- Solid perfume
Solid perfumes or cream perfumes are perfumes in solid rather than the more common liquid form. Historically, ointment-like unguents have been used as a type of solid perfume since Egyptian times. Normally the substance that gives the cream its base comes from a type of wax that is initially melted. Once melted, a scent/or several scents may be added and then further developed until the cream base reaches the desired consistency. Solid perfumes have seen a resurgence in recent years.
Solid perfume is used either by rubbing your finger against it and then onto skin, or dipping a cotton swab into it and then onto your skin. Sometimes solid perfume can take more time for the deeper notes to come out than an Eau de Toilette spray perfume.
The latest solid perfumes are designed as handbag essentials and a more compact way of making perfume more portable. Examples like Ormonde Jayne's Sugar Butter Solid Perfume uses a base of polysacharides to create a balm with a highly concentrated perfume.
- Mandy Aftel, Scents & Sensibilities: Creating Solid Perfumes for Well-Being, Gibbs Smith, 2005, ISBN 1-58685-738-X
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