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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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Pulkit Malhotra, Founder, Mocemsa, is a graduate from the prestigious Grasse Institute of Perfumery, Grasse, France, where he was taught by the likes of master perfumer Max Gavarry (the creator of Amber by Prada and many more).
Product perfumery like shower and laundry reaches a lot of people, too, more than fine fragrance, because we use about 20 fragrance products a day, sometimes without even realising.
To enable visitors to experience the dormant mood of different eras, the National Museum and Je t'aime Perfumery, Museum volunteers and curators have worked together to create a scent to symbolise each of them.
This study provides rich insights into the manufacture, uses, roles, and meanings of local perfumery (including what in English would be classified as both 'incense' and oil-based 'liquids'--though these labels do not do justice to the intricacy and vast array of local aromatic categories) in historical and contemporary perspective, and more: this author also relates perfumery culture and aesthetics to religion and ritual, gender, social stratification, politics, and globalisation, and traces perfumery transformations (in its manufacture, uses, changing forms, materials, and tastes) over different eras and in response to wider events.
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.
While not wishing to comment on the reports, Manfred Kroneder, head of Douglas' perfumery division, told reporters the company was keen on growing via targeted takeovers.
Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority (TCA Abu Dhabi), which mounted a pavilion shared by 63 stakeholders, took the award for 'Best Exhibit and Attractions' recognising the cultural attractions of a calligraphy, henna design and perfumery which proved popular with visitors.
17 August 2011 - Rating agency CARE today rated the long and short-term bank facilities of Indian perfumery chemicals manufacturer DRT-Anthea Aroma Chemicals Pvt Ltd at A- and A2, respectively.
Beauty Eurasia --the 7th International Exhibition for Beauty, Cosmetics, Perfumery, Beauty & Hair Salons, Packaging, Raw Materials, Private Label, Wellness & SPA and Natural Cosmetics-- brings together more than 400 companies from 45 countries including United States, France, Italy, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
Customers will be able to go along to the perfumery counter and buy a raffle ticket for 50p," said store spokeswoman Pauline Smith.
He was to make Houbigant not only one of the most refined perfume houses but also one of the most important, shaping perfumery as we know it today.