Author: Asha RamPublisher: Sri Satguru PublicationsYear: 2002Language: EnglishPages: 166ISBN/UPC (if available): 8170305543
From very early times mankind has been a genuine lover of perfumes of any sort which may make an agreeable appeal to his sense of smell. The pages of ancient literatures of almost all nationalities are full of references to the perfumes. The perfumery industry is no new thing in India. Manufacture of perfumes attainted a high degree of excellence in the glorious days of India. It is indeed one of the most ancient and honorable of the Indian crafts, and even now India is famous for the special types of perfumes she produces. The field open to the perfumers is vast and varied. Indians are as fond today as ever of the sweet perfumes. The appearance of synthetic substitutes has doubtless affected the trade in natural perfumes, as in the dye industry, but nevertheless a very considerable demand, which instead of decreasing shows sign of increasing exists for natural perfumes even in those palaces which may be regarded as the chief centers of synthetic perfumery trade.
Section One: Perfumery Industry1. Possibilities of the Perfumery Industry2. Classification of Perfumes3. Perfumery Materials4. Modes of Manipulation5. Principles of ManufactureSection Two: Essential Extracts6. Floral Oils7. Essential OilsSection Three: Essences and Ottos8. Preparation of Essences9. Natural Essence10. Artificial Essences11. Preparation of OttosSection Four: Aromatic Waters12. Rose and Keora Water13. Toilet WaterSection Five: Hair Oil and Toilet Preparations14. Scented Hair Oils15. Taral Alta16. Toilet PreparationsAppendixGlossary