Perfume raw materials - first part

01-03-2018 MaRtHo
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Few products play both human soul like a good perfume. What magical elements involved in creating these works of art that can easily carry us another world? It looks like magic, it's true, but in reality is pure chemistry, as each person has his particular perfume. What are the secrets elements that are able to change our mood, and spread beauty wherever you are perceived?

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The family of the green. This family of ingredients has become very popular from the second half of the twentieth century. They are clearly youth, lively, refreshing fragrances are the main species responsible rhubarb, sour orange, hyacinth, galvanum VEGETAL-another species, and violet.

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The family of snuff. Given the lightness of green fragrances, the scents snuff gives a velvety smooth feeling. The primary responsibility is the evergreen species. This plant that grows in the Mediterranean basin yields its oil by steam distillation of the dried flowers.

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The musk. Originally it was a naturally produced substance that some animals like the musk ox. Few scents convey sensuality as much of this substance. It is extremely strong, and diluted alcohol, being used in very small doses. For some time this part of the industry has been using a synthetic substitute that mimics this natural substance logradamente.

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The moss. This component refers to the smells of the forest and weeds, wet earth, nature. It has notes of wood and mushrooms. Oak moss is the main species of this family. It is a lichen that grows on the trunks of oak, in Eastern Europe. To extract the essence is necessary to dissolve large amounts of moss, which can also grow on the cedar and pine and fir, although the latter are less appreciated by fragrance industry.

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The Iris. It is a plant species that produces a beautiful flower lilac and purple hues. It is a species highly prized by perfumers, and involved in the formulation of most fine perfumes. To extract the essence is necessary that the plants are three years old, when they are harvested, and the roots should be peeled, dried and crushed, then be distilled with steam. A kilo of this substance can cost € 1,500. Obtaining the essence is an extremely complex chemical process where fatty acids are removed to make way for the pure substance.

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This is the first part of the description of the raw materials involved in the creation of perfumes. Soon, the second installment of Andorra Perfumes hand.