The Only Perfume Cheat Sheet the Clueless Girl Needs to Smell Fresh All Day
Every girl has a go-to fragrance, be it an expensive designer perfume or a trusty drugstore fave. Apart from instantly perking you up and making you smell fresh all day, fragrances are generally a treat for the senses and great to have around in your purse, too. Despite its common use a.k.a. making you smell good, maneuvering through the different kinds and types can leave any girl confused. Eau de parfum? Eau de toilette? All these fancy French terms turning your brain into mush? Don't worry, Candy Girls, because we're here to school you on the basics of fragrances and how you can make the most out of yours, too!
But first, how is it made?
According to an article in Telegraph UK, fragrances are mainly composed of ethanol (a type of alcohol) and an essential oil. The higher the concentration of oils, the more potent, long-lasting, and expensive a fragrance will be. With that in mind, this general concept explains the differences between all the fancy fragrance terms that we've been encountering. (Telegraph UK)
- Perfume/Parfum- This is the most expensive type of fragrance because it has the highest concentration of oils. Get this: the scent of a parfum can last for up to a whole day!
- Eau de parfum- This has the second strongest scent and will last a good 5-8 hours.
- Eau de toilette- This has a mid-range concentration of oils and will last for up to 2-3 hours.
- Cologne/Eau de cologne- This has the weakest and most fleeting scent because it has the least concentration of oils, so it's normally the most affordable in a fragrance line. While a cologne's scent may only be temporary, this serves as a great refresher throughout the day.
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Liquid Fragrances are the most accessible to everyone. These normally come in sprays, drip bottles, tubes, or roller ball bottles. Because of its liquid form, fragrances of these type don't last as long as solid fragrances do, although they're definitely much easier to apply!
Solid fragrances normally come in a waxy, balm-like form, and has a longer staying power than liquid fragrances do. Solid fragrances take more effort to apply as you have to rub it onto your skin (almost like an ointment) in select areas to make sure the scent stays longer. They're more portable than liquid fragrances, too! Some people might not like the waxy consistency of the solid fragrance, but for those who prioritize longer staying power, then this type is the best bet!
Where do we apply our fragrance?
Although the quick spray-and-shimmy is really fun to do, whether you are using a liquid or a solid fragrance, there are select areas on your body that you can target to make your scent last longer. Fragrances stick to clothes very well, so you can still wear your favorite scent even while you're covered up! However, these areas on our body are places where the scent will linger longer, really maximizing the staying potential of your fragrance.
- Wear your fragrance in places that heat up, a.k.a your pulse points such as behind the ears, your wrists, and the back of your knees to get your fragrance staying and smelling better.
- Spray some of your fragrance onto your hair brush and run it through your The scent will delicately envelope each strand for a subtle but long-lasting scent.
- Applying some on your collarbones—especially if they're exposed—will also help in making the scent stay since it acts as a receptacle for the fragrance.
What's your go-to scent? Let's talk fragrance!
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Today, I am sharing my mother's story. I wish my mother was a constant in my life, like an angel who guards you to sleep and comes right there when you called. But angels come back home too, in heaven where they always belonged, and my mother went back a little early. My mother died when I was 13 years old. My last memory of my mother: Letting go when you are not yet ready is a very cruel thing that one has to ever experience. It is a sudden wave of total sadness and desperation crashing into your very core.
On the 28th of July 2013, we went to a resort in Bataan for the employees’ getaway. My parents own a 7-11 franchise, and it had always been a tradition to give their store clerks a get-together every year. I remember very well the last breakfast I had with my mother. The Sunday morning sky was clear and sunny, and the sea was calm and tranquil as we ate our breakfast on a cottage under the tall palm trees. She shared with us a strange dream she had the other night. She dreamt about an unknown woman holding an ice pick chasing her down on a dimly lit street, then she woke up just before the woman could grab her arm. We never knew what that dream exactly meant and now, I wished I never knew its meaning. After breakfast, my family and our employees decided to take a swim at the beach. The day was nice. The morning air may be chilly but the sun’s kiss on our skins gave us warmth. It was perfect. Everything is fine and the tides are low which made it very enjoyable to swim. We swam a little farther from the shore and we stopped to the point where the water reached our shoulders. We were talking about the good things in life and reminiscing the good old days. Those are the things that I’ve always loved about my family because I never had a meaningless conversation with them.
A few moments later, we heard a panicking call for help from one of our store clerks. It was Rachel. She was struggling to keep her head above water. She was already drowning but the odd thing was, she was only a few feet away from us. At first, we thought she was just playing around until we felt the sand in our toes dissolving like powder. It felt like as if the seafloor submerged deeper. I remembered sighting the shore and it seemed so close yet very far away. We were all panicking at that time. No one knew how to swim except my mother so without having second thoughts she swam towards Rachel and called out to my father, “Yung mga anak mo! Dalhin mo sa pampang yung mga anak mo!” and I never thought I already heard my mother’s last words to my father. I was paddling like a dog, gasping for air, as I say a little prayer to God to take us all back to safety. I felt my father grabbing our swimsuits, trying to lift our bodies so we can breathe even though he was also struggling to keep himself alive. Once I felt my toes touch the ground, there came a veil of relief that covered my whole body. As soon as my father and my sister made it to the shore we started calling out for help. There were no lifeguards on duty at that time, no personnel, nor guards. I saw my mother already floating in her stomach. We sighted a boat sailing nearby, we waved our hands and called for their attention. They almost ignored us because they cannot comprehend what we were trying to relay but the good thing was a passenger in the boat noticed my mother and Rachel in the water.
My mother’s body was laid on the shore. She was unconscious and her whole body was pale as white. My father performed CPR but my mother couldn’t get the water come out of her mouth because the food she ate earlier got stuck in her throat and blocked the passage. A concerned tourist offered his car to deliver my mom in a nearby health center or a clinic of some sort since the hospital was miles away from the beach and she needs immediate care. My father told us to stay in the hotel room and prepare mom’s belongings so that if she wakes up she has fresh clothes to change into. My sister and I finished packing our things and waited for our father to pick us up from the hotel. I was crying and I couldn’t stop myself because I was afraid to lose my mother. I couldn’t imagine what my life would be if I lose her that day. Moments lasted until we heard a knock on the door and it was my father, crying, and apologizing to us. He hugged me and my sister tightly and saying, “Sorry, anak, sorry hindi na uuwi si mommy, sorry hindi ko nasagip si mommy”. And that was the moment I felt sinking into the ground. I never knew what to feel at first. I was numb because my worries were now actually a reality that I have to live in. I was at shock because I am now one of the kids in those cliche teleseryes who lost a mother at an early age. We went to the health center to settle everything. The clinic was very small and it sure did lack equipment. He told us to stay in the car. I wanted to see my mom, but I know he never wanted us to see her like that. I didn’t know what to feel. I was having high anxiety levels that my stomach is churning and I wanted to vomit. I got off the car and entered the health center to find the restroom. When I was finding my way around, I passed by the emergency room. I saw my mother lying in a foldable bed, lifeless, her hands dangling from the side of the bed, she has violet bruises on her skin, and her body was partially covered with a white towel.
That is when it sunk into me that she’s dead and never coming back. My father asked the others to just commute back to Manila because what we need right now is comfort from our family. The drive back home was one of the most painful memory I had as a kid. My father was in the steering wheel crying his eyes out. We drove from Bataan to Pampanga. We went home to my grandmother’s house, the nearest house that we can call “home” because how are we still going to be “home” without her?
Once we reached Pampanga, we stopped over to the gas station and my father made some calls to our loved ones to tell them that my mother passed away. He then called my aunt to help him arrange for the funeral. We got home and my grandmother hugged us and told us to get some rest. Already tired of crying, I went to sleep for a while. I woke up and for a second, I thought everything that happened the other day was all just a dream. That she was there in Manila, sitting on the couch reading some furniture magazine, waiting for us to go home. But that’s how cruel life is, right? I got up and weirdly, I felt sands in the bed. It was gray, just like the ones on the beach. I thought maybe it was just dirt but it was a fair amount to believe that maybe she visited us before she left. - ?
- The part of how I conquered the grief of her passing is shared in my personal blog. I felt the need to share my story with everyone since she's the woman I look up to. Feel free to visit my personal blog too when you have the time. I love writing my stories. Thank You! link: http://qkathreece.wixsite.com/kathreecequizon/post/breaking-waves
Hello! Sharing my first story in Wattpad!
TITLE: Whisper to the Stars AUTHOR: https://www.wattpad.com/user/withniji
GENRE: Teen Fiction/Romance STORY LINK: https://my.w.tt/Y3HeLPe9K7
Description: Ingrid Gianna "Gigi", a breadwinner of her family, has kept her feelings hidden for Hayme, her long time high school crush, because she has too much responsibilities in life; believing that she has no time for love. But, no matter how hard she tries to suppressed it for years, fate always finds its way....like it was already written in the stars.