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Types of Perfume Oils

on August 20, 2021
TYPES OF PERFUME OILS



Perfume oils are the fundamental component of any scent. Traditionally, perfumers create these oils through the process of extraction from flowers and plants. However, in recent times, many perfume oils are produced synthetically in laboratories.


At JYCTY, we use the best luxury perfume oils to ensure our fragrances are vegan and cruelty-free. Our oils are alcohol-free too, making them kinder to your skin.

How Different Perfume Oil Types are Made

Perfume oils are created with several methods. The main processes are:

Extraction: Extraction is one of the most widely used methods of drawing out the scent for perfume oils. The ingredients are added to solvents at low temperatures until they absorb the fragrances from the plants or flowers.

Distillation: Distillation is another popular method of extracting essential oils. This method submerges plants and flowers in water, boils them, and collects the natural oils that form as the steam condenses.

Expression: Expression is the process used to collect perfume oils from citrus fruit. This method works by pressing oils out of the fruit rind.

Perfume Oil Types

There are thousands of different perfume oil types or notes. Here is a list of some of the most popular notes found in modern perfume oils.

Ambergris: Ambergris, also called grey amber, is a waxy substance produced in the digestive system of sperm whales. It has a distinct marine odour. However, these days it is synthesized from clary sage under the name ambroxide. As the cruelty-free ambroxide, it can be found in many of the world's most loved masculine scents, like our impression of Green Irish Tweed or Aventus.

Bergamot: This sharp and tangy oil comes from the inedible bergamot orange. It is used in several perfumes to provide a citrus top note, like our original scent, Ride Or Die.

Cedarwood: Cedarwood is distilled from the bark, needles, and berries of the North American cedar. It has a distinctive woody scent and is used as a base in many men's perfumes. An excellent example of this fragrance oil is found in our original, Santalum Soul, which combines cedarwood with sandalwood to make an intriguing woody scent.

Galbanum: Galbanum is an aromatic gum resin from the Persian plant Ferula gummosa. It has a strong earthy scent, with green and woody accords. Galbanum can be found in the vegetative heart notes of Our Impression Of Pure White.

Gardenia: Gardenia is a flowering plant from the coffee family. It is a rich and powerful scent that works well with other more delicate notes. You can find gardenia in lots of great scents, like our Impression of Love Don't Be Shy.

Ginger: Ginger is a plant originating in Maritime Southeast Asia. It's a warm and spicy oil that adds a unique dimension to modern perfumes. An excellent example of using ginger as a fragrance oil is found in our original Happy Valley Perfume.

Hyacinth: Hyacinth is the fragrance oil derived from spring-blooming eastern Mediterranean perennial. The scent of this oil is sweet and floral. Hyacinth can be found in several fragrances, including Our Impression of Chance.

Jasmine: Jasmine is one of the most beloved fragrance oils. Found in many designer perfumes, this strong and powerful perfume is used to significant effect in our original Floral Rain.

Lavender: Lavender is a distinctive fragrance oil that is derived from plants found all around the world. It's widely used in various fragrances, candles, and detergents because of its pleasant floral aroma. A great example of a calming lavender scent is our original Soothing Lavender.

Patchouli: Patchouli is a native Southeast Asian plant from the mint family. It is an earthy, woody and musky scent that is found in many exotic and oriental fragrances. Our impressions of Ombre Leather and Straight to Heaven are good examples of perfumes containing patchouli.

Rose: Rose is one of the finest of perfume oils. It takes thousands of rose petals to extract one pound of perfume oil. Rose perfume oils are popular notes that can be used in several ways, such as our Impression of Flowerbomb or our original Lust For Life.

Sage: Sage perfume oils are made from the perennial, flowering sage shrub. Originating from the Mediterranean, this member of the mint family has been naturalized all across the world. It's a strong, musky smell with a touch of mint. Some of the more popular perfumes that sage oil is used in are our impressions of Hamptons and Luna Rosa.

Tobacco Leaf: Tobacco leaf is becoming one of the more fashionable oils in modern perfumery. Somewhat bitter and somewhat sweet, it gives fragrances a woody, exotic profile. Our Impression Of Tobacco Vanille is a fine example of using tobacco as a top note to create a rich and striking scent.
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