DICTIONARY: E - F


Earthy perfumes

Wiki: Earthy perfumes

Perfumes with woody, mossy, leather notes, warm, dry smelling.

Eau (perfumery)

Wiki: Eau (perfumery)

Perfumes diluted to certain extent for final use in cosmetics. Generally we distinguish 3 types of dilution. Every dilution is connected with specifically use and purpose.

EdC Eau de cologne 2-5% perfume oil least concentrated.

EdT Eau de Toilette 3-15% perfume compound.

EdP Eau de Parfum 10-15% perfume oil heaviest of Eaus.

Enfleurage

Wiki: Enfleurage

A process that uses odorless fats that are solid at room temperature to capture the fragrant compounds exuded by plants. The process can be cold or hot enfleurage. Process is very time and work consuming and is rarely executed today.

Esprit de Parfum (ESdP)

Fragrantica: Esprit de Parfum (ESdP)

15-30% aromatic compounds, a seldom used strength concentration in between EdP and perfume. Most known from Dior’s DUNE.

Evaporation

Wiki: Evaporation

Process of changing from liquid to vapor. Evaporation can be applied under vacuum to get lover temperatures to avoid decomposition of volatile ingredients.

Exclusives / Exclusifs
Extrait

Fragrantica: Extrait

Extract of perfume that has 15-45% compound in an alcohol base.

Extraction

Wiki: Extraction

Refers to extraction of aromatic compounds from raw materials using methods of distillation, solvent extraction expression or enfleurage. The results of extracts are either essential oils, absolutes, concretes or butters, depending on the amount of waxes in the extracted compound. We can use different solvents for extraction from gases to liquids and fats.

Factice

Oversize or normal sized display bottle usually filled with coloured liquid (also rubber vessel).

Fecal

Fragrantica: Fecal

“Pure indole the one which is indeed present in feces and also in small part present in white flowers (such as predominantly jasmine, gardenia, tuberose & orange blossom to a lesser degree; but also know in honeysuckle and lilac, technically not white flowers at all) doesn’t really smell of poop in isolation“. Quoted from article by Elena Vosanaki.

Some ouds can also smell barnyard or fecal.

Fixative

The ingredient in a perfume which prolongs the life of the odor improving and fortifying it.

Floral

Fragrance type, characteristic of specific flower or blend of several flowers.

Flacon

Non spray version of perfume bottle.

Flanker

Sequel perfumes released over time usually a variation on the original.

Fougere

Fern-like, one of the main families into which modern perfumes are classified. They centre on herbacious accords, notes like Oakmoss lavender, courmarin and woods.

Fraghead

Person with an intense interest in perfume and all things related, may be very knowledgeable on the subject.

Fragrance Family

Fragrances constructed in a similar manner with key ingredient Combinations.

Fragranticans

Members who make up the community of Fragrantica.

Fresh

Invigorating nature-inspired fragrance usually green or citrus note.

Full bottle worthy

Perfume that's been tested and considered good enough to purchase a bottle.