the synthesis of science & magic
Successful natural perfumes are full of challenges:
We rely on the constituents inherent in the plant matter to create bridges, bonds and 'stick':
* without hormone manipulators perfumes smell different with each persons' own chemistry.
* getting the fragrant material to 'last' on the body requires skill
The base accords of a fragrance, the last notes to dry out... those are the ones that affix the fragrance. AND they have to harmonize with the middle and heart of the perfume.
The challenge is also the beauty - and why I LOVE natural perfumery.
monique herzig, alchemist, aesthetician