The Freshest Aromas for Perfume and Cologne
With springtime comes green grass, flowers, and a certain freshness in everything we do, from the clothes we wear to the fragrances that finish off our style. It can be a little difficult to define exactly what it is that makes a fragrance “fresh” compared to any other. While some components are obvious, such as the use of fresher fruit fragrance ingredients as the heart of an aroma, there are other factors such as the brightness of an aroma that also play a critical role.
The type of fruit that is used in a perfume or a cologne obviously indicates a product’s freshness. Perhaps the most notably fresh aromas are citrus and similar types of fruits. Orange aroma, which can be provided by Advanced Biotech’s Natural Octanol, is an obvious fresh choice, as is Natural Citronellal, which provides a lemon-based aroma to a product. Even pineapple can be used to create a bold but fresh aroma in a product.
Of course, grass is one of the key “fresh” aromas, and can be used prominently in both perfumes and colognes (the latter especially) for a fragrance that clearly indicates it is spring. Fragrance ingredients such as Advanced Biotech’s 2-Acetyl Thiazole can be used for a grassy aroma, while other fragrance ingredients such as Natural Green Key and Natural Hexyl Alcohol are an easy way to provide an overall green fragrance note to a product. On the other hand, some fragrances that might seem “fresh”, such as heavy floral aromas, actually have the opposite effect – in large part because of the fact that these days, very floral aromas are often seen as being a bit old-fashioned and stuffy.
The one thing to remember when it comes to freshness is that simpler is almost universally better. The many manufacturers of artisan aromas that have sprung up in recent years make this fragrance factor very easy to see. The blending of just one or two aromas, such as lavender and lemon, can be a great way to create something that is both refreshing and exciting at the same time.