When I ask people “Do you use aromatherapy?”, the answer is quite often no.

When I ask people “Do you wear perfume/aftershave?”, the answer is quite often yes.

Egyptian perfumesIn ancient Egypt, people would wear a pomade on their head, which would be a wax cone infused with a blend of rose and other essential oils, and as the heat from the body melted the wax, the floral aromas were released.

Today, smelling really amazing is so much easier and it is still predominantly based on essential oils.

I have listed my favourite scents for you to see how you are using aromatherapy without realisation.

My top three favourite perfumes are Samara, Hypnotic poison, and Ghost. All three perfumes contain Jasmine and Sandal wood. These are the two essential oils I’m least fond of, so it really surprised me that both are in my uppermost favourite fragrances. I love the way they are blended!

*WARNING* After looking at the make up of ANGEL male and female products you may feel hungry!

The face care products I have launched myself, are based around the essential oil geranium.  It’s known as the female oil and has phenomenal properties that are incredible for hormonal issues and is of course superb for your skin.

The healing creams in my range are based around Lavender & Honey.

I love every single product in my range and no two smell alike.

IT’S ALL IN THE BLENDING!

Within aftershaves/perfumes many common elements are shared, after reading this, can you identify any of these ingredients within your favourite fragrances?

PerfumesFemale Fragrances

SAMSARA Guerlain.  Launched 1989
Perfumer  – Jean Paul Guerlain. Bottle designer Robert Granai
Top Notes: Bergamot, lemon, ylang ylang, peach, green notes.
Middle Notes: Jasmine, iris, narcissus, violet, rose.
Base Notes: Sandal wood, vanilla, Tonka bean, musk.

HYPNOTIC POISON Dior. Launched 1998
Perfumer – Annick Menardo. Bottle designer Christian Dior.
Top Notes: Apricot, plum, coconut.
Middle Notes: Jasmine, rose, lily of the valley, rosewood, caraway, tuberose.
Base Notes: sandal wood, Jacaranda wood, vanilla, musk, almond.

GHOSTGhost. launched 2000
Perfumer – Michel Almairac. Bottle designer unknown.
Top Notes: Rose, ambrete seed, hibiscus.
Middle Notes: Jasmine, sandalwood, peach, insense.
Base Notes: Vanilla, musk, amber, apricot.

ANGELThiery Muglar. Launched 1992
Perfumers – Olivier Cresp & Yves De Chiris. Bottle designer Thiery Muglar.
Top Notes: Mandarin, rose, jasmine, bergamot, cassia, melon, coconut, cotton candy.
Middle Notes: Orchid, lily of the valley, honey, apricot, blackberry, plum.
Base Notes: Patchouli, Tonka bean, amber, musk, vanilla, dark chocolate, caramel.

COCO Chanel. Launched 1984.
Perfumer – Jacques Polge. Bottle designer Jacques Helleu.
Top Notes: Mandarin, frangipani, mimosa, angelica.
Middle Notes: Jasmine, orange blossom, Bulgarian rose, cascarilla.
Base Notes: Ambrette seed, opopanax, Tonka, vanilla.

MADEMOISELLE Chanel. Launched 2001.
Perfumer –  Jacques Polge. Bottle designer. unknown.
Top Notes: Orange, bergamot, grapefruit, mandarin.
Middle Notes: Rose, Jasmine, Ylang ylang,  mimosa,lychee.
Base Notes: Patchouli, vetiver, bourbon, vanilla, musk.

DAISY Marc Jacobs. Launched 2007
Perfumer – Alberto Morillas. Bottle designer. unknown.
Top Notes: Ruby red grapefruit, strawberry, violet leaf.
Middle Notes: Jasmine, violet, gardenia.
Base Notes: Cedar wood, light woods, vanilla.

MA VIE  –  Hugo Boss. Launched 2014.
Perfumer – unknown. Bottle designer unknown.
Top Notes: Cactus blossom
Middle Notes: Pink freesia, Rose bud, jasmine.
Base Notes: woods, cedar wood.

GUILTYGucci –  Launched 2010
Perfumer –  unknown. Bottles designer unknown.
Top Notes: Peach, pink pepper.
Middle Notes: Geranium, lilac.
Base Notes: Patchouli, amber.

DIAMONDS Emprio Armani. Launched 2007.
Perfumer –  Thierry Wasser. Bottle designer. unknown
Top Notes: Raspberry, lychee.
Middle Notes: Rose, freesia, Muguet.
Base Notes: Patchouli, cedar, vetiver, Vanilla.

Male Fragrances

COOL WATER – Davidoff. Launched 1988.
Perfumer –  Pierre Bourdon. Bottle designer Peter Schmidt.
Top Notes: Lavender, Coriander, Peppermint, Rosemary, Orange Blossom.
Middle Notes:  Jasmine, Oakmoss, Geranium, Sandalwood, neroli.
Base Notes: Amber, Musk, Sandalwood, Cedar, tobacco.

POUR HOMME Lacoste. Launched 2002.
Perfumer – Claude Dir. Bottle designer. Thierry De Baschmakoff.
Top Notes: Ruby grapefruit, plum, apple.
Middle Notes: Juniper, cinnamon, pink peppercorn, cardamom.
Base Notes: Sandal wood, cedar wood, Jamaican rum, vanilla, musk.
A* MEN – Thierry Muglar. Launched 1996
Perfumer – Jacques Huclier. Designer Thierry Muglar.
Top Notes: Bergamot, Lavender, peppermint, helonial.
Middle Notes: Patchouli, coffee, tar.
Base Notes: Tonka bean, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, musk.POLO BLACK Ralph Lauren. Launched 2005
Perfumer –  Ellen Molner & Pierre Negrin. Bottle designer. unknown.
Top Notes: Iced mango, sage, green notes, lemon.
Middle Notes: Tangerine.
Base Notes: Patchouli, sandal wood, worm wood, tonka bean.1 MILLIONPaco Rabanne. Launched 2008.
Perfumers – Michel Girard, Olivier Pescheux, & Christophe Raynaud. Bottle designer. unknown
Top Notes: Grapefruit, mint, blood orange.
Middle Notes: Rose, cinnamon, spices, blond leather.
Base Notes: Patchouli, amber, white woods.

BOSS  –  Hugo Boss. Launched 1998
Perfumer –  Annick Menardo. Bottle designer. Lutz Herrmann.
Top Notes: Bergamot, cinnamon.
Middle Notes: Geranium, clove, tagate.
Base Notes: Sandal wood, Cedar wood, vetiver, olive wood.

I hope you understand my passion for aromatherapy a little better now 🙂

Sorry if I have not listed your favourite fragrance. All of the above information and more is available at www.basenotes.net & www.frantica.com.