Table of Contents: Fragrant Signatures

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1. Short History of Using Natural Fragrant Materials

2.The Smell Experience
    2.1. Body Odour and Perfume Choice

3.What is Natural Perfume and Why One Should Learn How to Create It?
    3.1. Comparison of Natural and Synthetic Perfumes

4.Materials Used in Natural Perfumery
   4.1. Fragrant Materials of Plant Origin
   4.2. Fragrant Materials of Animal Origin
   4.3. Bases
   4.4. Perfumer’s Palette
           4.4.1. Materials for the Starting Palette
   4.5. Procuring Fragrant Materials
          4.5.1. Adding Tinctures to Your Palette
            Few Useful Tinctures
   4.6. Quality Assessment
   4.7. Storing Natural Fragrant Materials

5.Studying Fragrant Materials
   5.1. Space and Accessories
           5.1.1. Inventory of Fragrant Materials
   5.2. How to Organize Work
   5.3. Preparing Fragrant Materials
   5.4. Describing Scents
   5.5. Evaluating Materials in the Palette
           5.5.1. Scent Evaluation Forms
   5.6. Summing up the Knowledge about Materials in the Palette
           5.6.1. Palette Materials Sorted by Notes, Scent Groups and Scent Intensity
   5.7. Learning by the Jean Carles Method

6.Classification of Fragrant Materials
   6.1. Classification by Notes
           6.1.1. Bridge Notes
           6.1.2. Expanding Notes
           6.1.3. Accessory Notes
   6.2. Classification by Scent Groups
           6.2.1. Classification by Scent Groups by Jean Carles Method
           6.2.2. Scent Groups
              Agrestic Group
              Animalic Group
              Balsamic Group
              Citrus Group
              Coniferous Group
              Earthy Group
              Floral Group
              Fruity Group
              Gourmand Group
             Green Group
             Herbal Group
             Marine Group
             Powdery Group
             Spicy Group
             Woody Group

7.Composing Accords
    7.1. Accords
            7.1.1. Horizontal Accord
            7.1.2. Vertical Accord
            7.1.3. Collection of Successful Accords

8.The Process of Creating Alcohol-based Perfume
    8.1. Perfume Plan
    8.2. Perfume Creating
            8.2.1. Solid Structure Method
              Base Accord
              Middle Accord
              Top Accord
              Balancing Accords
              Perfume Formula
              Addressing Potential Problems
              Perfume Evaluation Form
              Post Festum Interventions
              Increasing Amounts
           8.2.2. More Flexible Creation Methods
             Composing From an Accord
             Leading Theme
             As Imagination Wishes
   8.3. Different Perfume Components: Bases
           8.3.1. Building a Base
             Collection of Bases
   8.4. Perfumes Classified by Concentration
   8.5. Perfume Families
           8.5.1. Floral Family
           8.5.2. Amber Family
           8.5.3. Chypre Family
           8.5.4. Fougere Family
           8.5.5. Citrus Family
   8.6. Taking Care of Your Natural Perfumes

9.Other Forms of Perfumes
   9.1. Oil-based Perfumes
           9.1.1. Making an Infused Oils
   9.2. Solid Perfumes
           9.2.1. Making an Enfleurage Pomade

      10.1. Restrictions: IFRA Directives

11.Ecology and Sustainability
      11.1. Threatened Species

12.Everyday Life of Natural Perfume Creator


     14.1. Books
     14.2. Articles, Online Resources and Personal Communication

     15.1. English-Latin List of Mentioned Materials
     15.2. Suppliers
     15.3. Spare Forms

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