Most of us are accustomed to using perfume by pressing on a dispenser of the stylish glass bottles, though we have undeservedly forgotten about solid perfumes in their elegant little boxes. Solid perfume compositions were at the origins of olfactory art. It was specifically in a solid form that fragrances arose hundreds of years ago and, most likely, will last for the same amount of time, because their composition does not harm an environment and a human body.
The base for the manufacture of dry fragrances are solid vegetable oils, most often coconut, jojoba and shea butter. In combination with them, beeswax, propolis or other astringent components are added to provide a firm consistency. The perfume composition itself consists of essential or aromatic oils, such as musk, amber or frankincense, with the addition of dried herbs or flowers. Thus, unlike volatile fragrances containing an alcohol base and preservatives that can provoke allergic reactions on the body, solid perfumes are more natural in their composition and manufacturing technique.
The natural composition of solid perfumes minimizes the possibility of allergies and fragrance weathering, even during long-term storage. The stable formula without water automatically extends the shelf life and safety of using such a perfume. In addition, dry perfumes are convenient to use, as they can be taken with you even on trips and in the cabin of an airplane, in a carry-on luggage. A small pea sized portion of a balm applied with fingertips to areas that throb — wrists, inside of the elbow, behind the ears and décolleté — will provide a fragrant sillage for hours. An important feature of solid perfumes today is the ability to refill their contents without the need to replace the perfume box itself.
High-quality solid perfume compositions have all the chances of becoming a beauty must-have for modern fashionistas these days!