Great Scent Quiz
1 What part of the iris do perfumers use in fragrance creation? (hint: it isn’t the flower)
2 How long does a spritz of eau de parfum typically last?
3 What Hollywood acting legend broke all Canadian fragrance sales records when she made a personal appearance at The Bay in downtown Toronto in 1993?
4 Name two fragrances by pop star Justin Bieber?
5 What fragrance bottle design was inspired by a gift from Gianni Versace to his sister, Donatella?
6 What is the average number of fragrances a woman owns in North America?
7 What industry most influences the creation of new fragrance notes and ingredients?
8 What iconic actress once famously said the only thing she wore to bed was a drop of perfume?
9 Classic perfume construction is based on a pyramid shape of top, middle and base notes. Where do you find the floral ingredients such as rose, peony, iris, ylang ylang and lily of the valley?
10 How long will a fragrance stay fresh once you open it?
11 What is the most challenging and difficult part of creating a new perfume?
12 How much does it cost to develop and perfect a unique fragrance bottle design?
13 Name six fruits in the citrus scent category?
14 What French Royal demanded that he be presented with a new fragrance each morning?
15 Solid perfumes were very popular during Victorian times. Where did women wear them?
16 Name five white flowers used in perfumery.
17 Tuberose, one of the most popular floral ingredients today, has a misleading name. It actually isn’t related to the rose at all. What other flower is it closely associated to?
18 Pink pepper is a popular ingredient in perfumes this decade. What does it smell like?
19 Where did the Sultans of Persia place scented rose petals?
20 When a perfumer describes a scent as “oriental”, what does that mean?
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- the roots. They are harvested and hung to dry for 2 to 3 years before being processed into a fine powder
- 4 hours
- Elizabeth Taylor
- Someday & Girlfriend
- Yellow Diamond
- The food industry. The biggest manufacturers of fragrance are actually food development companies that invent new flavourings for restaurants and packaged food brands.
- Marilyn Monroe
- Middle or heart notes
- 12 months. After that, the floral and citrus notes start to slowly break down
- Finding a name that hasn’t been registered or trademarked around the world. The name must be available in all countries for a global launch.
- Upwards of $1 million
- Bergamot, lemon, mandarin, orange, grapefruit, sweet lime, yuzu
- Napoleon III. He refused to ever wear the same fragrance twice and was thus responsible for creating the modern French fragrance industry.
- In broaches which they pinned to their jackets and coats. Perfumed jewellery was very popular at the turn of the century.
- Orange blossom, jasmine, magnolia, tuberose, ylang ylang
- Pink pepper smells like rose. It isn’t spicy like black pepper used in cooking.
- They would pad their mattresses with rose petals to create a beautiful scent while they slept.
- It means the scent is spicy and ambery. The oriental family of scents is characterized by its warmth and sensuality. You’ll often find ingredients such as incense, vanilla, benzoin (smells like caramel), patchouli and bergamot. Many of these scents have an exotic and strong character.
20 You are a true scent enthusiast and expert. Fantastic score!
15 to 19 Excellent score. You know your fragrances and notes very well.
10 to 15 Good effort. We hope we shared a few facts you found interesting.
1 to 10 Great first try. We hope this quiz inspires you to discover more fascinating facts about the world of perfumery.