Perfume is a mixture of fragrant, essential oils and aroma compounds, a fixative, and alcohol. It is used to give parts of the human body and sometimes other objects a long-lasting and pleasant smell.
The essential oils are obtained by distillation of flowers, plants, and grasses, such as orange blossom and roses. Extraction by enfleurage is used if distillation is not possible, for example in the case of Jasmin Absolute. Enfleurage is basically extraction by absorption of aroma materials into wax and then extracting the odorous oil with alcohol. Aromatic chemicals are also used. Fixatives, which bind the various fragrances together, include balsams, ambergris, and secretions from the scent glands of civets and musk deer (undiluted, these have
Fruits are a source of many essential vitamins and nutrients, besides being loved for their delightful taste. They contain many important vitamins required for carrying out biochemical reactions crucial for human growth and development. Let’s find out some fruits exuberant with vitamins, which play a significant role in life-sustaining processes.
Vitamins in Fruits
Orange, watermelon, blackberry, peach, kiwi and apple are some of the fruits rich in vitamin A. This vitamin plays a crucial role in cell reproduction and formation of hormones. It is also essential for the stimulation of immune system and improvement of vision and hair growth. Vitamin A also promotes proper growth and development of bones and teeth. Deficiency of this important vitamin can trigger diseases like, night blindness, dryness of skin, weak bone and teeth.
The summer is gone and the trees are slowly dropping the leaves that have lost their green colour and turning yellow and brown. The temperature is falling, the days are getting shorter and the sky is seldom blue. The autumn is moving in. The time has come to change the content of the wardrobe. It is time to replace light summer clothing with warmer sweatshirts, sweaters and jackets. This is not a big issue; simply check out the boutiques and retailer shops near you to see what fashion designers have created for the autumn/winter 2007/8.
Maxi dresses, miniskirts, bell bottoms, jeans in diverse variations and a lot more styled garments have been in and out of the fashion scene. Fashion is more or less part of lifestyle. Even those that are not necessarily fashion-conscious still decide what to wear for a rendezvous. Since centuries, fashion has always played a role in the society. Shakespeare (1564–1616) wrote in his play Hamlet “… For the apparel oft proclaims the man”. In the following report, the fashion collection for winter 2006/2007 by some popular fashion labels are presented.