For any modern consumer, safety is the initial and primary concern regarding any cosmetic or personal care product and people carefully do research before applying a product on their hair, skin, and especially their faces.
This is why celebrity endorsements are the go-to in the cosmetic industry, because it builds the brand by fostering trust among consumers. Usually though, packaging is regarded as the number one attraction, followed by the odor, since it is very essential in creating a positive or negative opinion about a cosmetic or personal care product.
As the old saying goes: One size never fits all. So every item in the same production company/line that works well with a specific range of scents might not work with another product in the market. However, the following personal care and cosmetic products usually works well in tandem with a variety of fragrances.
Creating wonderfully fragrant soaps comes from a tasteful mixing of essential oils. The choices are as numerous and it is easy to get overwhelmed, so making a selection requires both mindfulness and a lot of time.
The reason essential oils work so well in the making of soap is because they emit distinctive aromas and contain therapeutic aspects, which means they contain chemical compounds that is similar with the compounds found in soaps. A number of these benefits are targeting the olfactory aspect, because just like in soap production, emission of aroma must be independent of the topical application. In a way, it must emit a smell, with or without skin contact.
In the modern world, body odor is a no-no and it is actually deemed rude and unprofessional to show up at a place, or to socialize if you are smelling badly, not to mention unhygienic. Hence, deodorants have become a normal part of everyone’s daily hygiene routine, right after taking a shower. Hence, deodorants are often sporting a variety of fragrances from musky to floral to a simple, clean scent.
Botanicals and herbs are frequently used in deodorants because they appeal to customers who want more natural products, because underarm allergies are really common with more synthetic-based products. Fragrance’s ingredients include: aloe, cucumber, green tea, or lemongrass, which are refreshing and naturally bad odor-fighting. Botanical ingredients leave authentic scents of the earth, all musky and warm. Organic and all-natural formulations are also getting popular.
3. Facial creams and lotions
Firms manufacturing facial creams and lotions often focus on the fragrance aspect as much as they care about the skin benefits of their products, because this requires topical application, scent is given a lot of importance by the consumers.
Floral scents, such as essential rose oil or rose water, are extremely popular in creams and lotions because they truly capture the flower’s delicate odor. Another fragrance worthy of mention is manuka honey, which stems in the blossoms of a bush that can only be found in New Zealand, which even contain antibacterial compounds. This expensive honey also have skin anti-fungal and antiseptic properties that can help to give skin a youthful appearance.
The power of lipstick, both the visual and fragrance aspect, is no secret to the cosmetic manufacturers. Today, there are lots of color and scent alternatives, but there does appear to be a developing trend towards darker, more dramatic lip colors, while some popular aromas are floral and fruity.
Warm, heavy, and aromatic vera is frequently used as a high note in lipsticks because of its own unique and sharp odor tone. Neroli lends a light, somewhat orange, and intimate floral middle odor note to some lipstick scent. Sweet, powerful, wealthy, foliage floral, and green, narcissus works well in many lipsticks. Musk and vanilla function are also used as lovely base notes.
Many fragrance mixes have become more and more popular including the the musky, metallic and earthy mix, the vanilla sweet, cozy, reassuring tone, and the more floral, clean, and innocent scent note (but maybe not so innocent if mixed with a dark lipstick, but that’s okay too!).
Creators of shampoos are well aware that chosen essential oils should both appeal to the sense of smell and meet the requirements of specific hair types. They are most effective when they operate in tandem with specific hair categories. If the hair is dry, chamomile, rosewood, and palmarosa function as moisturizing agents.
Essential oils also help cure problems such as thinning hair or an itchy scalp plus they add shine to the hair along with a fresh scent into the shampoo. Other essential oils include: thyme, birch, sandalwood and parsley for fragile hair types, and yarrow, lemon, while Roman chamomile and rose oils encourage hair growth and minimize hair loss.