Perfumes at War - synthetic scents vs natural scents
The war between natural scents and synthetic scents.
First of all, I think it's safe to say that the majority of us loves a good perfume fragrance and even more so when we're actually the one wearing it.
So what's the issue?
I just want to smell nice!
Well, apparently there's a big issue between using the two and here's why...
|Environment & Health Impact|
Each individual's skin is different, so longevity of a fragrance on a person will vary but generally;
So we have:
Natural perfumes, that are growing in popularity but have also said to have their downsides when it comes to the environment.
Synthetic perfumes, although being stronger, longer lasting and varying greatly in scents, are being exposed for their toxicity.
So what are we to do for a good scent?
Oh but wait!
Did you know that there is a third option?
Fragrance-free you say!
Well for those of you that prefer to just enjoy the all natural body fragrance of a person, you could be onto something.
Now...I don't mean that negative body scent that diffuses itself as B.O.....no no no!
We are talking about that all natural human being body scent known as pheromones.
Apparently, the best fragrance could be the all-natural pheromone scent of a human being. It's the most natural fragrance known to man, it's actually what is supposed to attract you to a person.
It's out there, it's totally completely and utterly free and you've already got it.
Truth be told...
I used to buy your usual name brand expensive high street perfumes. I especially liked receiving them as gifts at birthday and Christmas times but over time and as I got older I wasn't reacting very well to them when they came into contact with my skin.
The worst reactions I had was on my chest where I would break out in big itchy rashes that travelled down my arms, sometimes broke my skin, lasted for days and left scars and dark patches once it went away.
This lead to me eventually giving away unopened perfumes as gifts, dwindling down my perfume collection and making sure that not one spritz spray drop touched my skin when using the ones that I had left.
But then discovered my options...
I just prefer to make my own. I prefer a combination of both synthetic and natural fragrances, with the natural ingredients outweighing the synthetic ingredients by far.
I love the scents and health benefits of a natural fragrance but then I also like the varieties of scents and longevity of a synthetic fragrance, so I combine a selection of scent notes of the two with the synthetic notes giving just a kick boost to the fragrance and when properly diluted unique parfums are created. Even with the low percentage of synthetic notes used, I don't have any negative reactions.
The fragrances seem lighter, cleaner and fresher, not overpowering and suit me just fine.
So there you have it!
Many factors play a part in the decision on the perfume path one wants to take.
Natural, synthetic or good ol' pheromones? At the end of the day, it all comes down to personal preference.
Your choice! You decide!