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Perfumery – Methods of Extraction

Throughout history humankind has tried to capture the ephemeral odours which fill its world. Many are still elusive, but many have been harnessed through the development and perfection of various processes. It is difficult for us to imagine in todays … Continue reading

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The Birth of Modern Perfumery

The history of fragrances is as old as mankind itself. The Ancients sacrificed man, then beast, then precious fragrance. Even before people began to decorate themselves and their surroundings, they were attracting each other and their gods through the use … Continue reading

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AMOUAGE

Redolent of the Orient … “the most valuable perfume in the world” Headquaters: Seeb, Muskat, Sultanate of Oman Current perfumes: Amouage, Ubar If you want one of the real perfumes of Arabia, this is it. It was launched by a … Continue reading

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Choosing and Using Perfume

Perfume, in its strictest sense, is a blend of fragrant oils diluted in a high-grade alcohol in a concentration containing about 15—20 percent oil, the alcohol being about 90—95 percent pure. This is a parfum, also known as an extrait … Continue reading

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PRINCIPAL PERFUME AND OILS PLANTS

Balsam A resinous exudation from certain trees and shrubs, also called balm. In modern perfumery the principal ones used are balsam of Peru, of tolu, of Copaiba, and also storax.They all have a vanilla-like odor. Bergamot An orange-scented oil expressed from … Continue reading

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Perfume – Development of an Industry

We can say with conviction that perfume is as old as humanity, for there were surely herbs and flowers with beautiful scents long before human beings arrived on the worldly scene. But our knowledge of the earliest history of the … Continue reading

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Ambergris

Marco Polo, in 1294, was the first Western chronicler to realize that ambergris came from the sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus、which he saw hunted on Socotra. They have a great deal of ambergris. [It] … comes from the stomach of the … Continue reading

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