Everything you ever wanted to know about scents but were too afraid to ask
We often hear people talk about scents, about signature fragrances, about notes that bring back memories and as some might feel the sudden urge to embark in the search of a great perfume without the basic notions, rather blindfolded and with the distinct intention to base the purchase on what feels like a delightful aroma at the time: but they ought to know there’s far more to the story to be told.
Behind cute bottles and fancy names, an entire amalgam of ingredients from extracts and oils to alcohol, preservatives and water fuse together only to provide us with a wide variety of fragrances, some unique, some tempting, some breathtaking and some plain irresistible. While it’s true that the world of perfumes is wrapped in a certain kind of magic, usually there’s a clear explanation lying behind its every (non) quality.
Read on for a break-down of everything you ought to know about scents before hunting down the right ones for yourself or for others.
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