The Chemistry of Fragrances: From Perfumer to Consumer


The Chemistry of Fragrances: From Perfumer to Consumer, edited by C. S. Sell

Synopsis: Ever wondered how perfumes are developed? Or why different scents appeal to different people? The Chemistry of Fragrances 2nd Edition offers answers to these questions, providing a fascinating insight into the perfume industry, from the conception of an idea to the finished product. It discusses the technical, artistic and commercial challenges of the perfume industry in an informative and engaging style, with contributions from leading experts in the field. The book begins with a historical introduction and covers all aspects of the development process – from customer brief to producing a fragrance including;

  • Ingredients acquisition
  • Ingredient design and manufacture
  • Design and analysis of fragrance
  • Sensory aspects including odour perception
  • Psychological impact of fragrance
  • Technical challenges
  • Safety

An updated section on the measurement of fragrance discusses the role of senses in marketing consumer products. This book will appeal to anyone with an interest in the perfumery business and includes an extensive bibliography to enable those interested to explore the field further. It also comes complete with a selection of colour illustrations and a fragranced page.

Published: November 2006 | ISBN: 978-0854048243

Mini-bio: Charles S Sell, PhD has recently retired from Givaudan after thirty-six years in the fragrance industry. His work has covered all aspects of synthetic organic chemistry as applied to the fragrance industry, from discovery of novel materials through process R&D to improvement of established chemical manufacturing processes. His interest in the design of novel fragrance ingredients, coupled with a long-standing interest in the chemistry of living organisms, led to a deepened investigation into olfaction. – Wiley

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