To mark National Fragrance Day on 21 March 2021, we thought we would talk all about natural perfumes and fragrances for both men and women.
Did you know that your memory is powerfully linked to scent, so that smelling a certain fragrance could bring back a childhood memory or remind you of a loved one. Has a smell ever taken you back to a special moment in your life?
Perfumes and fragrances can also instil feelings of calmness, joy or simply boost your mood. The reason for this is because our sense of smell originates from the same part of our brain that influences our emotions, memory and creativity.
History of perfume
The word perfume comes from the Latin ‘perfumare’ which means "to smoke through". The actual process of making perfumes is believed to have started across ancient Mesopotamia (modern Iraq), Egypt and ancient civilisations in Asia. The technique was further enhanced in later years by the Romans.
These days, perfumes are classed by their strength. Here are some key terms:
- Parfum or extrait: also known as perfume extract, pure perfume or perfume, it contains 15–40% aromatic compounds.
- Eau de parfum or parfum de toilette: 10–20% aromatic compounds.
- Eau de toilette: 5–15% aromatic compounds, popular for masculine perfumes.
- Eau de Cologne: 3–8% aromatic compounds, also popular for masculine perfumes.
- Eau fraiche: sold as splashes, mists or veils, these contain 3% or less aromatic compounds.
We are pleased to share with you some beautifully scented products formulated by our talented and dedicated brand partners, who offer quality products that can make a difference to your day and to your wellbeing.
All our fragrances are formulated using natural and organic ingredients and heavenly scented organic essential oils to boost your mood, instil happiness and take you away to your favourite place.
HAOMA No 1 Organic Eau De Parfum (50ml)
Handmade in small batches in England, this sophisticated and transcendent perfume is described by HAOMA as its signature blend. HAOMA Organic Eau de Parfum is an elegant, long lasting and highly addictive scent is said to capture the HAOMA spirit. It is 100% natural, 96% organic and vegan certified.
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Join Apothecary High Tide Scented Soy Wax Candle
Independent fragrance and lifestyle brand Join Apothecary was founded in 2017 and draws inspiration from the British Coast and countryside. The unique fragrances are inspired by Cornwall, and the High Tide scented candle is a blend of mandarin and lemon verbena. It has a clean and uplifting fragrance with a citrus zest. This product is 100% natural, vegan and cruelty free.
Click here to view Join Handcrafted range of natural home fragrances.
Ilāpothecary Beat the Blues Pulse Point (10ml)
The Beat the Blues Pulse Point is a great pick-me up handbag essential. It is an alchemical blend of essential oils that balances your mood, boosts self-esteem, eases frustration and helps revitalise and stimulate happiness. Free from petrochemicals and harmful ingredients, this product is organic, vegan and cruelty free.
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