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Beauty Book : Beauty Book 2010
FRAGRANCE 119 Floral Florals remain the most popular fragrance family. Their repertoire is vast, ranging from the essence of one single beautiful flower to a complex mixed bouquet. Headspace technology has given perfumers the opportunity to break down barriers by allowing them to identify and clone the scent of blooms from which no oil can be extracted by traditional methods. Each year, unusual notes are found, revitalising the traditional floral theme. In Bloom by Reese Witherspoon Floral Musk The combination of aldehydes and delicate flowers creates a family of soft, often powdery, abstract florals. Aldehydes are found naturally in rose and citrus oils, but in such minute amounts that they have to be re-created in the laboratory. Their stand-alone scent is naturally not pleasant, but add them to flowers and their subtle magic makes the florals sing. The top notes are suppressed by the powdery accents of iris and vanilla to create a fragrance that is both soft and flowery. Night Magic Floral Oriental Incense adds sensual overtones to fragrant flowers, spices and amber to create a softer style of Oriental. The base notes of a modern Floral Oriental are not as sweet or heavy as a true Oriental and the result - a mixture of flowers and spices - is distinctly softer. Far Away Woody Oriental The combination of rich Oriental notes and the potent scents of patchouli and sandalwood produce some of the most original perfumes of the 1990's. This family emphasises the woody character of Floral Orientals. The main difference is that their flowers and spices are not as dominating as the Sandalwood or Patchouli notes. The Oriental characteristics are more noticeable, and balance the deep woody notes. Little Black Dress Mossy Wood or Chypre ('Sheep-ra') Forest notes of Oakmoss, woods and citrus are called 'Chypres' by perfumers. Chypre is the French name for the island of Cyprus, birthplace of Venus, the goddess of love. From Cyprus, too, comes the Oakmoss that is at the heart of all Chypre fragrances. Imari Oriental Orientals are the rich, sensuous, exotic queens of perfumery, with smoky combinations of musk, amber, exotic blossoms and spicy ingredients. Sensual, often heavy blends of oriental resins, opulent flowers, sweet vanilla and musks, are introduced by refreshing citrus, green or fruity top notes. Imari Seduction