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Beauty Book : Beauty Book 2010
118 FRAGRANCE A great perfume is somewhat like a musical symphony, made up of many notes that appear individually, and gradually unite to become a magnificent aromatic masterpiece. The first impressions you get from a fragrance are the top notes or head notes. These evaporate into the air as soon as you apply the fragrance. The mid notes or heart notes will then begin to appear as the top notes start to fade with the warmth of your skin. Several minutes later you will be rewarded with the base notes, which add depth and bring richness into the fragrance. Once all the notes have worked their magic you will have a complete long-term impression of the fragrance. U A great way to extend the life of your fragrance is to create layers. Simply put, that means to apply it in layers in its different forms (shower gel, moisturiser, EDT, etc). You can apply all of the fragrance forms or a combination of them, depending on the occasion or how heavy you want your fragrance application to be. Lather up with a layer of your favourite fragrance in a scented shower gel. Roll on some extra scent with the matching roll-on deodorant. Dust on a light layer of body powder. Refresh your fragrance throughout the day with a purse concentrate. Slip one into your bag and apply it to key pulse points to renew your fragrance. Lavish your body with fragranced lotion. Spritz a light mist of fragranced body spray from top to toe to envelop your body in a fine veil of fragrance. For a scent-sational lasting impression, finish with an application of the actual fragrance itself. Fragrance comes in different concentrations or forms, which are determined by the amount of oil and alcohol they contain. The richer and longer lasting a fragrance, the more oil and less alcohol it contains. (That's why fragrances last longer on oilier skin than they do on dry skin.) The more highly concentrated a fragrance, the more expensive it is too. One of the most popular concentrations is Eau de Parfum, which is fairly high in perfume oil and will always give you a long-lasting fragrance, although it does not carry the hefty price tag of pure Parfum. Then there is Eau de Toilette, which is less concentrated in oil than Eau de Parfum and if you want the lightest form of fragrance, which contains the least oil and the most alcohol and therefore does not give a long-lasting application, consider Cologne. However Cologne is very refreshing and can be sprayed or splashed all over the body.