Table of Contents: Fragrant Signatures

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Introduction

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
                    4.5.1.1. 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
                    6.2.2.1.  Agrestic
                    6.2.2.2.  Animalic Group
                    6.2.2.3.  Balsamic Group
                    6.2.2.4.  Citrus Group
                    6.2.2.5.  Coniferous Group
                    6.2.2.6.  Earthy Group
                    6.2.2.7.  Flowery Group
                    6.2.2.8.  Fruity Group
                    6.2.2.9.  Gourmand Group
                    6.2.2.10. Green Group
                    6.2.2.11. Herbal Group
                    6.2.2.12. Marine Group
                    6.2.2.13. Powdery Group
                    6.2.2.14. Spicy Group
                    6.2.2.15. Woody Group
                    6.2.2.16. Other

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
                    8.2.1.1. Base Accord
                    8.2.1.2. Middle Accord
                    8.2.1.3. Top Accord
                    8.2.1.4. Balancing Accords
                    8.2.1.5. Perfume Formula
                    8.2.1.6. Addressing Potential Problems
                    8.2.1.7. Perfume Evaluation Form
                    8.2.1.8. Post Festum Interventions
                    8.2.1.9. Increasing Amounts
          8.2.2. Flexible Creation Methods
                    8.2.2.1. Composing From an Accord
                    8.2.2.2. Leading Theme
                    8.2.2.3. As Imagination Wishes
    8.3. Different Perfume Components: Bases
          8.3.1. Building a Base
                    8.3.1.1. 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 Infused Oils
          9.2. Solid Perfumes
                9.2.1. Making an Enfleurage Pomade

10. Natural Perfume Safety
      10.1. Restrictions: IFRA Directives

11. Ecology and Sustainability
      11.1. Threatened Species

12. Everyday Life of Natural Perfume Creator

13. Glossary

14. Literature

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

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

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