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(1) Products that are used to scent skin, hair, and clothing; they may also be used as hygienic fresheners. In ancient times only natural products, such as essential oils, balsams, and resins, were used as perfumes. With the development of organic chemistry, synthetic aromatic substances have been used along with essential oils and such animal products as ambergris and musk in the manufacture of perfumes.

Perfumes are basically alcohol or water-alcohol solutions made from mixtures of various aromatic substances known as perfume blends. They are packaged in decorative glass or plastic vials. Some perfumes are available in aerosol form. Perfumers today manufacture a wide range of perfume blends, which reproduce the delicate aroma of flowers or leaves or create new scents that are not found in nature.

The most popular types of perfumery are perfume, cologne, and toilet water. Less common is cream perfume. Sachets, small bags containing a perfumed powder, are used to scent linen. Perfume blends are used as scenting agents in the manufacture of cosmetics, toilet soap, detergents, and other household products.

(2) The branch of industry engaged in the manufacture of perfume.


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Alongside her main creative job, Kate does fragrance training sessions and she is also passionate about spreading the word about the perfumery industry.
Prachi quit a successful career as a multi-media artist to start a perfumery in Singapore to help people express themselves through scents.
Xerjoff's collection - redolent of history and tradition, and inspired by elements and events as diverse as Siberian meteorite showers and the ancient Arabian art of perfumery -- is sure to contain a perfume that will excite and stimulate the senses of even the most jaded fragrance aficionado.
7-8) deals with the more pragmatic aspects of perfumery, pointing out that the literary sources regarded the place from where perfumes were obtained as having a strong exotic ambience, a quality surely adding to the mystery surrounding the whole subject of perfumes.
The awards were received on Abu Dhabi's behalf by TCA Abu Dhabi's International Promotions executive Anoud Al Khalifa and Mariam Al Shamsi a UAE student who assisted with the perfumery activity at the pavilion.
Thanks to an extensive network, Starlight Products guarantees its customers a secure and high quality procurement service for a wide range of natural products, including resins for perfumery and fragrances, natural plant waxes, bee wax, water-soluble gums and hydrocolloids, texturizers, fats, oils and butters, and aromatic and medicinal plants.
Beautyworld Middle East, the largest international trade fair for beauty products, cosmetics and perfumery in the Middle East, will focus on education during this its 15th edition, taking place June 1 to 3 at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Center.
Beautyworld Middle East 2009 is the largest international trade fair for cosmetics, perfumery and beauty products.
Drinks and canapes will be provided andticketscostpounds 15, redeemable against purchases made on perfumery and cosmetics on the evening.
The system has been welcomed by the European Cosmetic Toiletery and Perfumery Association (COLIPA) however.
AS honey plants, they are the source of oils used in perfumery.
Raffle tickets to win perfume from The Perfumery in Redcar will be on sale.