Male fragrances are particularly known to give off an air of strength and manliness.
What a lot of people however don’t know is that their age hidden meanings behind the ingredients of male perfumes and decoding the meanings, can offer an insight into the type of person the man is.
Here’s a brief guide to understanding the meanings behind the fragrance’s men wear.
If a fragrance label includes accord, it simply means it is a cumulative scent of several perfumes that has been blended and balanced to create a unique smell.
Amber us a kind of ‘accord’ that contains vanilla, labdanum and balsams with tree bark resin origins and was originally developed to smell like ambergris.
It is a sweet and warm oriental fragrance that women can’t resist.
This is a base note that has a sweet, earthy smell similar to tobacco. It’s natural form is very expensive because it is created from sperm whales crapping out inedible cuttlefish bones that is allowed to oxidise in the sun before washing ashore.
This is perhaps the reason why the fragrance most times come in synthetic forms.
This animal-derived perfume includes ambergris, castoreum, musk and civet.
They are usually disgusting in their pure concentrations but can provide sensual edges when diluted and added to fragrances.
This one is created by mixing an ocean or citrus note to an aromatic base accord to create a clean, fresh and modern scent.
A number of unisex fragrances incorporate the aquatic ingredient.
They ate perhaps the heaviest ingredient and they help to enhance the scent of other ingredients, thus making them last longer.
This is a type of oil that gives off some sort of citrus smell when put in fragrances. Bergamot is obtained from a specie of bitter orange and has an interesting smell.
Citrus come in an array of fruit types including Bergamot, lemon, orange, tangerine and grapefruit and they are used to create fresh and light scents that can be spicy or aromatic.
You may feel disgusted and want to stay off fragrances with civet after reading this. Civet is a type of cream that is obtained from the anal glands of civet cats as a way of getting an “animalic” smelling perfume.
The good part of this however, is that most civet are created synthetically.
The concentration as written on your perfume bottle refers to the concentration of the ingredients, especially the oil, in alcohol which can help determine the potency and longevity of a fragrance.
A concentration of 2 to 5 per cent dilution is used for Eau de Cologne, Eau de Toilette has 5 to 20 per cent , Eau de Parfum clocks in with 10 to 30 per cent and fragrances, with concentration of 20 to 40 per cent.
This fragrance is one that is derived from the aroma of flowers and is usually used in making women perfumes. They are however gradually being used in unisex perfumes.
The term ‘leather’ is used to describe a lot of male Eau de Parfum as different perfumery made effort to produce scents that had a masculine touch.
The ingredients of these perfumes include wood, wood tar, honey and tobacco.
Oriental describes fragrances that contain substances such as spices, exotic woods, resin, amber and tobacco. They are expertly sophisticated and meant for the classy and highbrow.
This is the first smell of a fragrance that you perceive when a perfume is applied on the skin and it will usually last between 15 minutes to 2 hours.
The ingredients that ate mostly distinctly smelled in the top note are fruit, powder, citrus and florals.
Woody is used to describe fragrances that have a warm and opulent feel. The base of the perfume usually includes citrus, aromatic notes, vetiver sandalwood and patchouli.