Key Natural Ingredients used in Perfumes
Perfumes are made up of a variety of natural ingredients. These ingredients can be grouped into three categories: the base, the middle and the top notes. The base is usually a combination of oils, extracts, or resins that form the foundation for the scent and provide long-lasting fragrance. The middle notes are typically floral scents such as jasmine or rose that provide more complexity to perfume. The top notes are what we smell first when we apply perfume and give an initial burst of the fragrance before fading away.
The natural ingredients used in perfumes are plant extracts, oils and animal extracts. Plant extracts help to create a perfume's signature scent. These can range from lavender to jasmine, depending on the desired smell. Essential oils are also extracted from plants and flowers, then mixed with a carrier oil like coconut oil or almond oil to create a perfume. Animal products are often used for their musky smell or because they have a strong odour that is hard to replicate artificially. Musk is made from the gland of the deer or musk oxen, while civet is extracted from the civet cat. These ingredients in perfumes give them a richer and more complex scent than artificial ingredients do.
Many people believe that using natural ingredients in their perfume will make their skin healthier because they contain fewer chemicals and toxins than artificial fragrances do. The scent of natural ingredients also lasts longer than artificial fragrances, which is another reason why many people prefer them over synthetic scents.
These ingredients provide the perfume with its scent and can also play a significant role in the perfume’s longevity. The best way to find the right natural ingredients for your perfume is by researching and experimenting.
Some of the most popular natural ingredients for perfumes include:
- Lavender - Ylang Ylang
The ingredients sourced from nature used in perfumes are relatively safer for the human skin. Some of these perfumes made using natural ingredients may not have a strong performance as compared to their artificial counterparts. But Birra’s attar collection especially the premium Wasifs is a seamless blend of natural ingredients surprisingly giving a strong performance and an everlasting essence.