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
            Animalic Group
            Balsamic Group
            Citrus Group
            Coniferous Group
            Earthy Group
            Flowery 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. 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 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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