Fondness for perfume fragrances is something that can never fade. When you apply perfume it stimulates a ‘feel good’ factor within the body. All well-groomed individuals, both male and female alike include perfume application as an essential part of their grooming itinerary. Ever wondered what goes into making of a perfume that its pleasing smell lingers for a long time on body skin and camouflages unpleasant body odors that might possibly emanate from an individual? Why do different bodies perceive fragrance of perfumes differently?
What goes into Blending of Perfume?
The making of perfumes comprises a combination of different raw materials such as essential oils called aroma oils, solvents and different natural or man-made glue-resembling substances. The extract of natural oils are taken from flowers, grasses, roots, wood, leaves, balsam etc. In certain cases natural oils are even obtained from animals such as deer musk and beavers. Solvent used usually include alcohol, water, and other petrochemicals. The word ‘perfume” owes its origins to the Latin language in which ‘per” means ‘through’ and ‘fume’ comes from ‘fumum’ which refers to smoke.
Perception Differences Based on Body Reaction
Different bodies perceive fragrance of perfumes differently. It is said that the olfactory senses work better in women compared to men. Again as one starts aging, the sense of smell starts to weaken. Application of perfume spray or roll-on penetrates through the body skin pores to react with the body hormones, body temperature, and body chemistry of the body. Hence the smell that emanates for an individual in a particular way may differ when applied on the skin of another individual using the same perfume. The diet intake that one follows also perceives the lingering fragrance of perfumes differently.