Perfume Analysis: categories

Fragrance analysis.

Perfumes are these complex buildings where technique and creativity play an important role. Almost every human being use – or, at least, used – a perfume in the course of their lives; they can be critical in some situations (like a job interview or a dating) as they can be used in the most ordinary way.

People often like one or two perfumes at the same time and their tastes might take some years to change, one can be attached to a particular fragrance for an entire lifetime; this happens not only because he or she likes the fragrance but because of its olfactory memorythe set of good memories this fragrance brings forward. 

All fragrances are made of a composition of ingredients sourced mainly from plants, fruits, woods and aldehydes (chemically designed ingredients). 


Sillage is the trail of scent release when someone goes from one point to another. This fragrance feature comes from either the concentration (Eau de Toilette, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Cologne...) or from the composition (heavy elements increase sillage and more volatile ingredients decrease sillage).

To increase you perfume sillage we recommend to apply it to your body parts that spread further, like hair, arms and, possibly, legs. Spraying perfume to the back of the ears, pulse points and back knees helps to increase sillage.


Longevity measures the time you can distinguish two ingredients from your perfume, after spraying it. Longevity is also affected by perfume concentration and composition but one can increase or decrease perfume longevity by using it properly.


Perfumes have a very specific production process and it has its own ecological footprint. At JOSE CANDIDO we are strongly committed to reduce it. 

To reduce this footprint we are investigating on the Ecological weight of each perfume by measuring its composition - one knows that cedarwood is ecological lighter than Brazilian Rosewood - and concentration. 

The end value is defined by all these components.