Aftershave is a men’s toiletry product that could be classified as a cosmetic or a fragrance. it comes in the form of a lotion, a gel, or a balm. after shaving, men apply it for one or more of a f...
An aldehyde is a highly-reactive chemical compound made by oxidizing different alcohols to make resins and organic acids.
Aldehydic comes from the greek phrase “anointing oil”. in perfumery, it refers to a certain fatty fragrance, and can be found in perfumes such as chanel no 5.
Animalic is a term used to describe what would be a bad odor on its own, like a faecal smell. but perfumers have found that, in very small dilutions, and in clever combinations with other ingredie...
|apocrine sweat glands|
Apocrine sweat glands are those that give you your unique sexual and body scent. it can interfere with or influence the fragrance in perfumes you wear.
Aromachology is a fairly new science – one of the new alternative therapies. it’s associated with fragrances and their psychological benefits and/or effects. it was developed by annette green, a m...
- Aromatherapy is a term created by r.m. gattefosse, a french chemist. it’s the art and science, although not a medically-approved one, of using aromatic substances, usually essential oils, to c...
- Aromatic, in perfumery, refers to the rich scents of balsamic notes.
- Ароматический (об углеводородах)
- Derived from, or characterized by, the presence of the benzene ring....
- Balsam is a sticky resin that leaks out of trees when they’re cut. it’s used in perfume to create a woody scent.
- A mixture of resin and oil, used to rub on sore joints or to put in ...
Balsamic notes are found in some perfumes. they have a warm scent, and are popular in the oriental group of fragrances, like shalimar, opium and obsession.
Camphoraceous refers to a eucalyptus-like fragrance that’s found in the scent of certain herbs, like rosemary and lavandin.
Carrier oil is just what it sounds like – an oil base that carries essential oils. basically, they’re mixed together to make massage oils and skin care products. some examples are apricot kernel, ...
Chypre is an ancient perfume, originally combining fresh citrus notes with oakmoss and some animalic notes. about 100 years ago, coty made a chypre perfume, which has been currently followed up wi...
Citrus notes are fresh scents, similar to the smell of fresh oranges, lemons, grapefruit, bergamot and pomello.
Cloying is a term used to describe a fragrance that’s sickly sweet and unpleasantly clinging.
Cologne is a city in germany where the very first modern perfume, as we now know it, was produced. that was about 300 years ago, and it was called eau de cologne – a perfume made basically from ci... г. кёльн (фрг);
d; dfsr; difusor;
- A diffuser is an aromatherapy device that gently dispenses essential oils into the air.
- A device used to reduce the velocity and increasing the static pressure of a fluid passing th...
Dry down is what perfumers refer to as the final phase of a fragrance. it’s sometimes referred to as the bottom line or bottom note – the character of the fragrance that remains a few hours after ...
|eau de cologne (edc)|
Eau de cologne is the term used today to refer to a perfume solution with around a 3% compound in an oil and water base. it’s the lightest of perfumes and, therefore the least expensive.
|eau de parfum (edp)|
Eau de parfum is a perfume solution with a 10-15% compound.
|eau de toilette (edt)|
Eau de toilette is a perfume solution with a 3-8% compound in an oil and water base.
- Essential oils are the concentrated essences that are the product of the distillation or expression of plants, including flowers, leaves, wood and grass.
- A medicinal or fragrant oil...
Evanescent is a word used to describe a fragrance that disappears quickly.
- A fixative is an ingredient added to perfume to make it last longer, similar to a preservative.
- A chemical used in the preparation of samples on slides
Forest blend perfumes have earthy, woodsy, natural notes.
Fragrance is often used interchangeably with perfume, but they’re not quite the same thing – fragrance is the scent of the perfume; perfume is the product itself.
Fungal is used to describe a fragrance that has notes of mushrooms, fungus, or mould, like oakmoss.
- Gums are the resins that are extracted from the bark, branches and leaves of trees.
Harmonious is a word used by perfumers to describe a fragrance that’s well mixed and well balanced.
Heady fragrances make you feel light-headed, exhilarated or stimulated.
The middle notes are the fragrances that make up the main theme or the heart of a perfume. they usually appear about 10-20 minutes after the perfume is applied.
Mossy refers to fragrances that have earthy notes, like the forest floor. моховой;
Muguet is the french word for lily of the valley, one of the most popular florals used in perfumery.
- Narcotic is the term used to describe the fragrance of some floral notes, said to be intoxicating.
- A pain-relieving drug which makes someone sleep or become unconscious the doctor...
Perfumer is a multi-use word, used to describe a person who either creates, mixes, or sells perfume. profunziere;
Powdery is a word used to describe a fragrance produced by a combination of a heavy, sweet or woody note with a citrus, fruit or light green note.
Resinoids are extracts from gums or resins that are used as fixatives in perfumes.
Substantivity refers to how long a fragrance lasts on a particular surface, and how it’s affected by temperature, humidity, and other such conditions.
The top note of a perfume is the fragrance that you initially smell. top notes are usually light, citrus notes.