Do perfumes smell different over time?
‘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.