The Guide for Your Perfume Discovery

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The International Fragrance Association believes that fragrances are more complex than just chemical mixtures that emit a certain smell, but rather are the fusion of science and art. At LaBelle Perfumes, they carry a variety of perfumes and colognes to highlight your inner self.

Fragrance for Cosmetic Use 

According to the Federal Drug Administration, fragrance-containing products that are externally applied to a person’s body with the intention of increasing attractiveness are considered cosmetics. These cosmetic fragrances include perfumes, cologne, and aftershave. The essence level is what defines these cosmetic fragrances:

  • Eau de cologne: This contains about 7% essence dissolved in 60% to 70% alcohol. Since it does not last long, it can be frequently applied to your skin to freshen up throughout the day. 
  • Eau de toilette: This can contain up to 10% essence. While the top notes are dominant, the scent can evaporate quickly. To maintain a fragrant smell, you may need to reapply a few times.
  • Eau de parfum: This can contain up to 20% essence. The middle notes can be detected, allowing the scent to last even when sprayed on clothes or hair. 
  • Perfume: This can contain up to 40% essence and is usually the most expensive of any fragrance. Only a tiny amount is needed to last the entire day. 

Whether you want an eau de cologne for everyday use or a perfume for special occasions, LaBelle Perfumes can meet your aromatic needs.

The Families of Fragrance

There are several fragrance families. Understanding the nuances of each family can guide you to your preferred scent.

The Amber Family 

Amber fragrances are characterized as blends of rich flowers, golden resins, and vanilla. Amber can further be categorized as the following:

  • Floral amber: Floral scents that are warmed with notes of spices, vanilla, and resin
  • Soft amber: Softly sensual blends that focus on sweet spices and resins
  • Woody amber: Spicy amber blends that are packed with strong woody tones of oud, sandalwood, and patchouli

The Woods Family 

Wood fragrances are characterized by blends of cedar, patchouli, vetiver, pine, and sandalwood. This family can be sub-categorized as:

  • Mossy woods: Smooth blends of the woody notes of oakmoss and patchouli with the warm and fresh scents of amber and citrus
  • Dry woods: Smoky woody blends scented with leather and tobacco notes 

The Fresh Family 

Fresh fragrances are typically characterized by citrus notes accented with green and herbal notes to make them refreshing to the senses. These fragrances can be further categorized:

  • Citrus: Blends of varying mixes of bergamot, mandarin, lemon,  lime, oranges, and grapefruit 
  • Water: Crisp blends of sea breeze or the ozonic note of post-thunderstorm air
  • Green: Invigorating blends of freshly-cut grass, cucumber, or violet 

The Fruity Family 

This blend of fragrances is the transition family between fresh and floral scents. These fragrance types are characterized by orchard fruits, berries, and a sprinkling of floral aromas.

The Floral Family 

These blends of fragrances can either highlight the scent of a single flower or be a symphony of many floral scents to create a rich, complex bouquet or a soft marriage of delicate flowers.

A World of Perfumes 

Once you discover the aromatic family and the fragrance intensity you prefer, you are ready to find your desired scent. Shop online at LaBelle Perfumes. They offer a plethora of fragrance brands at wholesale prices for businesses and customers alike.

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