The Attar is a perfume variant that provides an overpowering experience. As the name suggests, smelling it instantly transports you to a flower valley. You might think that perfumes and attars are the same because they are both fragrances, but they are very different.
Attar is a pure perfume oil derived from botanical sources, primarily flowers such as rose, jasmine, and sandalwood, as well as spices, herbs, and barks. Often perfumes on the market contain a high percentage of alcohol, i.e. up to 95%. As a result, their pure fragrance oil content is only a tiny percentage of 5-20%. On the other hand, Attar is a pure perfume free of alcohol and chemicals.
Attars are uniquely formulated, so there are different techniques and tips to apply them correctly that make them last all day long.
- Apply Attar on your pulse points
Generally, Attar is to be applied on some specific points to get the best results. The pulse points are where you should focus your attention. These are the warmest parts of the body that heat up quickly, such as the neck, chest, shoulder, wrists, and inner elbows. The fragrance tends to spread as the temperature increases. With Attars, little goes a long way so that a small amount can cover a large area. You can choose one or two among these areas to focus on. If you are new to Attars, the wrists and neck are the best places to start.
- Layer Attar on top of unscented deodorant
Deodorants are designed to control body odour, which occurs naturally when you sweat. Floral deodorants may feel refreshing in the summer, but when combined with your favourite musk-scented Attar, the combination becomes pungent. It will irritate your nose all day and annoy those around you. This is where unscented deodorants come to the rescue. They control your body odour while not interfering with your Attar fragrance.
- Choose an Attar with a higher concentration
Understanding the ratio of fragrance oil to alcohol allows you to determine how long the fragrance will last on your skin. Eau de perfumes contain a higher concentration of fragrance oil that can last up to 5 hours, whereas Eau de toilettes are less intense and can only last up to 3 hours. On the other hand, attars have the highest concentration of fragrance oil and no alcohol whatsoever; hence, they last anywhere from 6 to 12 hours.
- Remember to use Attar on your clothes
Spraying perfume directly on your clothes is an easier way to make them last longer. In the summer, you can apply Attar on your shirts or tunics and your coat or leather jacket in the winter. To apply attar to your clothes, rub your hands together with the Attar. As a result, your perfume oil will cover a large area, and your clothes will not be ruined. If you’re using a dark-coloured Attar, you should test it on your clothes first.
Now that you know how to apply Attar, go to the “Attars” section and choose from a variety of superb exotic and luxurious Attars that you will adore! There’s a fragrance for everyone at Al-nuaim.