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Perfumery

the art and science of smell

Perfumery
A group or organization specializing in perfumes The science and art of the application of scents

Sense of Smell
Ability of advanced creatures to detect certain materials in air Not yet fully understood The client of Perfumery

What is a Perfume
It is a mixture of aromatic compounds and solvents It is used to improve the smell of a substance, environment or mask unwanted aromas Some can improve mood, emotions and wellbeing

Perfumery Materials

Fragrance Oils
Fragrance Oils are synthetic Isolated ingredients are manufactured and put together by perfumers to create a scent Cheap

Essential Oils
These are aromatic oils derived directly from plants or flowers They have medicinal or healing effects to the human body Directly affects the mood and emotions of a person

Alcohol
A powerful solvent Evaporates really fast The largest portion of a perfume consists of alcohol

Water
The universal solvent An additive to soften alcohol scent in a perfume Also a dilutant

Carrier Oils
Another dilutant of perfume oils Mostly used for perfumery applications

Perfume Making

Laboratory Rules
Sanitize Use clean utensils Do not contaminate oils and other ingredients Avoid direct sunlight on all products Handle all equipment and oils carefully Wash hands after working

Perfume Making is like Baking

Plan your perfume

Measure ingredient

Mix them all together

Age the perfume

Bottle it

Sell it or use it

Perfume Applications

Where can you use perfume?


Soaps and toiletries Lotions Room and car fragrance Fabric softeners Massage oils Candles and burners