Perfumery Index - Phlur Blog

What is Molecular Distillation in Perfumery?

Molecular distillation works as a great liquid-liquid separation technology under high vacuum. Aromatic essential oils are oily liquids that contain a lot of different components which can be overpowering and could confuse the dominant odor that needs to be achieved. In these situations, a molecular distillation is used to get a cleaner, finer end product. Molecular distillation is prominent with the advantages of low temperature treatment and high vacuum application to help concentrate and refine essential oils. Continue reading

Phlur’s New Fine Fragrance Body Mists

Phlur is excited to add body and hair mists to our collection of custom, high-end quality fragrance options. Take a moment to enjoy any and all fragrance formats from EDPs, rollerball perfumes, lotions, washes, candles and now mists. Continue reading

What is a Fixative in Perfumery?

A fixative is a base ingredient or blend that is utilized in perfumes to help the scent last longer on the skin. The name refers to “fixing” the aroma so it doesn’t dissipate too quickly. An essential oil in a blend can play the role of a fixative while contributing to the overall scent impression. Fragrance fixatives can also be safe synthetic materials that enhance both initial impression and increase longevity. Continue reading

What is a Carrier In Perfumery?

A carrier is a base ingredient used to enhance the evaporation or diffusion of a fragrance material or the fragrance blend. Alcohol is the carrier of choice for fine fragrances, but natural oils (olive oil, jojoba oil, and many others) can be used as carriers for essential oils. Continue reading

Headspace Technology

Headspace analysis is a novel technology that was first employed by the fragrance industry in the 1980s. In simpler terms, headspace analysis can “smell” molecules much like the human nose can. This analysis technique measures the volatile compounds in the air surrounding an olfactive sample. The headspace olfactive sample that is studied is often a type of flower, herb or plant. Continue reading

What Does Natural Mean In Perfumery?

Are “natural” ingredients still utilized in perfumes? Yes, essential oils, fractions of essential oils, isolates, distillates, extracts and volatile concentrates are all utilized in fragrance development today and are from natural sources. Continue reading

What Does Animal Mean In Perfumery?

Animal “notes” provide fragrances with substantivity, warmth and a sensual and mysterious appeal. They also contributed to the longevity of the scent. Continue reading

What Is An Accord In Perfumery?

A perfumery accord is a combination of aromatic materials that acquire a distinctive character and become more than a sum of their parts. These combinations or blends are created to represent a defined aroma that is then incorporated into a larger solution to create the end result. The quintessential brick used to build the perfume house. This full evolution of customized raw materials balanced together to create a unique fragrance aroma can help deliver the overall theme of the fragrance…the main character that draws attention. Continue reading

What Is An Absolute In Perfumery?

Absolutes consist of the alcohol soluble components of concretes and resinoids. They are the most concentrated form of fragrance which makes them also very expensive. An absolute is obtained by the alcohol-extraction of concretes and other hydrocarbon type extracts or fat-extracts of plant material. The concrete or resinoid is homogenized in ethanol and the mixture is cooled. Cold filtration is done to remove the waxes and terpenes. Continue reading

Tangerine Scent In Perfume

Tangerine’s scent profile is sparkling, fruity, slightly bitter, sweet and a little fresh. The combination of zesty, tangy and subtly sweet notes is versatile and blends well with diverse fragrance ingredients such as florals, woods, and spices, enabling the crafting of multifaceted and alluring scent experiences. Continue reading
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