Do per­fumes smell dif­fer­ent over time?

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‘No,” says Aditya. “Per­fumes are mix­tures of dif­fer­ent es­sen­tial oils, al­co­hol and other base el­e­ments which give each one of them a dis­tinct scent. Once pro­duced and packed, they smell the same al­ways.”

There are am­ple va­ri­eties of per­fumes. The flo­ral col­lec­tion merges jas­mine, rose, lily and gar­de­nia. The spicy set fea­tures aro­mas such as car­na­tion, clove, cin­na­mon and nut­meg. The woody se­ries is char­ac­ter­ized by the whiffs of ve­tiver ( khus khus), san­dal­wood and cedar­wood. The mossy clus­ter is lead by an aroma of oak moss. The ori­en­tal per­fumes com­bine sweet smells as vanilla or bal­sam, gen­er­ally height­ened by musk or civet. The herbal scents com­prise clover and sweet grass. And then there is leather–to­bacco group, con­tain­ing smells of leather, to­bacco and the smok­i­ness of birch tar. Colognes in­tended for men are largely cat­e­go­rized as cit­rus, spice, leather, laven­der, fern and wood.

Have a keen ol­fac­tory sense? Then you can vie for the po­si­tion of ‘Nose’ in the world of per­fumery. But for that you must be able to dif­fer­en­ti­ate be­tween the var­i­ous fra­grances from among 100 in­gre­di­ents, be able to tell the dif­fer­ence be­tween oils of the same species of the plants cul­ti­vated in dif­fer­ent coun­tries.

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