Raw Materials

From Tincture To Supercritical Extraction — Methods Of Natural Aroma ExtractionFrom Tincture To Supercritical Extraction — Methods Of Natural Aroma Extraction

Raw Materials 11/09/16 13:25 (6 comments)

Concretes, isolates, hydrosols, resinoids, tinctures and the fashionable CO2, it is easy to get lost among the numerous specifications of aromatic products extracted from natural raw materials. Although, if we look closer at the methods of their extraction, we could divide them into two big categories. Ok, to be more precise: two big ones and one small. Let's start with the latter.   I. EXPRESSION   A blend of volatile aromatic materials extracted from a ... (more)

How do we get natural ingredients to be used in perfume?

 A Glass of Milk With A Bun: Breakfast Fragrances A Glass of Milk With A Bun: Breakfast Fragrances

Raw Materials 11/05/16 03:32 (21 comments)

Very often, colleagues working in related disciplines do not take each other too seriously, underestimating each other's professional expertise. Physicists make jokes about chemists, violinists sneer at trombonists, etc. Flavor chemistry – working on gustatory properties of food – is closely related to perfumery. Perfumers often look at flavorists haughtily, referring to them as plodders doing things far from creativity. On the other hand, flavorists consider perfum... (more)

Mat explains about main sources of foody and milky scents.

Incense Perfumes and Recent News

Incense Perfumes and Recent NewsRaw Materials 11/04/16 04:53 (5 comments)

A long history of incense in perfumery.

Peonies in Perfumery and Cultivation

Peonies in Perfumery and CultivationRaw Materials 08/12/16 09:34 (22 comments)

A brief review of the history and analysis of a 'peony' note in perfumery with numerous photo examples.

Metallic Scent In Perfumery

Metallic Scent In PerfumeryRaw Materials 08/10/16 15:20 (25 comments)

What is hidden behind a metallic accord?

D&G Light Blue: Fright & Repulsion In Light Blue

D&G Light Blue: Fright & Repulsion In Light BlueRaw Materials 08/02/16 23:15 (28 comments)

Celebrating the 15th anniversary of D&G Light Blue!

Where Does Cashmere Wood Grow?

Where Does Cashmere Wood Grow?Raw Materials 07/29/16 13:44 (16 comments)

Cashmeran and its fellow odorants in our favorite perfumes.

Sunshine Fragrances

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

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 (25 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 (38 comments)

What IFRA is and how it works.

Indole: The Maestro Is Decomposing

Indole: The Maestro Is DecomposingRaw Materials 05/19/16 16:03 (21 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 PerfumeryThe History of Iso E Super in Perfumery

03/22/16 15:48 (33 comments)

Spikenard MagicSpikenard Magic

03/10/16 04:23 (3 comments)

Sequoia: Hello, Mr. President...Sequoia: Hello, Mr. President...

01/17/16 08:20 (7 comments)

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

01/01/16 04:38 (123 comments)

Christmas Scents: Part VI, MandarineChristmas Scents: Part VI, Mandarine

12/25/15 03:04 (8 comments)

Christmas Scents: Part V, PineChristmas Scents: Part V, Pine

12/18/15 04:03 (25 comments)

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 …

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Note du Jour: Pink PepperNote du Jour: Pink Pepper

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Galbanum: Green, Acrid BitternessGalbanum: Green, Acrid Bitterness

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Mimosa and CassieMimosa and Cassie

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