The essentials of olfaction

The Essence: Discovering The World of Scent, Perfume & Fragrance


The essentials of olfaction
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'Bite-sized paragraphs give you a glimpse inside the mysterious world of perfumery, in a very accessible way. It covers all the angles, from raw materials, to creativity, to the industry's impact on history and pop culture. I loved it!' Alessandro Commisso, Lush Product Inventor

Scents are often connected to our most beloved memories. Dive deep into the essentials of olfaction; open up the psychology and science of smell, discover the key fragrance families, and come to understand the historical and cultural ramifications that make the perfume industry what it is today.

This book reveals the power of scent and fragrance to captivate-introducing key global locations, from the lavender fields of Provence and the laboratories where perfumes are created, to incense factories in India. The Essence introduces the trailblazers shaping the future and the vital role that technology and scented products will play in the 21st century, making the book an inviting read for fragrance novices and connoisseurs alike, opening up a new and fragrant world.

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