PER FUMUS

a journey of the senses by FLACONNEUR

Preserving Your Fragrances

Your fragrances can keep for years as long as you’re practicing good storage techniques. Fragrances are expensive and if you collect vintage fragrances, they are even viewed as an investment. … Continue reading

December 9, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Fragrance Wheel

The Fragrance wheel is a contemporary method developed by a fragrance expert in the world of perfume. The method was created in 1983 by Michael Edwards, a consultant in the … Continue reading

December 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

Defining Fragrant Extracts

Perfumes are formulated with the use of extracts, absolutes, essential oils and tinctures. The term “essential oils” is a term used more often by the fragrance industry to describe the … Continue reading

November 29, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Perfume” a BBC Documentary – Episode 3

In episode 3 of “Perfume” we take a look at some new players in the fragrance marketplace and they are not catering to the likes of London, Paris or New … Continue reading

November 23, 2011 · Leave a comment

The Olfactive Families

Fragrances have been categorized into what are called olfactive families. Many fragrances are based around a theme. It is the components of this theme that can determine what olfactive family … Continue reading

November 22, 2011 · Leave a comment

“Perfume” a BBC Documentary – Episode 2

In the second episode of the BBC documentary “Perfume”, we follow three different types of perfumers. First is Jean Claude Ellena, the nose behind the success of the French house … Continue reading

November 21, 2011 · 2 Comments

“Perfume” a BBC Documentary, Episode 1

The BBC has created a three part documentary called “Perfume” that original aired in the spring of 2011. “Something Old, Something New” was the first of the three episodes which … Continue reading

November 17, 2011 · Leave a comment

Aromatic Sources for Perfumes

PLANTS Plants have been used for thousands of years to product essential oils and aroma compounds. Plants are one of the largest sources for the production of perfume. Many parts … Continue reading

November 15, 2011 · Leave a comment

Understanding Perfume Concentration

The following list details the different concentrations in the production of perfumes. Your experience regarding longevity or sillage (scent trail) might be effected based on a particular concentration. There are … Continue reading

November 14, 2011 · Leave a comment

How Fragrance Notes Work

The following is a breakdown of how different levels in perfumes are conceived by the human nose. This breakdown is referred to as notes. There are three set of notes … Continue reading

November 10, 2011 · Leave a comment

IN THE BEGINNING

Today, the word perfume describes a scented liquid with which people adorn themselves. Usually the application of the perfume is at the beginning of the day or perhaps a special … Continue reading

November 1, 2011 · Leave a comment

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