Learn 30 terms relating to perfumes/fragrance industries
30 terms relating to perfumes industries
Terms starts with “A” – Perfume Industries
Aged — Refers to odours and other sensory properties that develop in fragrances and flavours (including raw materials) as a result of time and conditions of storage; may be desirable or undesirable.
Aldehydic — An odour note which is fatty or waxy or both, extremely powerful unless the source is diluted and pleasant only in very low concentrations.
Aldehydic Blend — Blends deriving their specific structure or aliphatic chain structure and used as a raw unique odour character through the superimposition material in the fragrance flavour industry. Such chemicals of certain aroma chemicals called aldehydes
Almondy — An odour reminiscent of the smell of crushed, Bitter almonds (for example, Benzaldehyde)
Aromatic Plant — Plant bearing essential oil with a characteristic aroma.
Aromatic Water — Odoriferous aqueous condensate of hydro-distilled and/or steam-distilled essential oil of vegetable origin, which is fully dispersed in the condensate water.
Attar (Indian) — Frequently used in fragrance industries. A fragrance concentrate which characteristic of, and derived from either a single flower or a mixture of flowers and other parts of the plant (fresh or dried) or distilled in the suitable oil.
Terms starts with “B” – Perfume Industries
Balsamic — Characteristic mild, sweet, warm odours are reminiscent of natural Vanilla with a slightly woody background.
Blend — Frequently used in fragrance industries. Combination of two or more odoriferous materials producing a harmonious odour character. Any harmonious mixture of fragrance materials
Blend, Cologne — Any harmonious combination of fragrance material, the main odour characteristics of which are derived from citrus essential oils and/or lavender oil.
Blend, Oriental— A fragrance blend characterized by heavy, full-bodied, sweet balsamic, precious woody and animalic notes. A blend of fragrance complex culminating in an intense heavy, full-bodied fragrance.
Blend, Spicy — Any fragrance combination falling into either a floral spicy such as carnation or having herbal, spice characteristics or having spicy overtones.
Blend, Woody — Any fragrance dominated by characteristic woody odour notes encompassing other scent tones.
Terms starts with “C” – Perfume Industries
Chypre — Frequently used in fragrance industries. A fragrance with mossy-woody odour complex with a characteristic sweet citrus top note, frequently encompassing some floral tones.
Citrus — Frequently used in fragrance industries. Refers to odours having the character of citrus fruits such as Lime, Lemon, Orange, Mandarin. Grapefrui4 etc, which imparts a freshness to a fragrance.
Cologne — Name is traditionally used for a blend of the family mainly citrus and/or lavender fragrance in aqueous ethanol.
Terms starts with “D” – Perfume Industries
Diffusion — The characteristic of a fragrance to radiate and permeate the environment.
Distillation, Steam — Distillation of a substance by passing wet or dry or superheated steam through it.
Terms starts with “E” – Perfume Industries
Exotic — An impression suggesting novel character and foreignness not locally familiar.
Extract — A concentrated product obtained by treating a natural aroma material with a solvent or a mixture of solvents which is subsequently evaporated.
Essential Oil — It is a volatile oil derived from a single source of plant origin, such as leaves, petals, twigs, roots, bark, seeds, woods, fruit peels, etc, and obtained by any of the following processes such as hydrodistillation, steam distillation, dry distillation or expression.
Terms starts with “F” – Perfume Industries
Fantasy Perfume/Note — Perfume composition or Odour notes not based on familiar/realistic odour notes but mentally conceived and based on fanciful imagination.
Floral — An odour impression which signifies the fragrance of a single flower or of a bouquet of flowers or the fragrance characteristic of an existing known flower type.
Fragrance Compound —A judicious blend of fragrance ingredients, representing a specific fragrance formula.
Terms starts with “ALL OTHER LETTERS” – Perfume Industries
Middle Note — The main overall odour effect experienced by the olfactory nerves on smelling a strip impregnated with a perfumery material and exposed to the atmosphere for some time.
Minty — Characteristic odour notes as exemplified by spearmint and peppermint
Musky — Odour note that has a delicately “animal” smell.
Odour — That property of a substance that stimulates the nervous system and is perceived by the olfactory sense. The impression is derived by smelling or sniffing.
Perfumery Compound — A mixture of odoriferous substance that is not for personal use but is a base that is further diluted with or without toning and further modifications to suit various end-uses.
Top Note —Initial fragrance impression. The first odour is perceived when smelling a product. It usually consists of the most volatile portion of a fragrance composition.
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