrance has captivated not only the senses but imaginations too. Once the preserve of the elite, perfume has been gradually democratized .Since that time the market has dealt with an arrival of not only the designer fragrances that were so popular in the eighties and nineties, but the big sell of this millennium the “celebrity fragrance”. As the shelves of beauty halls across the land groan under the weight of these populist offerings, logic or market forces dictates that unique fragrances are feeling the squeeze.
While that may be true, there is something of a revival happening, although the experience of a custom blend is one that few can stretch to, a small group of fragrance makers are successfully carving out a niche for themselves, and their products.
Different fragrances, different compositions, different scents, are now in the market. You must be still feeling a bit lost in the world of fragrances. There are differences among, a signature scent, a celebrity scent and a designer scent.
A signature scent is a scent by which someone is recognized. It captures the total essence of the person wearing it and, just like fashion, is a way of showing your personality. When selecting your signature scent, you should think carefully about whom you are and what aspects of your personality you would like to put forward. You should never make a decision based on fragrance notes or ingredients. The emotion and what you personally feel when you wear a particular scent is what makes it signature.
Celebrity scents are generated by media personalities relatively than fragrance houses. These types of scents are used by celebrities as self-promotion to associate their name with a signature scent. This relationship is usually the selling point and has become a key factor in the success of many fragrances. This is why you would find that many fragrance houses are so keen on celebrity endorsements. It not only promotes the celebrity, but the brand.
Designer scents are created by and linked to fashion houses or designers. They are released by huge fashion brands in great quantities and very broad supply. These types of scents are usually made with higher quality ingredients and tend to be more expensive. Designer fragrances stay relevant and keep prominent in the overly saturated fragrance market. They do, however, lack exceptionality due to their huge popularity.