Thursday, July 28, 2011

A Brief Description of Perfume

Are you not sure what the true description of a perfume is? Alison Kontur of has an entry on her blog DIY Workshop titled, Perfume: A Brief Description which explains what a perfume actually is and the differences between an extract, Eau de Parfum (EdP), Parfum de Toilette (PdT), Eau de Toilette, Eau de Cologne (EdC) and Body Splash and After Shave.

According to Alison, perfume is a mixture of fragrant essential oils, aroma compounds, fixatives and solvents used to give the human body and/or living spaces a "pleasant" smell.Perfume oils are often diluted with a solvent, though this is not always the case. The most common solvent for perfume oil dilution is ethanol or a mixture of ethanol with water. Perfume oil can also be diluted by means of neutral-smelling fixed oils such as fractionated coconut oil or liquid waxes such as jojoba oil. Perfume types reflect the concentration of aromatic compounds in a solvent.

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