on 23 February 2002
This book, although intended as a first-year university text, provides information on all aspects of the business of perfumery, from the properties of the materials used to the techniques used to market the finished fragrances. It is highly recommended to anyone considering either the perfume industry as a career, or to anyone interested in perfumes. Students of cosmetic science will also need to know much of the information that this book provides and, as I said, it is highly recommended.
on 2 October 2013
AS another reviewer already stated: there is next to no information on how to actually go about making a perfume. This book contains all kind of marketing information,technical information(Data for construction of a semi parabolic cusum mask)?!,explanations of the various job titles at a typical perfume company-etc,etc,etc. I can't for the life of me understand how so many Basenotes members said this book was helpful as it has so little real perfume making information. Save your money-don't buy this book.