FRAGRANCE NOTES. WHAT DOES IT MEAN?
Have you ever heard about base, heart or top notes? There are three basic categories, which are presented as a perfume pyramid.
HOW TO CHOOSE A PERFUME FOR YOURSELF
If you have been always wondering, how to recognise which notes your fragrance contains, this post is what you are looking for.
First, check your own perfume collection and test what you already have. What can you say about your fragrance? It is fresh, or maybe sweet and fruity, or floral. Then, check the fragrance pyramid and smell your scent again.
It’s ok if you can’t identify the notes at the beginnig. It takes time and requires lots of approaches. Choose something simple. For example, coffee or chocolate.
Another way, is to smell some raw materials and/or high concentated oils, for instance. Rose, Lavender, Mint, Bergamot, etc.
More you try different raw materials, oils, check the pyramide of your perfumes, easier it is will be to understand what was added into your favorite fragrance.
HOW TO CHOOSE A FACIAL MASK
Face masks are an excellent express treatment for your face. Sometimes a good quality mask can replace some professional facials. When it comes to choosing a mask, the main criteria should be your skin type. Mask types can be purifying, brightening, calming, hydrating, soothing, and anti-age. Purifying masks work better with acne-prone skin. They remove oils, clean the skin from bad bacteria, and help to heal blemishes. Try Oceanic Mask by AMI IYÖK. Moisturing masks are important for dry skin. Calming and soothing masks are great products for sensitive skin. Try Vitabrid Dual Soothing & Balancing Mask. You can use them at any age, but for mature skin, it is better to choose special care. They usually include a unique complex of highly effective ingredients that moisturizes, refreshes, strengthens, and regenerates the skin. For example Transformer Instant Renewal Mask.
OLFACTIVE STUDIO — CHAMBRE NOIRE
Mysterious and sensual Chambre Noire was presented in 2011 as a representation of French charm. This scent was created by perfumer Dorothée Piot and photographer Clémence René-Bazin. Dorothée is drawing inspiration from the great chefs. She says that they are the ones who dare to create gently contrasting combinations, that’s why she prefers to work with raw materials. Clémence as a photographer prefers to live the stories, not to cover them.Top Notes: SchinusHeart Notes: Jasmine, Papyrus, Violet, Incense, PruneBase Notes: Sandalwood, Patchouli, Musk, Vanilla, Leather
THE MOST EXPENSIVE PERFUME INGREDIENTS
Scents are immaterial, but some of them have quite a divine equivalent, they cost a lot, and sometimes indecently a lot of money.
Musk — 50 000 dollars per kgNatural musk is a leader among the most expensive components of perfumery. Now it is almost completely replaced by a synthetic analogue, which with the development of the chemical industry can be used in most perfume compositions without loss of quality and originality. But, in fact, musk is the secretion of the glands of deer of musk deer. Its popularity is due to the fact that it fixes the aroma well and makes it very persistent.
Amber 25 000 dollars per kgLike natural musk, natural ambergris played the role of a fixative in complex aromas. Now they have learned to synthesize it in the laboratory. But real ambergris is formed in the intestines of a sperm whale for digesting food, and then it is excreted from the body with other waste products. At first, the substance resembles a liquid, darkish mass, which gradually hardens in the sun. If you touch it and warm it with your hands, you can hear a surprisingly attractive, enchanting aroma.
Oud oil, 18 000 dollars per kg, treeWood oil (oud) is just a magical ingredient, from the point of view of all fans of exclusive perfumes. Perhaps, for a layman, the oud flavor at the first meeting will be too harsh and unusual. The most expensive tree in the world has been used to base a variety of incense for several centuries. Especially famous for the content of this component are the flavors created in Arab countries. In Japan and India, oud is also very much appreciated.
VINTERDOFTER FÖR HONOM
A fall fragrance is supposed to fill the area when the summer transitions to the autumn, and also when autumn transitions to winter.PERRIS MONTE CARLO — Ambre Gris. Very unusual fragrance for those who love mysterious scents. Main notes: Sandalwood, Cedarwood, Amber, Coumarin, Vanilla, Labdanum, Musk.CASAMORATI 1888. This scent was inspired by sensual images of Arabian nights. Main notes: Juniper, Lavender, Bergamot, Jasmine, Geranium, Amber, Patchouli, Vetiver.Bois 1920 Itruk is perfect for cold, windy weather. This oriental woody perfume shows itself as a warm and calm bouquet which is based on balsamic and spicy accords. Main notes: Lemon, Caraway, Black Pepper, Amber, Vanilla, Tonka Bean, Oudwood, and Incense.
The leaves are turning yellow and the air is crispy, which can only mean one thing: Fall is here! Cool weather means you can play around a little more with darker colors without worrying about it melting off by the end of the day. Let’s talk about 4 main Fall 2020 makeup trends! Extra liner. Models at fashion shows rocked smudgy liner this year. An intense liner is suitable for anyone who wants to add an edge to their style. A bright red lip. It’s a perfect fall color, especially for darker skin tones. Glowy skin. These season models appeared like they just applied a 10-step skincare routine. Fluffy Brows. Forget about overdrawn brows. Fall 2020 trends tell us to do softly brushed arches.