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Perfumes and Fragrances - You Smell Terrific!

written by: pantera182
 
Perfumes have been around for millennia, as humans have always loved to smell nice. Check out these facts.

Question 1:


What is the literal meaning of the Latin phrase 'per fumum' from which the modern word 'perfume' originated?
Through fire
Through smoke
Inside a haze
Under a veil

Question 2:


In what European country did the first modern perfume originate in 1370?
Italy
Hungary
France
Poland

Question 3:


What type of fragrance by standard consists of 10-20% aromatic compounds?
Eau de Cologne
After shave
Eau de Parfum
Eau de Toilette

Question 4:


The combination of which perfume notes comprises the so-called main theme of a perfume?
Top and middle notes
Top, middle and base notes
Top and base notes
Middle and base notes

Question 5:


To what perfume category do vanilla fragrances belong according to the modern classification of scents?
Aquatic
Fruity
Ozonic
Gourmand

Question 6:


This fruit does not yield the expected scent when extracted and achieving its aroma requires the use of synthetic substitutes.
Apple
Strawberry
Cherry
All of these

Question 7:


What animal produces the aromatic ambergris that is used for the preparation of flavors and perfumes?
Asian deer
Water buffalo
Moose
Sperm whale

Question 8:


What is the common name used to refer to synthetic musk used as an ingredient in perfumes and other fragrances?
Vain musk
Light musk
All of these
White musk

Question 9:


What shouldn't perfumes and fragrances be exposed to in order to preserve their properties longer?
Heat
All of these
Light
Oxygen

Question 10:


What name is sometimes used to refer to perfumers, the experts who compose perfumes?
Brez
Nez
Trez
Pez

 


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