2. What is a Perfume ?
■ Perfumes is a mixture of fragrant essential oils or aromatic compounds , fixatives
and solvents used to give the human body , animal , food objects , and living
spaces a pleasant scent .
■ It is usually a liquid form and used to give a pleasant scent to a person’s body.
■ The word “ Perfume” comes from the latin word “ PER FUME” which means
■ Fragrances are among the oldest cosmetic products
3. Basic concept of using Perfumes
■ When we inhale the odorant molecules of a perfume , it not only creates the
sensation of odour , but also creates emotions and experiences associated with
it . For example , we focus on the pleasant childhood memories associated with
the smell of vanilla .
■ Another reason behind perfume use is to increase ones attractiveness in the
eyes of other people .
■ Enjoy the wafting fragrance of a well
perfumed person passing by the
■ Smell more pleasing.
■ Chemicals may irritate others.
■ Contact dermatitis, an allergic
reaction in the skin can occur.
■ Some VOCs (formaldehyde,
ethanol, d-limonene) may cause
eye, nose, throat irritation.
■ DEP(diethylphthalate) is an irritant
and suspected hormone disrupter
that is absorbed through the skin.