THE ART AND SCIENCE OF MAKING SCENTS
Follow your nose on a fragrant journey through the science, history and art of making perfumes. Experiment with countless fragrance combinations on your way to becoming a master perfumer. Learn how your nose and olfactory system work with your brain to sense and recognize smells.
Play games with your sense of smell and taste. Read about the long history of perfumes and take a peek into the perfume industry today. Discover where natural and synthetic fragrances come from. Use vegetable shortening to extract the fragrant oils from rose petals. Find out what makes a perfume different from a cologne.
Design your own perfumes and learn how perfumes are meticulously composed. Train your nose to recognize the components of complex scents. Make a scented potpourri and a sweet-smelling sachet with your homemade perfumes. Design the perfume that suits you perfectly, and surprise your friends with perfumes made specially for them.
Perfume Science introduces young perfumers to the biology, chemistry and techniques behind fragrance design. This kit is a complete perfumers laboratory including 8 high-quality perfume oils, decorative flacons (small bottles) for storing your perfume creations and important tools of the trade. The 48-page full-color manual is full of information about the biology of smelling, the chemistry of perfumes, the fine fragrance industry and the history of perfumes.
Topics and Experiments
Setting Up Your Perfume Laboratory
The Physiology of Smell
Smell Memory & Taste Test Games
The History of Perfumes
Extracting Fragrances from Plants
Where Do Fragrances Come From?
Perfumes Head, Heart & Base Notes
Training Your Nose
Learning to Work as a Perfumer
Composing Perfumes from Formulas
Designing Your Own Perfumes
Fun Facts about Perfumes
Special Crafts for Your Perfumes
Advice for Safe Experimenting
The kit includes these parts: Experiment Manual Four Basic Perfume Oils (20 ml each): Lemony, Woody, Flory, Musky Four Creative Perfume Oils (10 ml each): Orienta, Mentha, Mella, Tropica Finalio Perfume Finisher (50 ml) 5 Cotton Pads 2 Flacons with Caps Atomizer Cap for Atomizer 2 Dropper Pipettes Book of Smell Strips 2 Measuring Cups with Lids 2 Stirrers Funnel 5 Mini Flacons with Caps Perfume Bottle Labels