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Scents (Perfume Making)

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How Are Perfumes Made?

“The first step in making perfume is to obtain the essential fragrance oils. This is done in many different ways. The oils may be dissolved out of flowers and leaves by solvents such as alcohol. Another method is to squeeze the oils out by pressure from heavy rollers. In some cases the petals are placed in great tanks that are heated gently. As the petals become hot, the vapors from them rise. As they cool, the vapors are collected on overhead trays.
In still other cases, flat trays are covered with thin layers of pork or beef fat, and the petals are spread over them. The fat absorbs the fragrance from the petals. The old petals are picked off, and new ones are put on until the fat is saturated with the perfume oils. Petals may also be soaked in hot, melted fats. The fragrant fat that is made by these two methods is called a pomade. It is usually further treated to remove the perfume oils. ”
The New Book of Knowledge. Vol. 15. Danbury, Connecticut : Scholastic Library Pub. 2004. 151.  

Essences and essential oils
Perfume making

QD - Chemistry
TP - Chemical Technology
TP 983 - Perfumes
668 - Essences and essential oils
668.5 - Perfumes and Cosmetics

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Williams, Betsy. Potpourri and Fragrant Crafts. Pleasantville, NY: The Reader’s Digest Association, 1996.
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Sagarin, Edward. The Science and Art of Perfumery. New York : McGraw-Hill , 1945.
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Mookherjee, Braja D. and Richard A. Wilson. "Oils, Essential." Van Nostrand's Encyclopedia of Chemistry. Ed. Glenn D. Considine. 5th ed. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Interscience, 2005. 1136-1137. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 23 June 2011.
"Perfumes." Encyclopedia of Products & Industries - Manufacturing. Ed. Patricia J. Bungert and Arsen J. Darnay. Vol. 2. Detroit: Gale, 2008. 767-775. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 23 June 2011.

How To Make Your Own Perfume
A blog site that tells about perfume making.
Perfume Making
Contains information about history and making of perfume.  
Perfumes and Colognes
Contains various articles on perfumes and colognes.

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Click the EBSCOHOST Database, select Academic Source Complete and start searching.  
Includes full-text articles and citations.
ACS Publications--Journal Search *
Click the EBSCOHOST Database, select ACS Publications--Journal and start searching. 
The American Chemical Society contains full text chemistry journals and magazines of topics like essential oils, perfumes, perfumery, etc. 
Includes full-text articles and citations from scholarly journals.

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