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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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Distillation and Extraction in Perfumery

By the ninth century the Arabs had discovered how to distil rose water. A physician called Salernus, who lived in Salerno in the eleventh century, records the process of distillation in his book Antidotarium Magnum, while Albert le Grand (1193-1280),a … Continue reading

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