A Perfumers Journal

  • Ingredient Focus : Lavender

      Of all the fragrance notes, lavender is probably most famous for its relaxing aromatic qualities. An ancient natural remedy, lavender is part of the mint family, native to the...

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  • Ingredient Focus: Neroli & Orange Blossom

    Orange blossom and neroli are among the most important ingredients in perfumery. Both are extracted from the flowers of the bitter orange tree but with different methods of extraction and...

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  • Fragrance Focus: Mimosa

      Friday, March 8th, was International Women's Day. Celebrated every year throughout the world, this holiday recognizes the social and political struggles that women have faced for centuries.   In Italy,...

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  • Ingredient Focus: Violets

      Violet flowers have a soft, tender aura, a bit similar to iris, and smell powdery and romantic. Aroma compounds present in violets known as ionones play a central role...

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  • Ingredient Focus: Patchouli

    Related to the mint family, patchouli (aka Pogostemon patchouli) is a bush with purple-white flowers that grows mainly in India and western China. Its leaves produce the essential oil of...

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  • Ingredient Focus: Vetiver

    Native to India, vetiver is now also cultivated in Java, Haiti, Indonesia, China and the Reunion island. Vetiveria Zizanoides is a tall grass that grows up to two meters high...

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