With hundreds of brands out there and thousands of fragrance in the market, it is hard to choose which one is the best fragrance for you. Of course there will always be a market for the new fragrances but don't ever write off the old favorites. Just think back for a moment, perfumes like CK-One, Fire and Ice, Van der Bilt, Jean Paul Gaulthier and Red Door will always have a place in the market. And so do Elvis.
Most professional perfumers prefer to use synthetic or man made fixative agents in their blends. These types of fixation methods have more products available that can be used to effectively fix a perfume without significantly altering its original scent prior to the fixatives being added.
Floral: Florals remain the most popular fragrance family. They range from the scent of a single flower to complex combinations of invigorating mixed bouquets. Headspace technology has given perfumers an flood of exciting new floral notes: allowing the perfumers to identify and clone the scent of blooms from which no oil can be extracted by traditional methods.
It was 1972 when Perfumers Workshop launched Tea Rose perfume, a refined spicy and floral fragrance that became an instant classic. A sexy, feminine fragrance, Tea Rose blends bergamot, rose and lily with a rich heart of tuberose, jasmine and cedar. It's well-rounded by a base of amber, beautiful rosewood and sandalwood.
The fragrance that is similar to eau de cologne is eau fraiche. It has a lower concentration of fragrance of 1% to 3%. This scent will also last up to around 2 hours and a lot more needs to be applied. While eau fraiche has a low fragrance concentration, it has a little alcohol and the balance of water.
Fuel for Life by Diesel launched in 2007 created by Annick Menardo and Jacques Cavallier. This fragrance is considered to be an energetic powdery scent. With top notes of anise and grapefruit,middle notes of raspberry, notes of heliotrope and dry woods. It is recommended for any occasion.
Givenchy Pour Homme cologne is a fairly new creation by Givenchy and was introduced in 2002. Givenchy Pour Homme is light and cool, as well as sensual, long lasting, warm, and addictive. The scent is woody and fresh with green herbs, balms and spices. The citrus top notes are still noticeable but it dries down to a spicy base that has reasonable lasting power. Givenchy Pour Homme cologne contains the following notes: TOP NOTES: Cool Grapefruit, Mandarin, Violet, MIDDLE NOTES: Lush Fruits, Exotic Spices, Floral Notes, BASE NOTES: Warm Woods, Vetiver.
The raw materials used for fixation in perfumes can be of natural or synthetic nature. Scented or unscented, with nature identical, nature similar or non nature like characters. Ultimately, their purpose is that they are non-volatile enough to help that perfume blend develop and retain its full intensity for long periods.
Leaded gasoline and paint, and cigarettes, for example, were assumed to be safe for years. In fact, when it was first proposed that smokers not be allowed to smoke in public places, many people fought this based on individual rights. Many years later, however, most people now accept the fact that they do not have the right to harm other people's health by smoking nearby in public places. It took years for this to be accepted, and it probably will take many more years for people to accept the fact that synthetic fragrance use in public places is also a health hazard and should be banned.