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NEZ the olfactory magazine | 05 Mind & Body | 2018 Spring/Summer

Natural vs. Synthetic

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Issue 05 Spring/Summer 2018
Publication Date 31 May 2018
Language English
Pages 144 pgs
EAN 9782370630643
Chemistry is Our Nature
We tell ourselves over and over again that only the finest and most exotic natural essences are worthy of a place in the best perfumes. Conversely, the word ‘synthetic’ is enough to make us shudder. But synthesis is the sole reason perfumery exists as we know it today, and the perfumer is able to compose formulae that are balanced but also diffusive, tenacious and, above all, unprecedented. We delve into the issue, taking in perspectives from science, botany, history, law, industry and marketing.