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Crafting Perfumes & Aromatherapy Fragrances Using the Mensing Rosette Color Wheel

Crafting Perfumes & Aromatherapy Fragrances Using the Mensing Rosette Color Wheel

The Mensing color wheel is a combination of colors in which potential customers are asked to choose what color combinations are their “most favorite” or “least favorite”. By observation of the color combinations “not liked” chosen by the customer the aromatherapist or perfumer will not use certain fragrances such as “spicy”, “woodsy”, “floral” etc. to craft a desirable fragrance product. The “dislike color factor” eliminates 85% of fragrances used in crafting potpourris, soaps, bath salts, perfumes because the color not liked coincide with fragrances not liked.

Once the “not liked” fragrances are determined then the aromatherapist or perfumer can look at the color combinations chosen as “most liked” and begin crafting desirable fragrances by layering the fragrance combinations for the most desirable scents the customer has shown they will enjoy.

The basic knowledge of fragrances liked and disliked allows multiple products to be developed for the customer depending on the time of day, activity, and other personal factors. Soaps might have higher concentrations of a “fruity” fragrance since that fragrance is stimulating to the customer and the soap is used in the morning shower. The aromatherapist will layer the soap with a higher concentration of the fruity fragrances and use those as the “top notes” of the soap. “Top note” meaning the essential oils released first as the product is used. Essential oil is the oil derived from the herb not to be confused with fragrance oils which are generally oil based synthetic products.

If the customer applies a facial cream or oil then the aromatherapist would layer this product using less fruity fragrance and more “floral” as that is released slower during the day but must last longer since the cream is to last for hours.

It’s the combination of desirable oils in specific products that can enhance the customers’ lifestyle through fragrances most appealing to the customer.

Bob Johnson is founder of HerbFest. http://www.herbfest.net, and former Board member of the International Herb Association.

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The Fragrance Wheel of Women?s fragrances Melbourne

The Fragrance Wheel of Women?s fragrances Melbourne

Now widely used in the fragrance industry and in retail stores is a relatively new classification method is the fragrance wheel. Michael Edwards created the fragrance wheel in 1983 who is a perfume industry consultant and who has also designed his own fragrance classifications, which was created to simplify the relationship between the individual classes of perfumes and their classification. For example the five standard classifications are oriental, fougere, floral, fresh and woody. Fresh for instance is an oceanic fragrance as well as citrus fragrances. The floral, woody, oriental and fougere are the more classic type fragrances. Each classification is divided into sub groups which make up the fragrance wheel.

For decades plants have been utilized in the perfumery industry in the form of aroma compounds and essential oils, and plant is by far the major source of perfumery when it comes to womens fragrances Melbourne and usually there aromatics are secondary metabolites from plant extracts. Plants offer more than one aromatic source, as the coriander seeds and aerial portions for instance have completely different fragrances from one another. For instance petit grain, orange and Neroli oils are made from the juice, blossoms and orange leaves. Cascarilla and cinnamon are commonly used bark in fragrances and perfumes. The most common source of aromatics in perfumes is blossoms and flowers which are extracted from several different species of jasmine and rose, mimosa, scented geranium, citrus blossoms, narcissus, ambrette, ylang-ylang trees and tuberose. The buds of the clove are also commonly used as is vanilla seed pods and orchid seed pods. Fresh fruit extracts are not used in perfumes, and any perfumes that have fresh fruit fragrance notes are synthetic fragrances. Citrus perfumes and fragrances get their aromatics fro the rind of limes, oranges and lemons. Twigs and leaves such as violets, citrus leaves, lavender leaf, sage, rosemary and patchouli are frequently used for making perfume. Tomato leaves and hay bring a green fragrance to perfumes. Since antiquity resins have been used in perfumes. The resins used in perfumes include myrrh, gum benzoin, Peru balsam and frankincense.

Proportions of rhizomes and bulbs are used in perfumes and fragrances as well as seeds and woods. Woods in particular, such as agarwood, juniper, pine, cedar, birch, sandalwood and rosewood prove the most important notes to a good perfume. In addition animal’s fats are also used such as the fatty compounds from sperm whales known as ambergris. However, in spite of all the known ingredients used the actual formula has been kept a secret for centuries. The effect of the overall impression of a fragrance or a perfume will depend on where it is categorized on the perfume wheel.

George Lockwood is an author on the subject of beauty products. Also, he has a particular interest in womens fragrances Brisbane, fashion and style. On behalf of several web sites owners he spends most of his time writing contents for web publication in return.

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