Perfum -"Per Fumum" Latin meaning "through the smoke".
Michael by Michael Kors is a Floral Woody Musk fragrance for women. Top notes are freesia, incense, chinese osmanthus and tamarind; middle notes are tuberose, iris, peony, orris root and arum lily; base notes are musk, cashmere wood and vetiver.
Perfum -"Per Fumum" Latin meaning "through the smoke". In ancient times, fragrant resins were burned as incense offerings. That was the origin. Today, we understand perfume to be a solution containing 30 % to 15% perfume oil and 70% to 85% alcohol, respectively. What happened to perfumes between the origin and today? What is the secret? OIL. The answer is oil-based perfumes. If you’ll think back through history, some of the precious gifts of Kings, Queen and other nobility were perfume oils. Even Jesus was brought oils of frankincense and myrrh. Understand that oil penetrates any porous material (e.g. paper, wood, hair, skin, etc.); therefore, oil-based perfumes will penetrate the skin, causing the fragrance to stay. Alcohol is a drying agent. Alcohol dries (evaporates) from the most porous material within a short period of time