The Main Scent Ingredients

Agarwood ( oud/oudh/aoud) –a material as ancient as the art of perfumery itself -ˈreputed to be the most expensive wood in the worldˈ -used to make incense since centuries -a resin from the heart of the agarwood tree belonging to the species of Aquilaria, a fast growing, evergreen tree -agarwood forms as a reaction to fungal or bacterial attack. Ocassionally trees become infected with a parasite and secrete a protective oil into wonded areas. This oils become harder and dark brown to black. -there are around fifteen species of Aquilaria trees that produce agarwood -agarwood is exported as wood chips, powder, oil -agarwood oil is distilled through hydro-distillation, steam distillation and super critical CO₂ extraction Agarwood (oud) perfumes : Oud…

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Parfumista’terms

Parfumista’terms Sometime ago Fragrantica started a subject regarding the language of the scent. It is what every parfumista, and not only, should know about this world and the terms that are used here. An Absolute is the aroma obtained by using the solvent extraction. This extraction method is preferable for tender materials such as flower petals. Due to this gentle method, absolutes are very intense smelling substances. An Accord is a balanced blend of notes which lose their identity to create a completely new odor impression. There are smells that are difficult to gather from nature, smell of peony flowers, gardenias, lilac, and they are created through accords. Aerosol -  a mixture of a gaseous substance and dispersed components. A…

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