The advancement of science has made our living conditions more comfortable, safer and even more convenient, hence even our perfume industries are positively influenced by it.
Perfume ingredients in the market today have now been dominated by synthetically made aroma compounds, crafted using Organic Chemistry.
Many high in demand ingredients that are time consuming to harvest, scarce in nature or has low yield can now be chemically synthesized and made more readily available, lowering its cost as well.
The very first perfume ingredient is created in 1800s called nitrobenzene, synthesized using benzene and nitric acid. It possesses a similar scent to almonds and is frequently used in soap applications.
Ever since then, perfume research continued and increasingly more perfume ingredients are crafted; such as coumarin that smells like freshly cut hay, made from South American tonka beans.
Today, this phenomenon has bloomed and assisted in making more than 3000 types of fragrance ingredients readily available to be made into fragrance accords for use.
With the increase in variety of fragrance ingredients available, we are now more exposed to possible harmful effects of the ingredients used.
Therefore, simultaneously, the safety of ingredients used are also researched and tested with the help of organic chemistry before it is certified to be sold commercially.
All perfume houses, when creating perfumes have to follow the strict restrictions on ingredients used and its dosage set by International Fragrance Association, IFRA
With the synthetic ingredients being widely available, ingredients that are difficult to source, and are costly can be replaced and now cost much lesser than before.
Expenses such as the man power required to harvest the ingredient, low yield issues encountered and the scarcity value of certain perfume ingredients can now be reduced and potential of the perfume profile and character can be optimized.
As diversity and recognition of fragrances increases with the help of science and media, even some celebrities have formed their line of perfume brand.
With our frequent exposure to fragrance, it unsurprisingly influences the way fragrances are impressed upon the general public as compared to before organic chemistry stepped into the picture, when perfume variety are limited.
Now people fashion perfumes to match the occasion and outfit, even our cosmetic and personal care products have some fragrance, showing how much fragrances have revolutionized over time.
Chemistry is closely related to perfume creation and have assisted creation greatly in many ways and aspects. Each perfume bottle is carefully crafted with synergizing aroma compounds and dosage, making
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