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Where Does Cashmere Wood Grow?Where Does Cashmere Wood Grow?

Raw Materials 07/29/16 13:44 (7 comments)

Cashmeran is a compound without which we could hardly imagine modern perfumery. In the last few years, we see the word "cashmeran" more often in official press releases, although it's still mentioned in a much more mysterious manner as Cashmere Wood (there is no such tree), Cashmere Musk or Blond Woods . Cashmeran was synthesized for the first time in 1968 by John Hall of IFF. Yes, it is the same person who gave Iso E Super to mankind. Cashmeran... (more)

Cashmeran and its fellow odorants in our favorite perfumes.

Sunshine FragrancesSunshine Fragrances

Raw Materials 06/25/16 03:11 (7 comments)

The summer officially started a few days ago in the Northern Hemisphere. Our sun is so important for all of us, we glorify it in myths, poems, paintings and music. Perfumes have also been made in its honor, as well as synthetic fragrant materials. You most probably have already used seasonal novelties by different brands. Many “sunny”, ”sunrise”, “sunshine” flankers appear every time summer starts. There is even an American brand named... (more)

Heliotropin and Helional in our favorite fragrances.

Partial Anosmia, Olfactory Adaptation or Why I Do Not Smell

Partial Anosmia, Olfactory Adaptation or Why I Do Not Smell Raw Materials 06/23/16 09:24 (20 comments)

What is the secret of "insensible" Escentric Molecules and such?

Calone: The Air of the 1990s

Calone: The Air of the 1990sRaw Materials 06/20/16 07:55 (15 comments)

The main trend at the end of the 20th century from a chemist's point of view.

Tonka Beans and Coumarin

Tonka Beans and CoumarinRaw Materials 06/17/16 05:58 (18 comments)

"Fougère Royale was about 10% coumarin. From that very moment we begin the modern era in perfume history."

Forbidden Smell is Sweet: IFRA and Fragrance Safety

Forbidden Smell is Sweet: IFRA and Fragrance SafetyRaw Materials 06/04/16 05:42 (37 comments)

What IFRA is and how it works.

Indole: The Maestro Is Decomposing

Indole: The Maestro Is DecomposingRaw Materials 05/19/16 16:03 (20 comments)

Indole smells of despair and decay...a good start for a review, isn't it?

Aldehydes in Perfumery Mythology

Aldehydes in Perfumery MythologyRaw Materials 04/15/16 08:45 (24 comments)

"It is important to understand that aldehydes are not artificial substances, results of human work. Lots of them occur in nature."

The History of Iso E Super in Perfumery

The History of Iso E Super in PerfumeryRaw Materials 03/22/16 15:48 (33 comments)

"The smell of this ingredient has made a huge difference to the world of modern perfumery and largely defined its directions."

Spikenard Magic

Spikenard MagicRaw Materials 03/10/16 04:23 (3 comments)

"No sooner than you realized the scent had turned foul then the unthinkable happened, it turned into the most beautiful smell you have ever encountered."

Sequoia: Hello, Mr. President...

Sequoia: Hello, Mr. President...Raw Materials 01/17/16 08:20 (7 comments)

Meeting with the largest trees on Earth and their scents.

Scents of New Year's Eve: What Did You Wear?

Scents of New Year's Eve: What Did You Wear?Raw Materials 01/01/16 04:38 (123 comments)

Let this year be sweet and sparkling as our today's heroes.

Christmas Scents: Part VI, Mandarine

Christmas Scents: Part VI, MandarineRaw Materials 12/25/15 03:04 (8 comments)

Discussing the main citric note of the holidays

Christmas Scents: Part V, Pine

Christmas Scents: Part V, PineRaw Materials 12/18/15 04:03 (25 comments)

There's something special about pine, a main symbol of the New Year

Christmas Scents: Part IV, ClovesChristmas Scents: Part IV, Cloves

12/11/15 06:29 (25 comments)

Christmas Scents: Part III, FirChristmas Scents: Part III, Fir

12/03/15 20:22 (14 comments)

Christmas Scents: Part II, CinnamonChristmas Scents: Part II, Cinnamon

11/27/15 16:07 (28 comments)

Christmas Scents: Part I, SpruceChristmas Scents: Part I, Spruce

11/20/15 09:26 (10 comments)

Ambrette: Suave Vegetal MuskAmbrette: Suave Vegetal Musk

10/30/15 19:55 (9 comments)

OUD SERIES: Fragrance Du Bois – PerfumeryOUD SERIES: Fragrance Du Bois – Perfumery

08/29/14 16:15 (4 comments)

OUD SERIES: The Smell of Oud by TerroirOUD SERIES: The Smell of Oud by Terroir

03/10/14 16:20 (4 comments)

Natural and Synthetic MuskNatural and Synthetic Musk

03/06/14 16:34 (39 comments)

OUD SERIES: This is the Smell of Oud OilOUD SERIES: This is the Smell of Oud Oil

02/24/14 19:37 (10 comments)

Synthetic Pathways to Sandalwood NotesSynthetic Pathways to Sandalwood Notes

02/23/14 12:44 (17 comments)

OUD SERIES: Rolling In The Deep Without AdeleOUD SERIES: Rolling In The Deep Without Adele

02/18/14 14:42 (4 comments)

OUD SERIES: How to burn Oud WoodOUD SERIES: How to burn Oud Wood

01/29/14 20:15 (15 comments)

OUD SERIES: The Oud OeuvreOUD SERIES: The Oud Oeuvre

01/20/14 17:36 (15 comments)

The Crocus-Hued Stigma of SaffronThe Crocus-Hued Stigma of Saffron

01/19/14 16:13 (17 comments)

OUD SERIES: My name is dehn al Oud …OUD SERIES: My name is dehn al Oud …

01/14/14 15:32 (29 comments)


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Note du Jour: Pink PepperNote du Jour: Pink Pepper

08/22/13 13:11 (10 comments)


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07/06/13 13:31 (11 comments)

Galbanum: Green, Acrid BitternessGalbanum: Green, Acrid Bitterness

07/02/13 05:15 (17 comments)

Mimosa and CassieMimosa and Cassie

05/18/13 12:53 (7 comments)


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Masala Tea – A Feeling of WarmthMasala Tea – A Feeling of Warmth

01/08/13 17:08 (11 comments)


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