26. May 2013 · Comments Off on What is a perfumer? · Categories: Quotes

‘Perfumers are chemists no more than is the painter who manipulates chemical colours. In itself, composing a perfume has nothing to do with chemistry.

The Compositeur must not let himself be influenced by systematic thoughts. Only by considering each odour by itself and in its rapport with the other odours, without any preconceived idea, will he make the best use of it”  

Edmond Roudnitska (1905–1996) French master perfumer and author, Edmond is known for creating some of the most famous perfumes in the world, such as Dior’s Eau Sauvage and Diorissimo, and Rochas’s Femme. Many of his creations are still in production today. – Wikipedia

“The very selection a perfumer makes of the raw materials to be used as ingredients in a new formulation is the best of all possible standards for appraising the originality, the initiative and the genius of the creative perfumer, on which the success of the new perfume is entirely dependent. And while it is possible to devise a method which will enable the apprentice perfumer to understand and to acquire some sort of the technique, in perfumery as in many other fields many will be called but few chosen, since the essential qualities which lead to success cannot be taught, any more than can be taught enthusiasm, the joy of living and of creating, and the love for one’s calling. These are innate qualities without which there is no great perfumer.”

– Jean Carles (1892–1966) French perfumer who worked in Roure (now part of Givaudan) in the early 20th century. He was the founder of the Roure Perfumery School and served as its first director in 1946. He went on to create works such as Ma Griffe (Carven) and Miss Dior (Christian Dior). – Wikipedia


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18. March 2016 · Comments Off on Create a Sandalwood Perfume, Win a Trip to Australia · Categories: Article

The American Society of Perfumers (ASP) and TFS Corporation have launched a global competition that gives perfumers the chance to win a trip to Australia by creating a fragrance using TFS sustainable, Australian-grown Indian sandalwood (Santalum album).

Here are the condition of entry from the website:

The competition is open to all perfumers with good standing in their national society (where applicable eg American Society of Perfumers (ASP), Société Française des Parfumeurs, SEPAWA, British Society of Perfumers etc), or students enrolled in a recognised perfumery educational institution including ISIPCA, Givaudan Perfumery School, IFF Perfumery School, Firmenich Perfumery School, Mane Perfumery School, Symrise Perfumery School, Perfumers World Thailand, Ecole Superieure du Parfum and the University of Montpellier.

This criteria serves as a guide only. Perfumers outside of this criteria are invited to apply for registration via email. These applications will be reviewed by the ASP to determine eligibility.

Applicants must register during the Registration Period and submit an Entry by the due date to be eligible to win.
Applicants will have up to eight (8) weeks to complete their fragrance and can submit one (1) entry – this Entry is final with no exceptions.

06. February 2016 · Comments Off on What is a perfumer and how to become one · Categories: Uncategorized

Excellent post on Volatile Fiction

Source: What is a perfumer and how to become one

15. November 2015 · Comments Off on The last perfumer of Belgrade – BBC News · Categories: Uncategorized

In the 1950s, the perfume industry boomed in Belgrade – now, there is only one perfume shop left in the Serbian capital. Andrew Gray went to visit.

Source: The last perfumer of Belgrade – BBC News

06. November 2015 · Comments Off on Your sense of Smell – Video from 1000 Flowers · Categories: Article

1000 Flowers Fragrance and Perfume

03. June 2015 · Comments Off on ▶ Chanel No. 5: The Art and Science Behind a Timeless Perfume – YouTube · Categories: Uncategorized

20. April 2015 · Comments Off on Delicate magnolia-jasmine scent activates human pheromone receptor · Categories: Article


The question if humans can communicate via pheromones in the same way as animals is under debate. Cell physiologists have demonstrated that the odorous substance Hedione activates the putative pheromone receptor VN1R1, which occurs in the human olfactory epithelium. Researchers showed that the scent of Hedione generates sex-specific activation patterns in the brain, which do not occur with traditional fragrances.

23. November 2014 · Comments Off on The Right Chemistry: What Chanel No. 5 and TNT have in common | Montreal Gazette · Categories: Article, Research

The Right Chemistry: What Chanel No. 5 and TNT have in common | Montreal Gazette.


One of the most fascinating facets of chemistry is the process of discovery. Think of TNT and chances are you think BOOM, not Chanel No. 5. But Trinitrotoluene played a major role in the formulation of one of the world’s most famous fragrances.

11. November 2014 · Comments Off on White noise for your nose cancels pungent aromas – tech – 30 October 2014 – New Scientist · Categories: Uncategorized

White noise for your nose cancels pungent aromas – tech – 30 October 2014 – New Scientist.

19. October 2014 · Comments Off on Smell Turns Up in Unexpected Places – NYTimes.com · Categories: Article, Research

A team of biologists at Ruhr University Bochum in Germany has found that our skin is bristling with olfactory receptors. “More than 15 of the olfactory receptors that exist in the nose are also found in human skin cells,” said the lead researcher, Dr. Hanns Hatt. Not only that, but exposing one of these receptors to a synthetic sandalwood odor known as Sandalore sets off a cascade of molecular signals that appears to induce healing in injured tissue.

Smell Turns Up in Unexpected Places – NYTimes.com.

07. October 2014 · Comments Off on This Mexican Wildflower Could Help Clean Up The Perfume Industry | Co.Exist | ideas + impact · Categories: Uncategorized

This Mexican Wildflower Could Help Clean Up The Perfume Industry | Co.Exist | ideas + impact.

15. September 2014 · Comments Off on ▶ Ritorno al Futuro TRAILER HD – YouTube · Categories: Uncategorized

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