Monday, January 11, 2010
DELICIOUS PERFUMES BY TOKYO MILK
The word perfume used today derives from the Latin "per fumum", meaning through smoke. In ancient times people used herbs and spices, like almond, coriander, myrtle, conifer resin, bergamot, as well as flowers. By the 18th century, aromatic plants were being grown in France to provide the growing perfume industry with raw materials. Even today, France remains the center of the European perfume design and trade. Through the advancement of the perfume industry, we now have technology to mimic almost any scent whether it is geranium, vetiver, or tuberose. I have always been intrigued by perfume and how it is made. Most fragrances are created by a principle if using 3 notes. The first is the "top note" which is used to create the initial impression of a perfume. The second is the "middle note" which is considered the heart or main body. The middle note acts as a mask to hide the often unpleasant scent of the top note. The third is the "base note" which brings depth and solidity to a perfume.
Today I was shopping with my mom and sister in Santa Monica and I came across the perfume line Tokyo Milk. I had seen it before. They initially attracted my attention because of the cute packaging and the perfume notes written right on the bottle. In fact, I got so caught up in trying all of their lovely fragrances that I couldn't make a decision. They come in 1.0 bottles and sell for $28.00 Here are some of their best sellers.
Notes include Tobacco, Tea Leaves, Amberwood and Autumn Apple
Notes include Mandarin, Tuberose, Gardenia and Vetiver
I have been wearing this one all day and it smells amazing. Notes include Deep Vanilla, exotic wood, White Orchid and Ebony.