By far the most popular type of perfume, the floral fragrances is a romantic, light and slightly sweet scent. These fabulous perfumes are a blend of flowers such as the rose, voilet, lily, jasmine and lavender. Most mens floral scents have orange blossom at their heart, giving an alluring tone.
As their name suggests the oriental perfumes originate from the more exotic parts of the world. Made from spices such as pepper, cloves, cinnamon and vanilla, these fragrances are warm and sensual. There is also a certain depth to this scent that is quite popular with the more adventurous.
Largely favoured by men, the woody perfumes often have light top notes with a muskier heart. Made from sandalwood, patchouli and oakmoss, these warm, dry and musky notes provide an air of sophistication and mystery to all who wear them. Women prefer the woody notes for evenings.
The amount of solvent mixed with the perfume oils determines how strong your fragrance is.
Fragrances are commonly borken up into three kinds of notes. Top, middle/heart and base.
Citruses, powdery scents and light florals
The initial, lighter smell of the fragrances which lasts around 8-15 minutes.
The main elements of the fragrance, these notes develop after the top notes clears, usually around 30 minutes after being sprayed. Heart notes most often include heavier floral scents.
Bold smokey woods and leathery scents
The last to develop and helps fix the fragrance to the skin. This is where you will smell the bolder notes of the scent, such as smokes and leathers which become more noticeable when the fragrance has been on the skin for a while.