Day: July 24, 2019

11 Mindblowing Facts About Perfume11 Mindblowing Facts About Perfume

The art of creating perfumes dates back to Egyptian times and has gone through some pretty interesting transformations since then. We’ve gathered nine of the most mindblowing facts about perfumes for your reading pleasure, so keep flipping through!

1. Strange Beginnings: Ambergris is one of the most valuable raw materials in perfumery, used as an ingredient with a smell that’s described as ocean-y and sweet. It also happens to be produced in the intestines of sperm whales—who knew whale vomit could be so fragrant? Nowadays, perfumes like Dolce & Gabbana’s Light Blue Escape to Panarea ($75) include synthetic versions of this rare ingredient.

2. You’re Spraying It Wrong: You hair—not your skin—might actually be the best place to spray perfume. Because of your scalp’s oiliness, it will actually keep scent longer than your skin will. Also, because it’s always in motion, it can actually diffuse the scent more easily.…