ALL AROMA CHEMICALS:
Raw Perfume Materials (Aroma Chemicals): What are they and why use them.
Aroma chemicals are synthetic aromas. Virtually all perfumes on the market
are comprised of aroma chemicals. With the exception of a small hand full of artisan
perfumes, derived from natural products. We Bring you the finest perfumery ingredients from
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Individually aroma chemicals are bits and pieces of a aroma, that make up
unique perfumes and flavors.
Some smells are wonderful in their raw state while others are unpleasant,
but when used in small amounts lend certain aroma qualities
like longevity, depth and richness. Some unpleasant smelling aroma
chemicals may be necessary to achieve a full bodied and elegant perfume.
Perfumers blend aroma chemicals to
create a perfume formula. Most perfumes formulas have 6 up to 60 or more
aroma chemicals in the formula. Many aroma chemicals also are used for the
formulating of flavors used in baked goods, drinks, candy, alcohol,
etc. Aroma chemicals have been used as early as the beginning of
the 20th century when synthetic aroma chemicals such as aldehydes were
first used in perfume.
Some aroma chemicals are extremely strong, while others are very soft and light.
This Is Just the nature of the chemical. This
is actually a good thing as it makes it easier to make a formula that is multi-faceted.
If all the aromas were super strong it would be very difficult to make a balanced
Many of the light aromas are used as blenders or "fillers" and are
very important in having a full bodied perfume. You will see their invaluable
use as you progress as a perfumer. Some light aromas take on different
quality's as they blend with mother aromas. Some strong ones can be short lived
of extremely tenuous.