Perfume a mixture of fragrant essential oils or aroma compounds, fixatives and solvents used to give the human body, animals, objects, and living spaces "a pleasant scent.
The are an essential item in every wpman's handbag or closet. Even men need to have their own perfumes/colognes. Perfumes give the weasrer a sense of confidence in knowing that you are smelling and feeling fresh. There are many different perfumes, colognes, body splashes, sprays and deoderants that both men and women can use dail or for that special occassion if the scent was an expensive on or it was a gift.
There are perfumes for men and women only while some can be used by both.
Wear a perfume that is not too strong or overpowering that it causes any living thing to pass out when in contact with you. For the office something mild would do as compared to when you are going out for a dance or party with your friends.
Perfume is described in a musical metaphor as having three sets of notes, making the harmonious scent accord. The notes unfold over time, with the immediate impression of the top note leading to the deeper middle notes, and the base notes gradually appearing as the final stage. These notes are created carefully with knowledge of the evaporation process of the perfume.
- Top notes: The scents that are perceived immediately on application of a perfume. Top notes consist of small, light molecules that evaporate quickly. They form a person's initial impression of a perfume and thus are very important in the selling of a perfume. Also called the head notes.
- Middle notes: The scent of a perfume that emerges just prior to when the top notes dissipate. The middle note compounds form the "heart" or main body of a perfume and act to mask the often unpleasant initial impression of base notes, which become more pleasant with time. They are also called the heart notes.
- Base notes: The scent of a perfume that appears close to the departure of the middle notes. The base and middle notes together are the main theme of a perfume. Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume. Compounds of this class of scents are typically rich and "deep" and are usually not perceived until 30 minutes after application.
According to http://www.theperfumeshop.com/ the following are the top 10 women's perfumes...though high end since they are designer perfumes, ensure you have your own personal scent that goes with your personality and sometimes mood.