Perfume Science: The Art of Making Scents

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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 ...
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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 perfumer's laboratory including 8 high-quality perfume oils, decorative flacons (small bottles) for storing your perfume creations and important tools of the trade.

Topics and Experiments

o Setting Up Your Perfume Laboratory
o The Physiology of Smell
o Smell Memory & Taste Test Games
o The History of Perfumes
o Extracting Fragrances from Plants
o Where Do Fragrances Come From?
o Perfume's Head, Heart & Base Notes
o Training Your Nose
o Learning to Work as a Perfumer
o Composing Perfumes from Formulas
o Designing Your Own Perfumes
o Fun Facts about Perfumes
o Special Crafts for Your Perfumes
o Advice for Safe Experimenting

For ages 10 and up.

Award Winner:
Parents' Choice Silver Honor

WARNING: Chemistry Set. This set contains chemicals [and/or parts] that may be harmful if misused. Read cautions on individual containers [and in manual] carefully. Not to be used by children except under adult supervision.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781400635573
  • Manufacturer: Thames & Kosmos
  • Publication date: 1/13/2006

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