The same smell, the same bottle, the same size… we all have one perfume that we consider OUR perfume. The one we always wear to work, to meet our friends and the one we always have a bottle of in our cupboard. So, for how long have you been using it?
There are several reasons why women and men use the same fragrance for years, as it is not easy to select the fragrance with which you feel comfortable, attractive, happy, fresh, elegant with. So, once you have found “your signature essence”, it is difficult to change. Perhaps, you alternate it with others for special occasions, but there is always one of them that will always represent you.
However, as there are many people that stick to a perfume, they wear their entire lives, there are others that change their perfume as often as they change socks. For the most part it comes down to personal preference, but we want to mention some other factors to consider.
It is important for you to know that trying a new perfume does not mean leaving aside a brand that you love but opening the door to other fragrances that can accompany you on specific occasions.
Olfactory taste change, because smell is modified throughout our existence, and this evolution is completely linked to our affective life. On average, there is a change on the olfactory change every three years, and maybe, the perfume that excited you yesterday, today almost repels you.
Nevertheless, it is not always your taste that’s changed. Sometimes perfumer reformulate their scents by swapping out ingredients. Then, if your favorite perfume just doesn’t smell like it used to, maybe it’s time to try something else.
Smell is the only one of our senses that sends messages to a brain region that regulates the primitive pulsations of hunger, thirst, etc. That is why fragrances unconsciously affect all our emotional behavior. Life experiences, memories, the passage of time… they all produce an evolution in you. This evolution can be projected through a perfume as a means of communication. For this reason, your choice in perfume can change. Maybe now you feel more identified with a different perfume than when you were 10 years younger.
There are many elements with which you can strengthen your natural beauty. For example, fashion and makeup. But what about perfume? You should think of it as an accessory. A scent can send a message or create a mood. The simple gesture of putting a few drops of your favorite cologne can elevate your mood when you have a bad day.
The perfume industry is always evolving and producing new creations. That is, with new fragrances arising, you will sadly not be able to discover if you are always faithful to the same perfume. So, why not trying out new perfumes? Changing your perfume just to try something new isn’t a bad idea.
Choice a perfume that you feel comfortable with and makes you feel happy!
There are many myths surrounding the use of perfumes and fragrances in summer times: citrus scents are better, they should not be applied on skin, etc. However, the secret for the perfume to last on the skin in the summer season is only in its good application and in a previous preparation of the skin so that the fragrance lasts longer.
The skin should always be well hydrated, but even more in summer. One of the best moments to put perfume on the skin is after sun bathing, as thanks to the steam, the pores are open and the fragrance can penetrate better. Moreover, nowadays, there are many perfumes that have their cream version with the same scent which you can use to keep a more intense and longer smell.
Fear of photo-sensitization causes some to perfume clothes instead of skin. But be careful, because fabrics such as silk or linen can be ruined. Some recommend vaporizing the hair; however, perfume has alcohol and in the long run dries the hair and skin of the head, which makes hair ugly and with dandruff.
So where is best to apply the perfume? It is recommended to apply it in the neck and chest, on a daily basis. Yet, perfuming the head or scalp helps, but it’s advised only for special events. About the distance, the further it is applied; better distribution you’ll get. So, apply your perfume 10 centimeters away for a guaranteed and long-lasting smell.
Summer is a territory of citrus, fruit and floral scents. These perfumes give the feeling of air or breeze that one wants to fight the heat. The smell of grass, sea or lemon, for example, are smells that are in nature, and they are usually much more refreshing and suitable for hot days. For a day at the beach, coconut and pineapple aromas are the best, as they remind of tropical climates and relaxing on summer days, or perfumes based on jasmine, lavender, roses and other combinations with floral notes for a special summer night.
We’ve done it again! The biggest international beauty and well-being event has been the launchpad for our most eagerly awaited collection: Cosmic Nomad. Set in a galactic atmosphere, surrounded by neon colours and in line with Eurofragrance’s adventurous nature, Nomad Cosmic was equally successful as Nomad Tales. And the first edition of Nomad Experience had set the bar very high!
In 2018, our fragrances swept everyone away to far-flung, imaginary lands based on four elements (Jasmineair, Aquaoud, Cardamon´fire and Shamamia), and this year’s creation is out of this world. The Cosmic Nomad collection tells the story of an epic voyage to far beyond the Milky Way in search of supernatural treasures from the stars. We gave our perfumers a multisensory mission to design five fragrances, each showcasing one of Eurofragance’s hallmark raw materials. Who would like to experience some stellar scents?
The Cosmic Nomad fragrance collection
Vetiver Asteroid: our perfumer Olaf Larsen created a perfume based on eternal scents. A composition with woody notes combined with fresh bergamot and lively pink pepper. With a sensual heart note of oud enveloped in floral jasmine and predominant notes of vetiver, this fragrance gets depth from creamy sandalwood and sensual ambergris.
Illuminating Rose: Soizic Beaucourt is the talent behind Illuminating Rose, a fragrance as rich and intoxicating as nature itself. The scent of rose is a gateway to a marvellous galaxy of light. With spicy cardamom and saffron top notes, its heart beats to the floral rhythm of rose syrup and delicate iris. The composition ends with notes of sandalwood, patchouli, vanilla and amber.
Cosmic Tonka: another Olaf Larson creation embarks you on a journey to the dark side of the cosmos. A transcendent, sweet, hypnotic, mystical creation. Succulent bergamot enhances a gourmand heart of Tonka beans and ambergris enveloped in intoxicating notes of laudanum, musk and oakmoss.
Stardust Labdanum: Angeline Poubeau’s scent is based on two ingredients: labdanum and rose accentuated by warm, spicy notes like saffron and pink pepper. The sensual base has animal, leather notes that combine sweet vanilla and amber to perfection.
Refractive Frankincense: Julia Rodríguez’s fragrance offers us a mystical aura of colour and magic, brilliant and crisp. It has fresh notes of Italian bergamot mixed with hot incense oil. A spicy pinch of pink pepper and cardamom combines with floral and geranium notes wrapped in a sensual aura of ambergris, cedarwood and musk.
The special and fantastic smell of Eurofragance fragrances can take you to visit magical and unique places only with their essence. Follow us in our journey and don’t get lost on the way!
Un año más, lo hemos conseguido. El mayor evento internacional sobre belleza y bienestar ha vuelto a ser el escenario de presentación de nuestra colección más esperada: Cosmic Nomad. Envuelta en un aire astronómico, rodeada de colores flúor y siguiendo los orígenes aventureros que identifican a Eurofragance, Nomad Cosmic ha tenido tanto éxito como Nomad Tales. ¡Y eso que nuestra primera edición de Nomad Experience había dejado el listón bien alto!
Si en el 2018 nuestras fragancias nos transportaron a tierras lejanas e imaginarias basadas en los cuatro elementos (Jasmineair, Aquaoud, Cardamon´fire y Shamamia), para este año hemos preparado algo de otro mundo. Cosmic Nomad es una colección basada en un viaje épico, más allá de la Vía Láctea en busca de ingredientes y fragancias únicas reunidas en un cosmos sobrenatural. Y embarcados en esta misión multisensorial, nuestro equipo de perfumistas ha diseñado cinco fragancias. Y cada una de ellas se centra en una materia prima única y característica de Eurofragance. ¿Quieres saber a qué huelen las estrellas?
Las fragancias de Cosmic Nomad Collection
Vetiver Asteroid: nuestro perfumista Olaf Larsen ha elaborado una fragancia de olores eternos. Una composición que se basa en notas amaderadas combinada con la frescura de la bergamota y la vivacidad de la pimienta rosa. En su corazón se perciben las notas sensuales del oud envueltas en un perfume floral de jazmín. Dominada por el vetiver, la fragancia gana profundidad con el cremoso sándalo y las sensuales notas de ámbar gris.
Illuminating Rose: Soizic Beaucourt es la autora de Illuminating Rose, fragancia tan rica e intoxicante como su verdadera naturaleza. La rosa se convierte también en una puerta de entrada a una galaxia de maravillas luminosas y mágicas. Se abre con notas especiadas de cardamomo y azafrán y su corazón late a un ritmo floral, compuesto por jarabe de rosa y delicado iris. La composición finaliza con notas de sándalo, pachulí, vainilla y ámbar.
Cosmic Tonka: a través de esta otra fragancia, Olaf Larsen nos traslada al lado oscuro del cosmos. Una creación con un olor transcendente, dulce, hipnótico y místico. La jugosa bergamota contrasta con un corazón gourmand de habas Tonka y ámbar gris envuelto en notas embriagadoras de láudano, almizcle y musgo de roble.
Stardust Labdanum: el perfume de Angeline Poubeau está elaborada alrededor de un ingrediente dúo: láudano y rosa acentuados por las notas cálidas de las especias como el azafrán y la pimienta rosa. La base sensual presenta notas animales de cuero que combinan a la perfección con el dulzor de la vainilla y el ámbar.
Refractive Frankincense: La fragancia de Julia Rodríguez nos rodea de un aura mística de color y magia, brillante y crujiente. Elaborada con notas frescas de bergamota italiana, se mezclan con aceite de incienso caliente. Un toque picante de pimienta rosa y cardamomo, acompañado por notas florales de rosa y geranio envueltas en un sensual rastro de ámbar gris, cedro y almizcle.
En Eurofragance hemos visto lugares únicos y nuestras fragancias son capaces de transportarte con su esencia a sitios especiales, fantásticos y mágicos. Sigue nuestro viaje y… ¡no te pierdas por el camino!
In an earlier post, we told you all about our Nomad Saga project and in today’s article, we would like to share some secrets about Shamama, the first raw ingredient in our little Nomad Box.
Shamama is the star ingredient of Eurofragrance’s first quarter, the first jewel in our Nomad Box and a perfumery treasure that hails from the exotic city of Kannauj (India).
What makes it so special?
Shamama is a unique essential oil and the result of a unique combination of raw materials, with a formula that is still a closely guarded secret today. Unlike other distilled essential oils, Shamama is created manually by real artisans.
The nomad journey to Shamama
As you already know, Eurofragance has a nomadic, adventurous spirit that inspires us to travel the globe. And while we are travelling, we discover new places where there are exceptional materials that stimulate us to create our fragrances.
In this case, we had already heard about Shamama as a perfumistic ingredient, but when we travelled to the city of Kannauj to learn more about the mysterious Shamama, we realised that this was more than just a simple ingredient.
It is a magical elixir and, best of all, its formula, which has been passed down through the generations, is still a closely guarded secret. Nobody, except for those who make it, know the recipe.
Each Shamama is made up of at least 45 raw ingredients and there are as many Shamamas as there are blends. Incredible, don’t you think? All the creators have their own recipes and they concoct their Shamamas based on ancestral traditions and techniques. A legacy that has been kept intact over the years.
Aromas that transport us to another era
The scent of Shamama is like the scent of India. It takes us to the essence of this country, its landscapes and colours. So, how is this essential oil made?
During the Shamama manufacturing process, foam, grass and mitti (ceramic clay) are distilled in large quantities for a total of 20 days, enriching the essential oil every step of the way. Finally, the oil is mixed with an infusion of cardamom, saffron and cinnamon, and with essential oils of rose, kewra and oud. This adds the final touch that makes it unique.
Shamama is part of the DNA of Eurofragance, which is why it has become the first star of our Nomad Box. Our sense of adventure has led us to discover new lands, cultures, raw materials and new work techniques so that we can present Shamama as one of the many essential oils that form part of our history. Discover more on our new Nomad Saga website!
But this is only the beginning. Every quarter we’ll reveal a new raw material and explain its history and tradition. Don’t miss the excitement!