An Introduction To Perfumes And Colognes

The word perfume is from a Latin phrase meaning “through smoke” and was thought to have been invented by the ancient Egyptians who burned fragrant woods and plants for their pleasant odors. Over the years perfume has been used, refined and enhanced by every major civilization and today perfume as we know it is a very big business. Today’s modern perfume has three main components: The scent – Virtually anything natural or synthetic that has an odor can be used in the making of perfume. Typically scents are made from flowers, citrus, spices, woods and sometimes even leather. The fixative – These ingredients act to stabilize the aromatic compound and help to make the scent last longer. The solvent – …

Aftershaves Have a New Face These Days

Ever wonder why so many men choose to have beards rather than go through the process of daily shaving? One reason leaps immediately to mind, the discomfort of shaving and the drying nature of many aftershaves leave men completely disinclined to endure the entire process. The good news is that there are many newer products on the market today that offer more comfort even during the after shaving process. There are new products in the forms of gels, crèmes, and lotions that promise comfort and relief from shaving while acting as moisturizes so your skin isn’t dried out as a result of the process. So ladies, if your man’s whiskers are becoming problematic, then you might suggest one of the …

History of perfume

What is Perfume? People have been using perfumes for pretty much all of recorded history. While hygiene standards have varied over the centuries (Queen Isabella of Spain, the 1400s, boasts that she’d only had 2 baths in her entire life), people have always wanted to smell good. And they’ve turned to perfume. So what exactly is perfume? Have people always understood it to be scented liquids in little glass bottles, as we know it today? Well, oddly enough, some of the earliest perfumes were kept in little glass bottles…. As the French say, the more things change, the more things stay the same. So let’s look at perfume through the ages, and see what we find. We see perfume now …