The secret of perfumery is clearly in the mix of ingredients and the skill of the perfumer .
But today - on the anniversary of the Titanic's fatal voyage - the Edwardian perfumer would have been proud as his scents were finally unveiled to the world.
A perfumer once told me that creating a fine perfume is fairly easy.
Balance and contrast are to the perfumer what harmony and movement are to the composer.
While the term ‘perfume’ usually refers to fragrances in general, in the more technical language of the perfumer , a perfume must contain over 15% of fragrance oils in alcohol.
It's a natural scent no perfumer can reproduce.
The table of contents is a bit complicated because each section has recipes for both the perfumer and the cook.
Perfumery is one of the earliest crafts, and the basic techniques of today's perfumers are essentially the same as those of their Egyptian predecessors 4000 years ago.
‘Musk was still commonly used in perfumes by top perfumers in Western Europe and Japan during the 1980s,’ he said.
As the science of creating fragrances grows more high-tech, perfumers are both bottling and protecting the best of nature with these methods.