Perfumes, Deodorants And Body Mists - What's The Difference?
All humans perspire. When this perspiration gets mixed with bacteria in the air and on our bodies, body odor is formed. Nobody likes body odor. It doesn't matter if you are dressed in the most fashionable clothes and are perfectly groomed; if you stink, none of the other stuff matters, because people will only notice the stench. To solve this problem, regular bathing is a must. However, one can't spend all day in the shower. That's where perfumes, etc come into play. These pleasant scents help mask the odor and keep us smelling and feeling fresh all day long. But, with the different types of scents available in the market it's easy to get confused about which one is the one you need. That is why we have this article to tell you the differences between perfumes, deodorants and body mists - the three basic kinds of scents available in the market.
Perfumes are fragrant liquids made out of a mixture of aromatic scents and oils and alcohol components. These scents and oils are extracted from flowers, herbs, spices etc. and are present in high concentration in perfumes. Out of a hundred, nearly 15-25% of a perfume contains these fragrant extracts while the rest is made up of alcohol and water.
Perfumes tend to last longer than a deodorant or body mist. It also costs more per bottle because of its concentrated formula and lasting qualities. A perfume is meant to be applied on the clothes and in some parts of the body like the wrists, behind the ears and neck. It is used sparingly and is not meant to be sprayed all over the body.
A perfume just gives scent; it cannot replace an antiperspirant.
A body mist, which is also known as a body splash or body spray, is a lot like a perfume. But, unlike perfumes they do not contain that high a percentage of fragrant oils. A body splash is a much milder version of a perfume. As such, it is sprayed on the skin directly rather than on your clothes.
As it is much milder it wears off much sooner than a perfume, and will require you to spray it multiple times through the day. It also costs lesser than a perfume does.
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A deodorant is a liquid spray that is primarily meant to mask the body odor and some also serve as antiperspirant. An antiperspirant is a substance that is mostly applied to the underarms to reduce or prevent perspiration. Deodorants also come in more physical forms than one. You will find deodorants in the form of a spray, a gel, a solid stick and a liquid roll on.
As compared to perfumes, in deodorants you will find only 6-15% of fragrant oils. Deodorants that do not contain antiperspirant properties are generally meant to be sprayed directly onto various areas of the body, while those that are antiperspirant deodorants are meant for the underarms alone.
We hope that this article has helped clear your doubts regarding perfumes, deodorants and body mists and now you can make a well understood purchase the next time around.