Creed Accord by perfumer Jeroen Sparla

Here is a four ingredient per drop formula titled Creed Accord provided by perfumer Jeroen Sparla. I have converted the per drop formula he very kindly offers on his website and put it into Chris Bartlett’s Excel Template Formula Calculator that he very kindly offers on his website. Since I weigh everything and do not use drops, I converted the drops and here is my excel…

Excellent Schiff’s Base Compendium

A Schiff base, named after Hugo Schiff, is the product of a reaction between a compound containing an animo group (NH2) and an Aldehyde. In perfumery the amino group used most often is Methyl Anthranilate, or possibly Ethyl Anthranilate. When the Aldehyde and the amino group are mixed together in 1:1 molar quantities (one molecule of the aldehyde for every molecule of the methyl anthranilate)…

Researchers Identify 10 Categories of Smell

Researchers Identify 10 Categories of Smell   Working with a standard set of data, Andrew Dravniek’s 1985 Atlas of Odor Character Profiles, the researchers applied a mathematical method to simplify the olfactory information into coherent categories, similar to the way compressing a digital audio or image file reduces the file’s size without, ideally, compromising its usefulness. The team identified 10 basic odor qualities: fragrant, woody/resinous,…

Harvesting Sweet Grass (Hierochlöe odorata)

Today we harvested sweet grass from a garden plot just outside of the city. Cherry, a very kind lady, showed us the area and allowed us to harvest a few bags, and also bring home actual plants that I will propagate. Tonight I will prepare a tincture in fractionated coconut oil to sit for a few months. I am also going to attempt to distill…

Madeleine

The Madeleine is, to all intents and purposes, an analogue odour camera. Based on current perfumery technology, Headspace Capture, The Madeleine works in much the same way as a 35mm camera. Just as the camera records the light information of a visual in order to create a replica The Madeleine records the chemical information of a smell. If an analogue, amateur-friendly system of odour capture…

European law on allergenic substances under discussion.

In Brussels there is something in the air: the European Commission clash with perfume producers in a “battle of scents”. A report from the EU Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) is on the negotiating table. It contains over 300 pages that recommend restricting some natural ingredients that cause allergies, and banning outright three ingredients. Allergic reactions trigger blow to perfume… by euronews-en

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