Perfume oils have been used by people for hundreds of years but have become more trendy in the last couple of years. Who wouldn’t want to spritz themselves with water infused with a lovely, refreshing scent? In 2016, many people have realised that oil-based scents last much longer than those that are alcohol based and they don’t dry out your skin either.
It might only be October but the skincare industry is already excited about what 2017 has in store for perfume oils and precious oils. The perfume oil of 2016 has arguably been Viktor & Rolf’s iconic Flowerbomb, with many commenting that it packs more punch than their perfume version. Blogger Ms. True Happiness wrote in her review: “When you’re wearing a scent as notable as Flowerbomb, you don’t want it to last only a few hours, right?! That’s where this precious oil comes in. This product is a perfume oil which has a more concentrated amount of fragrance “per drop”, for lack of a better description. Essentially, this oil is more potent. When I wear this fragrance I definitely smell the notes of sambac jasmine, cattleya orchid, and ballerina freesia bloom.”
Other popular products this year have included Urban Outfitters Petal Perfume Oil, Malin + Goetz Dark Rum Perfume Oil and Narciso Rodriguez Musc Oil Parfum. Popular blogger Behind the Mirror is a huge fan of the Urban Outfitters Petal Perfume Oil, even though she doesn’t normally wear much scent or perfume. She titled her review ‘A fragrance that surprised me’ and confessed to her readers: “Urban Outfitters Rose Petals, Peony, and Bergamot Perfume Oil is infused with real rosebuds and because of the oversized roller ball it is easy to put on in a rush. I have become a little addicted as of late. It has a beautiful bottle that is pretty enough to pull out of your bag anywhere. The best part is that perfume oil isn’t expensive so it is a harmless addiction.”
So what trends can we expect to see in 2017? The industry is expecting more perfume oil versions of hit perfumes and at a price point that makes them affordable to the masses. However, there will also be a rise in people taking the direct route and making their own scents by buying perfume oil and precious oil from the likes of Zanos who have an extensive range of natural and synthetic absolutes.