Perfume extracts are much more than just fragrances: they express intense emotions in a single bottle. For centuries, the art of perfume has played an essential role in our society, enabling individuals to express and affirm their personalities. Over time, the perfume industry has diversified to offer a range of concentrations and varieties to suit individual tastes and preferences. Among these variations, perfume extract stands out as an intense, captivating essence, evoking opulence.
In this article, we will explore the characteristics that make perfume extract a audacious choice. Whether you are a seasoned perfume enthusiast or new to the world of fragrances, this article will guide you through the specifics and secrets of perfume extract. Get ready to immerse yourself in a world of more intense fragrances and longer-lasting scents.
What is perfume extract?
When it comes to the world of fragrance, it’s essential to understand the different concentrations that define a fragrance’s strength and staying power. Among these concentrations, perfume extract stands out as the most intense and precious form.
While eau de toilette is more concentrated than eau de cologne, and eau de parfum is more concentrated than eau de toilette, extrait de parfum goes even higher. Also known as essence de parfum, perfume or pure perfume, it is the most intense version of a fragrance.
With just a few drops, it has a lasting presence on and around you. This characteristic is the result of its high concentration of raw materials, which gradually release the notes of the ingredients, particularly in contact with body heat. Top, middle and base notes blend harmoniously to create a nuanced olfactory experience.
At Carrément Belle, for example, eau de parfum ippi patchouli and pure perfume ippi patchouli have exactly the same formula. The second is even more concentrated, and therefore more intense. The scent remains the same, although some fine noses may be able to distinguish a few subtle differences, as increasing concentration can reveal some ingredients more than others.
Because of its high concentration, perfume extract requires fewer sprays than eau de toilette or eau de parfum. One to three sprays are enough to achieve the desired effect, but you set the rules: who are we to judge! Perfume extract is more expensive than eau de parfum, but using it sparingly should mean you use less. Once again, the alchemy with your epidermis can be decisive, so the best thing to do is to try on your own skin.
Our tips for choosing your pure perfume
Choose according to your mood
If you want to decide on a perfume extract, consider your preferences and how you want to use it. Is it a perfume for everyday use, or an intense fragrance for a special occasion? Just like other types of fragrance, perfume extracts are varied and highlight different olfactory families. Choose the one that appeals to your nose and reflects your style and state of mind.
Try before you buy
Before purchasing a perfume extract, take the time to test it. Apply a small amount to your wrist and let it evolve for a few hours.
Why do this test? Fragrances interact differently with body chemistry, so it is important to make sure the perfume extract interacts symbiotically with your skin.
How to spread perfume extract
Apply your perfume to pulse points, such as the wrists, behind the ears and at the base of the throat, to take advantage of the body heat that will help the fragrance evolve. As for dosage, a moderate application should be enough, but to each his or her own, as long as it remains a pleasure for you and the people around you!
How to preserve your perfume extract?
To protect the quality of your perfume extract, keep it ideally in its original case, away from direct sunlight and temperature variations. Avoid exposure to humidity, as this can alter the perfume’s composition over time. Find out more about our tips for storing your perfumes.
And what about us?
Of all our eaux de parfum, only a few are available as perfume extracts. If you are looking for an intense patchouli, you will love ippi patchouli or kilim. If you prefer amber scents, go for so. And if your nose loves floral notes, you might like our marine chypre ïōdé or the floral bouquet of label rose.
So, ready to give in to a more intense fragrance?
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