In perfume, fragrant essential oils are mixed with aromatic compounds to create a scented mixture. Perfumes are commonly used in the home to provide objects and the human body with a pleasant scent. They are liquid or solid fragrances that are applied topically to objects to add a pleasant aroma. There are several varieties of perfume, and some are more popular than others. Read on to learn more about each type of perfume. But first, what is perfume?