What woman does not dream of receiving a treasured box with a bottle of real perfume from France as a gift? Perhaps this has not yet been born. Why in our time, when the perfume industry is actively developing all over the world, real French perfumes remain out of competition? Let's try to figure out the reason.
A bit of history
The very first compositions containing essential oils appeared in Ancient Egypt. In the seventeenth century Grasse tanners made perfumed women's gloves that overpowered the smell of human skin. The invention was a huge success. This prompted craftsmen to create fragrances that can change the smell of the human body.
Smells and their effect on humans
A person can distinguish up to ten thousand smells. Perfumery aromas, thanks to the components included in them, cause a wide variety of sensations in a person - fun, peace, oppression, excitement. That is why the choice of perfume must be approached very carefully.
French perfumes are divided into several groups by smell. Check them out.
Mysterious and sweet fragrances contain amber, musk, patchouli, sandalwood, vanilla, vetiver and various floral scents. These bright and juicy fragrances give the image of sensuality. Famous examples of such compositions are "Samsara", "Loulou", "Opium pour homme", "Venezia", "Magie noire" and others.
The biggest group. They are dominated by essential oils of a wide variety of colors - roses, violets, lily of the valley, jasmine, iris, etc. This group includes "Anais Anais", "Tresor", "Fidji", "Magnetic", "Fahrenheit", "Climat » etc.
Chypre French perfume
Francois Coty created the first chypre fragrance in 1917. Such compositions are distinguished by exquisite freshness and slight bitterness. The addition of floral, citrus and woody notes creates a unique feeling of the forest. They include bergamot, sandalwood, oakmoss, jasmine, patchouli, rose. Well-known chypre fragrances - "Moments", "Beautiful", "Paloma Picasso".
French women's perfume with this smell contains various spices - coriander, cardamom, cinnamon, cloves, which can be combined with delicate floral notes of lavender and cloves, coumarin and bergamot. An example of such compositions is “Obsession”, “Ysatis”.
Fougere, or fern-like fragrances
French perfumes with these scentshave a fresh, slightly bitter smell. In combination with the aroma of moss, bergamot, coumarin, lavender are used to create men's perfumes. For example, the perfume "Drakkar Noir".
Such compositions are sparkling. They are created on the basis of various essential oils - lemon, orange, grapefruit, etc. Perfumers often add exquisite herbal, floral or woody notes to such compositions. The best floral perfumes can be considered "One", "Kenzo", "Dune pour homme".
If you are planning a trip to Paris, be sure to buy French cosmetics or French perfume. The price for them is much lower than in Russia. Today, the average price of French fragrances in our country ranges from 1,000 to 12,000 rubles. But there are also more expensive ones. For example, perfumes from the perfume house Clive Christian, which are produced no more than 1000 copies a year, cost $2350. They can be purchased at the company's company store in Moscow. In addition, you can be sure that you get the original flavor. It is no secret that today in our country you can easily buy French perfumes, but quite often you can buy only a cheap fake instead of the original. It makes sense to buy collectible, unusual and exclusive perfumes in Paris. If you do not have such an opportunity, but you really want to buy real French perfumes, do it in large branded perfume stores that represent well-known brands. Now there are many such outlets in our country.