The Different Notes in Perfumes and Popular Fragrances

Perfumes and fragrances have been an important part of our society for a long time. From the ancient Egyptians, perfumes have evolved over time. Even so, while they have become more complex in their aroma profile, they all happen to share the same roots when it comes to fragrances.

Nonetheless, if you want to pick a good perfume or fragrance for yourself, you will have to make sure the notes in the perfume are perfectly balanced.

The reason why many people make mistakes in picking the correct signature fragrance for themselves is because they forget that there are different perfume notes which are usually combined to make one scent.

To pick a signature fragrance, you need to be aware of the different perfume notes and how they harmonize with each other to create different scents.

What are Perfume Notes?

When it comes to perfumes and fragrances, it is hard to realize that in essence, many of them contain the same elements which others can have too.

These elements are usually extracted in the form of perfume oils which are then mixed and matched in a certain manner to highlight one single quality out of them all.

The Different Notes

Now each note, or perfume oil in a perfume or fragrance belongs to one of the following groups. Since perfume oil can be extracted from anything which has a scent, they can be extremely diverse.

Based on which ingredient they are extracted from, the following are the different perfume notes which are commonly used in perfumes:

Citrus Notes

 Bergamot Fruit 

Made from oranges, lemons, limes and other plants, herbs and fruits which have a citrus base to them, citrus smells are naturally tart, refreshing and effervescent.

The following are the most widely used in perfume fragrances in the citrus family:

Bergamot, Blood Orange, Grapefruit, Clementine, Lemon, Kumquat, Lime, Lemongrass, Orange, TangerineLemon Balm

Mandarin-Orange.

They also have clean tones which are easily picked by the nose. Moreover, when one wants to appear sunny and optimistic or emulate a clean, classic air which helps exude confidence and easiness, citrus scents are the best ones to go for.

Perfumes suggested for Citrus Notes

Unforgivable Cologne by Sean John

Notes of sicilian lemon, italian bergamot, green mandarin, moroccan tangerine, grapefruit, juniper leaves, birch leaves, Sean John Unforgivablechampagne accord, mediterranean air accord, tuscan basil, florentine iris, clay sage, lavender, cashmere accord, australian sandalwood, amber, tonka bean and rum!

 

 

 

 

 

Obsession Eau De Parfum by Calvin Klein

This feminine scent has citrusy, green top notes of  mandarin orange, vanilla, peach, basil, bergamot and lemon. The Calvin Klein Obsessionmiddle is spicy with notes of coriander, sandalwood, orange blossom, jasmine, oakmoss, cedar and rose with a base of amber, musk, vanilla, civet, vetiver and incense notes.

 

 

 

 

 

Nuts, Vegetables and Fruits

Bowl of Fruit

Apart from citruses, there are other fruits, vegetables and nuts which are used to extract various other scents. However, despite the fact that citrus fruits do belong to the fruit family, they have a separate scent family.

The following fruits, nuts and vegetables are popularly used in perfume fragrances:

Apple, Apricot, Banana, Blueberry, Black Currant, Cherry,  Almond, Walnut, Strawberry, Watermelon, Coconut, Peach, Mango,  Passion Fruit.

They have a more succinct, refreshing smell to them. In classic perfumes, they are largely used to help strengthen or create a base for the scent. Nut scents are great because they function as anchors for a scent.

Perfumes suggested for Nuts, Vegetables and Fruits

Champs Elysees  Eau De Parfum by Guerlain

Champs Elysees is a refreshing, flowery fragrance. This feminine scent has notes of blackcurrant, melon, almond, Guerlain Champs Elyseesviolet, peach, anise, peony, mimosa, lilac, hibiscus, lily-of-the-valley, rose, almond blossom, sandalwood, benzoin, vanilla, cedar and almond tree. Just a spritz is enough to leave a positive trail of flowery notes behind you wherever you go.

 

 

 

 

Marc Jacobs Daisy  Eau De Toilette

Marc Jacobs DaisyDeveloped by perfumer Alberto Morillas and Launched in 2007, the luscious freshness of Daisy captivates the alluring wild strawberry. Other notes include violet leaves, red grapefruit, gardenia, violet, jasmine, musk, vanilla, white woods of  birch and cedarwood. If you love Strawberries you will love Daisy

 

 

 

 

Flowers

Rose Flowers

For perfumes which have a romantic or feminine aura, the floral tones are definitely because of the flower extracts and perfume oils used in the concoction.

Flowers have always been known for their lovely scents and it is possible to find a wide variety of essences in perfumes, including the following:

Cherry Blossom, Ylang-Ylang, Dahlia, DaisyCamellia, Blue Poppy, Geranium, Fuchsia, Lilac, Lavender, Peach Blossom, Lily Of The Valley, Violet, Tulip, Jasmine , Rose.

Certain floral notes, like rose and jasmine, are extremely sought-after and are prized more owing to the rarity or the beauty of the scent as well as the low yield produced via extraction. Therefore, any perfume which includes roses and jasmine will also be priced with that consideration in mind.

Perfumes suggested for Flowers 

Very Irresistible Eau De Toilette by Givenchy

Notes of five variations of roses, opening with fresh anise and a harmony of cassia and lemon verbena. The heart is Givenchy Very Irresistiblecomposed of delicate fresh rose and magnolia, with pure floral essence of peony. The base note framing this exquisite and alluring scent is taif rose.

 

 

 

 

 

Modern Muse Eau De Parfum by Estee Lauder

Notes of exotic mandarin, honeysuckle nectar, dewy petals, jasmine sambac, china absolute, tuberose fleur fir nat, Estee Lauder Modern Musefresh lily, patchouli coeur, patchouli crist, amber wood, suede musk and madagascar vanilla. Modern Muse is a smooth and sophisticated perfume!

 

 

 

 

 

Especially Escada Eau De Parfum by Escada

Exotic notes of ambrette seeds and a sparkling top note of pear to fill up your senses. The middle notes comprise of rose EscadaEspeciallyEscadaand ylang ylang that seamlessly offer a fresh and natural aura of floral bliss and ecstacy. Light musky notes complete the scent.

 

 

 

 

 

Green Herbs and Fougeres

Green Herbs

While many people can mistake them to be floral scents too, green herbs and ferns actually refer to edible wild plants and herbs. The following herbs and ferns are the ones which are most commonly used:

Ivy, Mint, Grass, Basil, Nettle, Reed, Fern, Rhubarb, Rosemary, Sage, Marigold, Juniper, Tobacco.

While herbs can pack a stronger punch, giving off a deliciously spicy tone, ferns happen to have a relatively minimalistic smell which makes it easy to pair. Fougres scents are largely considered relatively masculine and are also the category from which most of the perfumes for men are made.

Perfumes suggested for Green Herbs and Fougeres:

1 Million Cologne by Paco Rabanne

Notes of grapefruit, rose, cinnamon, spice notes, mint, blood orange, blond leather, white woods, amber and patchouli. The 1 million bottle is modelled after a gold ingot.Paco Rabanne 1Million Cologne

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca by Guerlain 

Notes of fresh greens of clover, cyclamen, green tea, lemon and mint notes are included for an unforgettable blend of freshly cut grass. If you hold a true appreciation for natural scents of the great outdoors, this is the daytime fragrance for you. Grab it today! 

Guerlain Aqua Allegoria Herba Fresca

 

 

Spices

Spices

With an extremely exotic flavor profile, spices are perfect for giving perfumes a certain ‘umph’ factor which lingers for a certain amount of time. These spices also work well as a base and can be used to enhance other scents and fragrances too.

The following are the most popular spices used in perfumes:

Cardamom, Dill, Ginger, Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Licorice, Vanilla, Allspice, Star Anise, Oriental Notes, Tamarind, Tonka Bean.

These spices also work well as a base and can be used to enhance other scents and fragrances too. While some are masculine or feminine, they are extremely versatile in use.

Perfumes suggested for Spices

Florabotanica by Balenciaga

With notes of Rose and carnation are the stars of this Florabotanicamodern feminine perfume, supported by fresh mint and warm amber that dry down to a spicy floral musk. Other Notes include caladium leaf and vetiver.

 

 

 

 

 

Rosebotanica by Balenciaga

Notes of grapefruit and cardamom tease your senses, while Rosabotanicaspicy pink pepper adds a potent kick. Rosabotanica closes with the soothing freshness of white amber and freshly picked blue hyacinth.

 

 

 

 

 

Drakkar Essence  by Guy Laroche

Notes of grapefruit and lavender with spicy sage, mint and Guy Laroche Drakkar Essenceearthy dry woods, resulting in a masculine mix of undeniable confidence and subtle style.

 

 

 

 

 

Gourmand, Sweet Notes

Candied Fruit

Among the younger scent families, gourmet sweet notes focus on delicious, sweet food items and substances which have amazing scents.

The following can be commonly found with ease:

Dark Chocolate, Dates, Marshmallow, Brown Sugar, Caramel, Marzipan, Sorbet, Candied Orange.

The scents in this new family have a playful, energetic tone to them which also tantalizes the taste buds as well as the nose!

Perfumes suggested for Gourmand, Sweet Notes

Viva La Juicy by Juicy Couture

Top Notes of wild berries and juicy mandarin meet a floral heart of honeysuckle, gardenia and jasmine, while the base Juicy Couture Viva La Juicynotes are yummy gourmand notes of amber, caramel, vanilla, sandalwood and pralines.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stars Eau De Parfum by Jimmy Choo

Jimmy Choo StarsTop notes are orange and candied orange, the middle notes are orchid and toffee with  a base  of sandalwood and patchouli.

 

 

 

 

 

Candy Eau De Parfum by Prada

Candy launched in 2011 and created by the perfumer Daniela Andrier, gourmand caramel, musky, and balmy accords are Prada Candyirresistible for the graceful or the vivacious.  It is a companion of the flirtatious and the sensuous. The musky notes dominate over the top followed by the chypre benzoin and  sweet gourmand caramel is a surprise at the base.

 

 

 

 

Mosses and Woods

Maple Tree

Much like herbs and ferns, mosses and woods are derived from the moss and bark which occurs on trees. 100% natural, these scents have an earthy, woody smell, which is unique for each tree.

The following are some of the popular scents used in perfumes:

Apple Tree, Fir, Aspen, Maple, Cedar, Sycamore, Sandalwood, PatchouliOakmossVetiver

Scents in this group are also largely masculine and are used in conjunction with the spices and gourmet smells. Their woody smell offers a solid base for many perfumes and fragrances.

Perfumes suggested for Mosses and Woods

Hypnotic Poison by Christian Dior

Christian Dior Hypnotic PoisonNotes of almond, caraway and jasmine. The middle notes are moss, sandalwood and oakmoss and the base of the fragrance is vanilla, musk and cedar.

 

 

 

Samsara Eau de parfum by Guerlain

Guerlain SamsaraNotes of sandalwood, jasmine and amber with scents of oriental florals, rose, iris, violet and vanilla for a soft and subtle blend.

 

 

 

 

 

Hypnose Homme Eau De Toilette by Lancome

Lancome Hypnose HommeLaunched in 2007 , is a masculine version of Hypnose perfume for women in a similar bottle. Hypnose Homme is a spicy oriental cologne with notes of mint, bergamot, calabrian mandarin, chinese cardamom seed, essence of provencal lavender, amber, musk, and essence of indonesian patchouli.

 

While there are more scent groups being introduced and discovered in the perfume industry, many fragrances in the market are a clever mix of these scents.

These scents might belong to different groups but skilled perfumers can combine them to create beautiful fragrances.

A more comprehensive guide on the different notes for perfumes can be found Here

Gweneth Casey  Author: Gweneth Casey

                                 Manager

https://thefragranceparadise.com


How A Skin Care Routine Can Help Keep You Looking Younger Longer

 

A skin care routine is essential for preserving your skin. With a few of the best skin care products and a little time it is easy to have skin that feels fresh and soft. Once incorporated into your routine skin care becomes a habit you will regret if you happen to miss.

CLEANSER

Cleansing once before bed is a skin care best practice. Using a cleansing product and clean water will remove oils, excess moisturizer and makeup. Finding a cleanser you like involved a little research and trying different products. A cleanser should leave your skin clean and feeling fresh without leaving residual oils or making the skin too dry.

Once you find a product that works stick with it, changing products too often can result in skin irritation.

When cleansing it is important to use warm water. If the water, you use when cleansing is too cold or too hot it can damage the capillaries in your skin.

When removing eye makeup being gentle with the delicate skin is essential. All that is required to maintain healthy skin in the morning is a splash of lukewarm water to remove oils from sleep.

My Best Choice : Green Apple Peel Cleanser - Full Strength by Juice Beauty ,Exfoliate with this patented, bestselling, potent alpha and beta hydroxy acid peel that delivers spa grade exfoliation, revealing a brighter complexion while firming the skin and reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and hyperpigmentation for optimum age-defying results.

Juice Beauty's Green Apple Peel Full Strength is designed for all skin types (except sensitive skin), 20's and up and is effective for hyperpigmentation, dark spots, and uneven skin tone and texture.

 

TONER

Toner is essential for those that have oily skin and helpful for all other skin types. Toner restores the skins PH levels which can be put off through cleansing. By restoring the PH of your skin, your skin is more resistant to bacteria and organisms. After using a small amount of toner, you then can apply a moisturizer directly to the skin without rinsing.

My Best Choice : Estee Lauder Optimizer Intensive Boosting Lotion (Anti-Wrinkle + Lifting)

An advanced anti-wrinkle and lifting toner

Formulated with new fortified bamboo complex to pacify and relieve skin instantly.

Developed with new AquaSyncTM Technology composed of ion-balanced water and volcanic mineral water.

Helps impart essential hydration quicker and deep into the skin surface.

MOISTURIZER

A moisturizer will help preserve the softness of your skin. Prior to moisturizing exfoliating your skins will allow the moisturizer to soak better into the pores and skin cells.

Exfoliating in general once a week is a best skin practice as it removes dead skin cells and cleans pores.

When purchasing a moisturizer it will be important to find and use a product that matches your skin type (oily, dry etc…) reading reviews of products available online or consulting with a professional can help you determine the best moisturizer for your skin.

My Best Choice : Estee Lauder Nutritious Vita-Mineral Moisture Creme it is a nutrient-rich nourishing cream. Formulated with pure pomegranate extract, essential minerals and nutrients .Helps balance and shield skin from environmental irritants. Provides instant and intense moisture that lasts all day while consolidating skin's moisture barrier. Skin appears brighter, more vigorous and healthier looking.

SUNSCREEN

A necessary part of developing a skin care routine is the regular use of sunscreen. Exposure to the sun can often cause wrinkles and sun spots to develop over time. Overexposure to the sun can increase your odds of getting skin cancer as well. Limiting exposure to the sun or always applying a sunscreen will prevent the adverse skin effects related to sun exposure

My Best Choice : Lancaster Sun Ultra Protection Tan Control SPF 50 a lightweight cream designed for face, hands and decollete

Defenses delicate areas where skin is thinner and easily damaged

Offers extremely high protection from the damage of UV rays

RPF complex and Dermal Fibre Protectors strengthen anti-aging benefits

SUMMARY

A healthy skin care routine will leave your skin looking younger and feeling hydrated. A few simple products such as cleanser, toner, and moisturizer can repair and restore your skin. The regular use of sunscreen will further protect your skin from damage.

It’s hard to know what is best for your skin, but what matters though…most cleansers do a great job of cleaning your skin !

Fall in love with your skin with organic skin care products from TruOrganic.com

Author : Arthur Casey - CEO

https://thefragranceparadise.com


10 of the Best Men's Colognes You Should Choose From

 

The cologne a man wears speaks for him before he gets the chance to open his mouth. Therefore, men need to carefully select their fragrance. After all, what works for your friend may not do the same with you. Your own natural body oils gel with a scent, creating a unique smell that can drive women towards you and make your acquaintances grow closer. So if you are in the market for a new scent or two, you should look no further than the best men’s colognes.

To set you on the right track, here are 10 of the best choices available these days.

#1) Giorgio Armani Acqua Di Gio Eau De Toilette Spray

 

This is perhaps one of the most famous colognes in the Armani collection and the highest rating scent on this list. Worldwide, it has gained a reputation of being an elegant and light scent for men, making it the first choice for many who prefer to wear light yet masculine and classy cologne. This exotic smell is classified as a floral fragrance, which is why it is for those who are proud of their masculinity. However, since this is a light fragrance, you should spray a moderate quantity on yourself rather than splash it all over. 

 

 

 

#2) Dolce & Gabbana Masculine Eau De Toilette Spray

Highly known and recommended for its freshness, this scent is an ideal choice for casual occasions. Best known for its great and refreshing smell, the perfume flaunts a hint of fruits with notes of figwood and peppermint. The best factor about this cologne, however, is that the smell is not overwhelming or overpowering. Therefore, you can always wear it to work as well. 

 

 

 

 

#3) Paco Rabanne 1 Million Cologne Eau De Toilette Spray

Known for its sensual and masculine notes, this cologne has been able to last long, keeping its users fresh almost all day long. One thing about this cologne, though, is that people cannot help but notice you as you walk by. After all, the cologne features notes of cinnamon, grapefruit, rose, blood orange, mint, amber, and white woods. However, aside from at work, you will love the confidence this perfume provides to your personality.

 

 

 

#4) Christian Dior Aqua Fahrenheit Eau De Toilette Spray

 

The Christian Dior Aqua Fahrenheit Eau De Toilette spray features a combination of the elements of water and fire. This is why this masculine fragrance has been named one of the best men’s colognes many times this year. Most suitable for adventurous side men, this perfume will play you’re your senses. First, you will experience hints of the freshness of water before the scent develops into a fiery one.  This is possible due to the strong scents of grapefruit, tangerine, mint and basil notes.

 

 

 

#5) Calvin Klein One Cologne Eau De Toilette Spray

 

 

Suitable for metrosexual men, Calvin Klein One from the house of Calvin Klein is a unisex fragrance. This refreshing and fruity fragrance features notes of pineapple, bergamot, amber, papaya, green tea and cardamom. It is also quite light, making it great for your workplace. 

 

 

 

 

 

#6) Versace Man Cologne Eau De Toilette Spray

 

Mainly recommended as an evening wear fragrance, the Versace Man Cologne is considered among the best men’s colognes due to its sophisticated and elegant scent. This perfume features notes of bergamot, neroli, black pepper and flowers at first before allowing the middle notes - saffron and cardamom – to waft by. Finally, the scent evolves to the base notes, which are due to amber, tobacco leaves and musk.

 

 

 

 

#7) Gucci Made To Measure Eau De Toilette Spray

 

 

If you are looking for a luxurious smell to surround you, Gucci Made to Measure is what you seek. This is a fragrance that will turn heads as you walk by flaunting exotic floral top notes of lavender and orange combined with rich notes of amber and leather and heart notes of juniper berry and Sri Lankan nutmeg. Because of this mixture of scents, this Gucci spray has received high praise from modern men. Complementing the fragrance is the bottle, which is designed to represent sophistication and attention to details, two things men should be known for.

 

 

 

#8) Ralph Lauren Polo Black Eau De Toilette Spray

 

 

Originally created in the year 2005 by Ralph Lauren, this cologne is considered as one of the best men’s colognes as it features notes of sandal wood, Spanish sage, tonka bean and patchouli noir. Since Ralph Lauren has always prided itself on offering casual wear for men, this is the perfect cologne for casual settings.

 

 

 

#9) Liz Claiborne Curve Cologne Spray

 

 

The Liz Claiborne Curve spray was launched in the year 1996 by the famous designer house. The spray has a masculine scent, which may be termed as refreshing since it combines both amber and lavender. Because of this trait alone, it is recommended for daytime owing to further energize its wearer.

 

 

 

 

#10) Thierry Mugler Angel Eau De Toilette Spray

 

 

This cologne is another excellent daytime cologne. Its masculine fragrance has a distinctive woody scent, adding sharpness to it. Therefore, you should apply a moderate quantity of this perfume, especially since it also has notes of lavender, caramel, coffee, mint and tar. Comes in a rubber bottle wow ! you won’t break this one.

 

 

 

However, just knowing the best men’s colognes does not mean that you can pull it off. The trick to wearing good cologne is to use just the right quantity of it, something each review above hinted to. Remember: a very light quantity may not produce the desired effect whereas large quantities may drive everyone away from you rather than closer to you.

Another thing that can help you ensure the best value for money is to test the cologne on yourself. Head to your nearest perfume aisle and test the scents on your wrists. Just make sure to test two at a time or else you may end up confusing the scents. Once you decide on something you like, order it online since physical stores will demand more money.

So which of these great colognes do you think you will buy? 

Happy shopping and have a nice day !

Author: Gweneth Casey

 

TheFragranceParadise.com


Top Tips to Care for Your Hair

Top Tips to Care for Your Hair

  • Are you suffering from a number of common hair problems and searching for a cure?
  • Does hair fall ruin your happiness every time you brush your hair?
  • Have you wondered about how to regain the health and beauty of your long hair?

If you can answer yes to any of the questions above, then keep on reading, as below, you will find some of the best hair care products and tips that will allow you to maintain the health of your hair with ease.

 

Best Hair Care Ingredients

Do you know that some natural ingredients can actually help you in maintaining the health of your without damaging them further? So avail the best hair care products provided by nature for solutions to your hair problems. Look at the list below to discover how to benefit from these natural recipes:

  • Baking Soda

Add 3 parts of baking soda to two parts of water and use this mixture to rinse your hair after shampooing It. Leave it in your hair for 5 minutes before washing it away. This treatment can help you in removing styling products from your hair completely to avoid damaging them.

  • Apple Cider Vinegar

One part apple cider vinegar with one part of water is perfect as a hair rinse if you want to add a bounce to your hairstyle. Leave the solution in your hair and rinse thoroughly after 5 minutes, making sure that the smell of the apple cider is gone completely.

  • Olive Oil

Olive oil is one of the best hair care products, and you can combine it with honey in a small cup to make a paste. Once the mix is made, apply it from the halfway length of your hair, all the way to the tips. You can shampoo your hair after 2 hours of this treatment.

  • Lemon Juice

Once you have rinsed your hair, you can apply a tablespoon of lemon juice to your hair. You do not need to rinse it off. Simply towel dry your hair and allow the juice to rid you of dry hair.

  • Neem Leaves

You can use a paste made from neem leaves to remove excessive oil from your scalp and to eradicate scalp infections.

Hair Care Solutions to Various Problems

Using the best hair care products can solve a variety of hair problems. However, here is a small list of the different types of hair problems and their solutions if you are interested in natural remedies:

Hair Fall

  • Amla powder is considered quite beneficial for your hair. Take a cupful of this powder and add 1 complete egg and 2 tablespoons of castor oil. Mix it all well; and use this smooth mixture on your hair and scalp for 30 minutes before rinsing it off with shampoo.

       

  • You can also eradicate your hair fall problem by adding 2 or 3 tablespoons of honey into a cupful of your regular conditioner. Apply it to your hair for 30 minutes and get beautiful healthy hair that has a glossy shine.

Dry or Brittle Hair

  • Eggs can act as conditioners for your hair, especially if you have extremely weak and dry hair. Apply half cup of a beaten egg to clean and damp hair and rinse with cold water after 20 minutes.
  • Almond oil can also be used to treat damaged and dry hair. Heat a bowl of almond oil for 30 to 40 seconds and then apply it on your hair for 30 minutes. You can then rinse your hair with your normal shampoo and conditioner.

Oily Hair

  • For oily hair, make a paste of a cup of henna powder, 1 tablespoon of limejuice, and 1 egg white. Use this mixture on your hair for half an hour before shampooing. This mixture will remove excess oil from your hair and will not color it, in spite of the addition of henna.

Sun Damaged Hair

  • Use half cup of honey with a few tablespoons of olive oil and egg yolk to create a mixture and apply it to your hair for 20 minutes. Rinse with warm water to restore the health of your hair along with its sleek and glossy texture.

Simple Tips for Hair Care

Want some help with everyday hair care? Aside from the best hair care products and solutions to hair problems, you need to know to care for your hair on a daily basis to avoid damaging them any further, so keep reading to discover how to maintain your hair in perfect health:

  • Avoid Washing Your Hair with Hot Water

It is always best to use mildly warm water rather than hot water to wash your hair as hot water will strip your hair of its protective oils and make them dry and weak.

  • Eat a Good Diet

For healthier hair, you need to drink a lot of water and eat a balanced diet. Consume plenty of fresh fruits and vegetables. Your hair needs good nutrition, just like your body.

  • Clean Hair is Healthy Hair

Untidy and dirty hair will always remain unhealthy, even if you use the best hair care products. So keep your hair clean and dandruff free.

  • Do Not Wash Your Hair Everyday

Wash your hair every alternate day, as less washing can often allow your hair to retain its natural health and texture in a better manner.

  • Brushing Your Hair the Right Way

Avoid using a comb, as it will cause more hair breakage. While brushing, first remove tangles from the ends and then brush in long strokes from your roots to the tips. Smooth long strokes help in evenly spreading natural hair oils within the entire length of your hair.

  • Air Dry Your Hair

For healthy hair, allow your hair to dry naturally rather than using a blow dryer. Excessive heat can damage your hair and take away its moisture, so avoid using artificial methods of drying your hair, especially when you have the time to let them dry naturally.

 

Use these tips and tricks to maintain the health of your hair and to give them their natural glow and texture. For maximum results, combine your chosen tips with the best hair care products!

Have a nice day!

Author: Gwen Casey 

 

 


Skincare, Makeup and Cosmetic Tricks and Tips

Skincare is always a tricky business and there are always claims from everyone and everywhere about some new amazing technique using just natural products, or a recently developed artificial product that seems to be working wonders. Some of them turn out to be true, some of them turn out to be a waste of money, or worse, harmful.

Skincare 

After a lot of research, as well as personal experience, here are some skincare, makeup and cosmetic tricks and tips that we have found can definitely work up a treat for you.

The Vitamin C mask. You know water is a wonderful substance for washing off a lot of types of dirt right? It may be mud, it may be wet paint, it may be juice, water has different levels of success with a lot of items. The same goes for Vitamin C, and the vitamin C mask.

The powder can be bought from most health food stores. Simply mix it with a little bit of water and apply it on your face. Or you could simply buy the ready-made ones from the stores if you’re too lazy.

 It works wonders for small problems like dark skin, dull-looking skin, the dark shadows under your eyes, minor acne, etc. Not to mention vitamin C is good for the body and a small amount gets absorbed into your face.

Even an orange peel is useful. In fact, this is the main ingredient of many of the product’s made by professionals for creating the facial mask that dries instantly and gives you a vitamin C nourished face.

Grind the orange peel to fine bits and mix with fine yellow cornmeal and some water until they become a sticky paste. Rub it over your face and leave for a few minutes for a clean, smooth and healthy face.

Have you tried garlic?

It may taste bad, and it will definitely give you a bad breath on eating raw, but there’s no denying the super powers of garlic. Not only does it do wonders for your immune system and fighting the common cold, it can also be used if you have acne.

How? Simply peel off the top layer and rub it gently several times over the acne. If you do not have to leave the house or meet some guests then don’t touch or wash that area for a while after that rub.

Eat healthy. It may sound ridiculous, but even your skin is a reflection of the food you eat. Foods like fruits, vegetables, salmon, and sardine are essential, while you should avoid sugary foods. And oh yes, drink plenty of water. Do not ever let yourself feel thirsty for more than an hour or so.

Exercise. Just like eating may seem a b

it far-fetched, so might exercising be. But it’s true never the less. Exercising keeps our muscles in shape and gives that little bit of extra ‘perfect health’ look, whether you already have a good figure or not.

Not to mention that doing work that makes you sweat is a healthy way of getting toxins out of your system, which can spell good news for any skin problems you are having.

Skin moisturizing. One of the topics where there is much debate about the best methods and products, isn’t it? We will not try to dazzle you with any fancy stuff. Just remember that your skin should never be dry because that’s the time when it is vulnerable to further problems.

Applying apricot oil on yourself a few times a week is a very good idea, and for the best effects massage yourself as well while rubbing it all over you. You will love that cool, relaxing sensation!

Apricot Oil

Oily face? Maybe your skin isn’t getting dry often, but an oily and dirty look. If that’s the case then we suggest you try a green clay paste, which has proven to be a good detox agent.

Available in any good store, it’s a simple organic powder that can be made into a green paste (yes, we also wondered why it’s called green clay paste) by adding a bit of water.

Apply to your face with a brush and leave it to harden. Then rinse your face gently. Do this a few times every week and look at the difference in your face in the mirror.

Covering a stretch mark. It’s a tricky business, making sure that the mark is not seen under any conditions, especially when you sweat or get some water dropped accidently on you.

Do not make the mistake of using one single color of makeup to cover the mark because your entire body never has a uniform skin tone. The back of your hands are lighter than, say, your feet or the back of your legs.

Remember to use an alcohol based makeup so that it does not wash off from water. If you’re not able to find the right color, trying getting both a lighter and darker shade and mix the two.

Applying cocoa powder over several weeks can also make the stretch marks disappear to a small extent.

Cover a scar.

Covering a scar is slightly different to covering up a stretch mark. A scar is caused by an external factor for starters. The first and most basic step in such cases would be to wash the area thoroughly with a face wash – the exfoliation procedure – to remove any dead cells and dirt.

Then apply a moisturizer to give the scar a softer look. The edges might even blend in with your skin color if you are lucky.

 If you are going out remember to use a gentle tan lotion over the area, because scars (which are basically open wounds on your skin that are undergoing healing) get worse when exposed to the sunlight and its UV rays.

For best results, use the ‘camouflage kits’ available in any good store for such scars. Use a loose powder brush to help you spread it lightly and evenly over the scar.

     Here are some more helpful homemade beauty treatments we suggest           you may like to  checkout .

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Thank you for reading my article and hope you gained some valuable skincare and costmetic tips and tricks that you can start using. 

Have a nice day !

AUTHOR: Gweneth Casey - Manager

TheFragranceParadise.com

DHC Beauty


Body and Soul: The Best Skin Care

Usually, when people start taking care of themselves, they begin with the exterior appearance, and only after they feel comfortable with their own body, they start a more profound care of their feelings.

It is a slow process, and many people don’t even realize that it’s happening.

The body is considered to be the temple of the soul and it represents the way that we feel about ourselves. There is a special glow that can be perceived in an unconscious level when we feel in harmony with our appearance.

We know how important is the body care and how important is to preserve this harmony that many times is lost because of the stress and the pressure that we feel in the society.

Therefore, we managed to gather a wide variety of products that will make you feel special and beautiful, just as you deserve.

If you come to visit our store and see our products, you will find out that they are carefully chosen, all of them being well known for their high quality and for the mix of ingredients used in the manufacturing process.

Every product from our store is authentic and original.

Each perfume has an amazing fragrance inspired by interesting and unique floral combinations that will make all your senses come alive.

According to your personality, you may choose between wide ranges of perfumes and colognes, all of them having unique scents. 

Thus, you may find at us more elegant and sensual fragrances, but also more romantic ones that will urge you to dream with eyes wide open. 

Some perfumes are especially designed for the enchanted women, while others are fit for more powerful ones. All these feminine scents will make you feel both special and confident.

You can choose between perfumes recommended for evening wear and perfumes recommended for daily wear, and we also have perfumes that may be used both during the day and at evening.

Once you fall in love with a perfume, it will become your everyday wear, your own personal signature and everyone will recognize you after your amazing fragrance.

Make a statement of elegance and wear a perfume that will enhance your unique style.

 

Once you begin taking care of your skin, you will realize that it isn’t enough to just buy some products, you will need to choose the best ones. After all, you deserve the best, and we managed to get you the best products that will enhance your natural beauty.

If women have all the products that will make them feel special, men deserve the same attention. They are able to choose from a wide variety of colognes especially designed to accentuate their power and their virility.

Wear a perfume that represents you and that will accentuate all your qualities. We have more brands and you can choose the cologne that fits you the best.

Makeup is and it will always be very important for every woman. Wearing make up is something more than feeling good, it is a very powerful way of expressing your own personality.

You can choose between lighter and stronger shades, and you can combine the colors as you wish (or as you read in fashion magazines). It doesn’t matter from where you inspire your choice, but rather that you are able to express so many things with a simple eye shade and a lipstick.

One should never underestimate the power of makeup. We know that skin care is essential for you, and it is also important to us, and thus we offer you the best products, all of them being especially chosen for your skin care.

Skin Care

And talking about skin care, we have all kind of products, from shower gels to deodorants, from body lotions to hand creams.

We value your skin care and we offer you only the best products that will hydrate your skin.

A hydrated skin is a beautiful skin. Taking care of your skin will help you prevent premature aging, and also the apparition of cellulite and stretch marks.

 

And at last, it doesn’t matter if it is long or short, straight or curly, natural or dyed, your hair is important, and we know that every woman loves her hair.

This is why we offer you all the products that you need in order to take a proper care of your hair.

Next to the makeup, the hair is a perfect way to express your personality.

You can style it in various ways, and you can make how many changes you wish.

Usually when people decide to change their life, they start with the hair, since it is the most noticeable change.

All of our products are customer-oriented and we have competitive prices that will make you come back again and again to enjoy our high-quality products. Have a nice day!

Author : Gweneth Casey 

The Fragrance Paradise

 


Add The Perfect Fragrance To Your Life

It is often said that beauty lies in the eyes of the be-holder and surely it does. But still all of us put in a lot of efforts in order to look our best and these efforts are often accompanied by the branded, designer clothes, stylish accessories, a killer confidence and not to forget, a mesmerizing fragrance. 

Fragrances are mysterious because they comprise of something that is invisible but still hold the power to add “colors” in our lives. Imagine a flower without a fragrance and its beauty would no longer attract you, such is the power of a good fragrance.

Imagining our lives without fragrance is like imagining music without musical notes! This is the reason why we as humans love, adore and desperately want to add the right kind of fragrances in our lives.

Humans are gifted with a sense of smell and psychologically they always want to smell good. A good fragrance has the power of bringing joy into one’s life and even has the charm of infusing sensuality into one’s mood.

A good fragrance has even the power of increasing the work performance of people, probably that is the reason of repetitive sprays of room fresheners in your office!

Fragrance also helps a person in judging the cleanliness of his/her clothes and house, a thing that doesn’t smell clean simply can’t make one look good.

So if fragrances are so important in our lives, then people must give it a thought before buying perfumes for themselves, after all it is their scent that is capable of making or breaking their personalities in front of others.

Scent is an extremely personal thing and that is the reason why choosing perfume is similar to choosing a lipstick or a foundation for one self. Not every perfume is good for everyone and there are no exclusive qualities that can take one to his/her blissful and fulfilling scent.

Each one of us has different kinds of chemical reactions going inside our bodies and thus everybody has different secretions which ultimately define our body odor.

Thus one must choose the perfume that perfectly complements their body odor and should never blindly use any perfume because it smelled great on a friend.

Another thing to remember while choosing the right fragrance is the science of perfumes. A perfume has three notes- Top, Middle and Base note.

 Top Note refers to the immediate fragrance that one smells on applying the perfume and vanishes in a matter of few minutes. They form a person's initial impression of a perfume and thus are very important in the choice of a perfume. Also called the head notes.

 Middle Note is the scent of a perfume that emerges just prior to the dissipation of the top note lasting a little longer and are also referred to as the heart notes.

 Base note it is the one that truly differentiates between a good and a bad perfume. The base note lasts for the longest and are usually not perceived until 30 minutes after application so one must be vigilant enough to find the perfume having the best and most pleasing base note.

You can find more information on these 3 notes here

So after learning about the science of perfumes, let us take you through the art of choosing the perfect perfume for yourself.

The first way to select a perfume is to sniff it. Usually people differentiate between a good and bad fragrance by sniffing it and perfumes are no different.

Sniff a perfume and wait for the messages that your mind is giving you because no one can guide you better than your own instincts in this department.

The second way that can help you find a great fragrance is to spray the perfume on your wrist. But in order to make this exercise more useful, one must not rub his/her wrists because this kills the base note of the perfume and the originality of the fragrance gets lost.

The perfect way is to spray a little quantity on one’s wrist and wait for its drying, now the sniffing would be much more fruitful as you are going to get the perfect scent of the perfume.

The third way of choosing the perfect perfume is to get in touch with a perfume expert that can guide you about various fragrances and their effects on your body and mind.

No matter what the time period, women have always been the centre of attraction of cosmetic and fragrance industry, thanks to their undying love of looking beautiful and attractive all the time. And like any other cosmetic product, fragrances and perfumes have been an integral part of their daily beauty regime.

Most of the women use perfumes as their secret adornments that make them look even more beautiful and confident.

Fragrances for women provide them a sense of individuality, an attractive personality and most importantly make their presence felt. Coco Chanel- famous French designer and founder of Chanel, once said, “A women who doesn’t wear perfume/fragrance has no future”. Such is the importance of perfume in a woman’s life and every woman must strive to get the best fragrance for herself always.

There are a number of branded and good quality perfumes for women available today in the cosmetics stores, thus it makes ‘choosing the best perfume’ an extremely tricky task.

As said earlier, there is no sure shot name that can suit all the women out there but one thing is for sure that you can’t and should never step out of your house without a perfume.

The reasons are simple, firstly women are considered to be low on confidence as compared to men. But wearing the right kind of perfume can help a woman get an unmatched sense of confidence and she can outperform all the men out there in her workplace.

The second reason is that perfumes for women give a lot of comfort and infuses a feel good factor among one’s colleagues and people around her. A bad smelling person is often considered to be unhygienic and thus become a centre of everyone’s criticism but a person smelling good is always appreciated by her boss and colleagues.

The third factor is the quintessential nature of a fragrance that it boosts mood and spirit of a person and induces a woman to work harder and better altogether.

Thus wearing fragrances for women is extremely important and for choosing the right kind of perfume for you, please check out our range of perfumes and add the perfect fragrance to your life.

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