Find out what’s in your perfume
Do you know where all of the ingredients found in your favorite perfume come from? Read your label, but know that it doesn’t tell you everything . You will discover that it’s not as obvious as it seems . In fact , the source of some of those mesmerizing scents in your favorite perfume are rather unpleasant . Read on to find out what could be lurking in your perfume bottle …
That popular scent you know and love is a potent red-brown substance secreted by male musk deer ; however real musk is rarely used today since these endangered deer are killed to get it. Nowadays, perfumers opt for synthetic raw materials in place of natural musk.
Thought your jasmine fragrance came straight from the actual flower ? You might be surprised to learn that many perfumes and fragrances that claim to contain jasmine are actually using a synthetic material . Indole, which is derived from coal tar ( yes , coal tar ! ) has a sweet flowery scent in small concentrations. It’s scent is very similar to jasmine, so perfumers use it as a cheap and readily available substitute . Strange but true !
Did you ever wonder how some perfumes get their unique scent? Perfumes are filled with many weird and wonderful ingredients . These include musk, honeycomb , castoreum ( secretions from beavers ) , civet ( pungent , nauseating fecal matter from exotic civet cats ) and ambergris , aka whale vomit ! Wait, before you toss your entire perfume collection you should know in modern times, synthetics are often used for ethical and financial reasons.
Speaking of whale vomit , perfumer use ambergris because of its sweet , earthy scent. It has the ability to enhance other fragrances . You can usually find the authentic kind will in expensive perfumes , while less expensive perfumes often use a synthetic .
Synthetic fragrance oils
Most of us prefer using body sprays and perfumes that contain more natural ingredients than man-made , but the truth is that MANY perfumes are made with synthetic fragrance oils . Manufacturers like to use them because they are cheap to produce and allow for many different fragrance combinations .
Let us know which ingredient you find most shocking ?