Parfumes are one of the most difficult accessories to define
and to pin down , the reason being that they are such a personal
choice and have so many elusive qualities.
Even though perfumes are expensive (for both men and women), they
are well worth the money , as they can conjure up a host of feelings
and be a pleasant experience for both the wearer thereof, as well the
people close to the person wearing the perfume.
Perfume is thousands of years old
Word "perfume" comes from the Latin per fume
A mixture of fragrant essential oils and aroma
compounds, fixatives, and solvents used to give the
human body, objects, and living spaces a pleasant
The Egyptians were the first to incorporate perfume into
their culture followed by the ancient Chinese, Hindus,
Greeks, and Romans.
Perfume In Arab
• Perfume use in daily life
• Muslims used amber musk and
• Religious aspect
•Nowdays top brands often select
and create the best scents on the market.
They’re classy, unmistakable and will
sweep you, or the object of your affection,
off your feet.
Top 5 Best Perfumes 2014
5. Million by Paco Rabbane
4. The One by Dolce & Gabbana
3. Spicebomb by Viktor & Rolf
2. Tobacco Vanille by Tom Ford
1. Gucci Pour Homme By Gucci
5: Chanel No.
4. Gucci by Gucci
3. Pure poison from Dior
2. Donna Karan Cashmere
1. Forbidden Euphoria Calvin
• Some perfume ingredients are animal products. For example, castor
comes from beavers, musk from male deer, and ambergris from the
• Animal substances are often used as fixatives that enable perfume
to evaporate slowly and emit odors longer.
• Alcohol and sometimes water are used to dilute ingredients in
Calone - imparts a fresh ozonous
metallic marine scent
Linalool and coumarin -
synthesized from terpenes
MOST COMMON CHEMICALS IN THIRTY-ONE
FRAGRANCE PRODUCTS [BASED ON A] 1991
• 400 plant and 5 animal matters are
used for perfume making
• Then alcohol is mixed with the oils in
• Many oils are extracted usually from plants through the following
3. Solvent Extraction:
flowers in a
Addition of a
Oil of higher
• Feeling of elegance comes from perfumes. Perfumes and
fragrances are used to scent wide variety of body and bath
products such as cologne, deodorant, after shave lotions,
hair care products etc. But do you know that these
wonderful perfumes can be dangerous for you? Here are
some side effects and problems caused due to perfumes
Aggravate lung disease.
Affect the brain as well
Cause instant headaches, dizziness, nausea and mood swings.
Sinus, watery eyes, inability to focus mentally etc.
Absorbed by the skin and introduced into the blood stream.
NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS :
• They modify brain blood flow, alter blood pressure,
pulse, and mood and trigger migraine headaches.
• Musk ambrette, used for decades, was found to be
• Several common fragrances, when inhaled, have
potent sedative effects.
• CNS disorders also include Multiple Sclerosis,
Parkinson's Disease, Alzheimer's Disease.
• Fragrances are volatile compounds and are constantly released into
the air. The widespread use and vast number of fragranced
products cause extensive indoor and outdoor pollution.
• They are persistent and accumulate in different compartments of
• Donot use perfume oil internally
• If you have a highly sensitive skin,
please consult with a physician
• Before applying any perfume or
body oils to the skin, always test a
small area of skin for any adverse
• Use caution when using perfume
oil products that contain citrus
oils. They can irritate sensitive skin.
• People with high blood pressure should
avoid the more stimulating essential oils,
such as basil, rosemary and thyme.
• People with low blood pressure should
avoid the more sedating essential oils,
such as clary sage, ylang ylang and
• People with asthma should avoid using
• Keep perfume oil out of the reach of
pets and children.
• Aromatherapy—smelling oils and fragrances to cure physical and emotional
problems—is being revived to help balance hormonal and body energy. Smelling
sweet smells also affects one's mood and can be used as a form of
Like aromatherapy, more research is being conducted to synthesize human
perfume—that is, the body scents we produce to attract or repel other
humans. Humans, like other mammals, release pheromones to attract the
opposite sex. New perfumes are being created to duplicate the effect of
pheromones and stimulate sexual arousal receptors in the brain. Not only may
the perfumes of the future help people cover up "bad" smells, they could
improve their physical and emotional well-being as well as their sex lives.