Challenges of Functional Perfumery

Generally, we use the word functional to describe things designed to be practical and offering a high utility value. Perfumery, however, is often perceived as all about   individual likes and dislikes that invoke and evoke emotions and moods. So, what exactly is functional perfumery? For a perfumer, it is choosing fragrance ingredients that possess favourable…

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Perfumery and the Perfumer

The word perfume is derived from the Latin word perfumare, which means “to smoke through”. The art of making perfumes can be traced back to ancient Egypt and Mesopotamia. Perfumery also existed in India during the Indus Valley Civilization. The earliest distillations of Ittar have been mentioned in ancient Hindu texts. Although perfumery has been…

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