‘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…
Here is a diagram of the extraction processes for this material. Cistus and Labdanum Extraction Diagram
Excellent post on Volatile Fiction Source: What is a perfumer and how to become one
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
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SCIENCE DAILY 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.
The Right Chemistry: What Chanel No. 5 and TNT have in common | Montreal Gazette. JOE SCHWARCZ, SPECIAL TO THE 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.
White noise for your nose cancels pungent aromas – tech – 30 October 2014 – New Scientist.
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…
This Mexican Wildflower Could Help Clean Up The Perfume Industry Perfume manufacturers may soon be able to use a Mexican flower called snakeweed, which researchers recently discovered can turn into Ambrox in one simple step.