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20 fragrance facts you never knew
1. Women have a stronger sense of smell than men – thanks to the
female brain having up to 50% more olfactory sensors. So the next
time your man sniffs your new perfume and says he can’t smell
anything, don’t blame the poor guy.
2. Good scents make you happy. In many scent experiments, it was
discovered that smelling a fragrance you know and perceive as
pleasant could have significantly positive effects on your mood.
The universally sweet scent of vanilla has been accepted as the
‘standard’ happy fragrance most people respond to. For a dose of
vanilla cheer, start your day with a Caress Daily Silk shower.
3. Everyone has a unique smell-print. Like thumbprints, our
sniffing abilities are exclusive. In fact, due to scent blind
spots, there are specific odours you just can’t detect. Now you
know why your best friend’s new floral perfume just smells
saccharine sweet to you.
4.The one scent that smells the same to everyone: citralya, a
citrus smell used in perfume.
5. You actually smell with your brain, not your nose. Sure, your
nose detects scent molecules, but it’s your brain that actually
6. The word perfume comes from the Latin words ‘per fume’ which
means ‘through smoke’, which makes a lot of sense seeing as the
earliest ones were incense-based, and were primarily crafted from
spices and herbs such as coriander and frankincense.
7. 10,000 – the number of different odors we can distinguish.
8. The formula of perfume hasn’t changed in centuries.Made up
mainly of alcohol and water – with the same type and purity used in
beverages – the composition of fragrance has remained the same save
for different essential oils used.
9. Your sense of smell gets bored quickly and easily.Have you ever
entered a bakery or a florist and gotten overwhelmed with the
intriguing aromas, only to not smell anything by the time you’re
checking out? “After two breaths, the receptors in your nose sort
of switch off,” says Pamela Dalton, a psychologist at Monell
Chemical Senses Center who has been studying the phenomenon of
nose-blindness for more than 20 years. “The intensity of the smell
fades because your brain has perceived the scent as nonthreatening,
which means it has no need to pay attention to it.”
10. Scent evokes memories – however, unlike memories created by
your other senses, a study conducted by New York Academy of
Sciences discovered that all your scent memories are formed within
the first ten years of your life.
11. You can actually smell fear:experiments have shown that through
chemical signals produced in sweat, you can detect certain
emotions. If it’s your significant other, you can even smell
12.Iconic perfumer Jean Carles (1892 – 1966) had no sense of smell.
Towards his later years, the industry legend lost his olfaction.
However, in a truly inspiring turn, he created some of the most
successful fragrances in the world simply by remembering the smell
of notes and molecules.
13. The same perfume can smell differently on different people.
Perfumers say that your body chemistry ‘pushes’ certain notes in
the fragrance more strongly, thanks to genetics or your diet.
14. You can only test three scents at a go. After that magic
number, your senses wouldn’t be able to pick up or differentiate
between fragrance complexities. Before you resume sniffing, take a
walk around outdoors or smell some coffee beans – they cleanse your
15. Spraying your perfume on your hair holds it better. Due to your
scalp’s natural oiliness, it is a great carrier for perfume. Your
fragrance not only lasts longer - because it’s always in motion, it
gets diffused easier as well.
16. Celebrity perfumes and lower end designer scents tend to smell
sweeter. Nope, it’s not that sweet-smelling ingredients are
cheaper, but rather because these scents are marketed at younger
people who tend to have a smaller budget. Younger people,
especially teenagers, have a poorer sense of smell, so these
sweeter scents appeal more to them than they would for a more
17. Fragrance ingredients are tested to the same standards of
consumer goods like food.
18. Perfumers have to identify at least 250 scents for their first
test. Known as Noses, these people have the most coveted job of
designing scents. Of course, they have to be really skilled to
differentiate between upwards of 250 scents before they qualify,
which explains why there are only fifty of them in the world.
19. Colognes have a different PH level. There’s a reason why men
have their own scents: their skin is much more acidic as compared
to ours. PH levels on the skin causes scents to rest and smell
differently from person to person, which is why colognes have their
levels tailored for the acidity on men’s skin.
20. Your sense of smell is like a muscle – the more you sniff, the
stronger and more discerning it becomes.