What are the original perfumes composed of?
What do you pay for when you buy the original perfumes? Until the 19th century in Eastern countries, only the aristocracy was privileged to apply perfumes. It used to be a sign of overwhelming wealth and royal luxury. Back then, species and fragrances were even more expensive than precious stones and gold. Fortunately, we do not have to pay great amounts for perfumes now. However, high-quality perfumes still cost enough money.
Perfect raw materials are necessary for producing highly odored perfumery. Depending on the price and class, the advanced perfumers mix two types of components in different proportions: synthetic and natural odors. Most commonly, the more expensive is the perfume, the more it contains natural fragrance. Natural fragrances are quite rare and extremely expensive. On the contrary, the cheaper is the perfume, the less it contains natural fragrance and more synthetic components.
Natural perfume components. Why are they so expensive?
Perfumery production requires natural raw materials. They are organic and animal or plant-based. The process of deriving quality organic products is complicated, expensive, and risky.
Deriving perfumery components from plants is quite complicated process. The highest expensive essential oils are produced from flower flowers. The essential oil of rose, neroli, jasmine, hyacinth, tuberose esteemed even higher than a bar of gold. The prices vary according to the flowers and volume of harvest from year to year. However, always remain very expensive. Rose is definitely the most high-valuable flower for essential oil production. Both at older times and nowadays, the essential oils, especially from roses never had a cheap cost.
Rose essential oil production is one of the most complicated from a technological point of view. To obtain just a kilogram of rose essential oil, you need from 3.5 to 5 tons of rose flowers, depending on the weather conditions. For Alazani rose oil may be needed from 5 to 6.5 tons of flowers. Be aware that from 1 hectare, you can gather not more than 3 tons manually. The biggest part of volatile substances is accumulated in the flowers in the early morning at about eight-thirty. The experienced workers collect approximately five to eight kilograms of flowers per hour. The most active ones collect up to fifty kilograms per day. That is the reason why rose essential oil is so valued from olden times till now. The rose oil formed the basis for many perfumes. They are Rose Secrete Profvmo, Allure Sensuelle by Chanel, famous Addict by Christian Dior, Coco by Chanel, popular J’Adore by Christian Dior, and many others.
There is a vast diversity of rose-scented perfumes. The perfumes are divided by soli-flores and bouquet compositions. It is the rose in all forms. The perfumers use either natural rose oils and their absolutes or various synthetic formations. The synthetic compositions can be both natural and artificial.
Only natural rose materials enable the perfumer to expose rose richness. Even a tiny quantity of natural substances may significantly enrich the whole composition. Eventually, the perfume becomes incredibly affecting. For instance, YSL Paris by Sophia Grojsman contains 0.5% of Turkish rose oil. One way or another, roses play a significant role and embodied in plenty of perfumes. Having combined several essential oils and rose absolutes, Jean-Claude Ellen has created the first perfume for Van Cleef & Arpels. It became an extraordinary aroma combination.
Rose oil is a unique ingredient to be incorporated into every perfume. It may both play a primary role and be a part of aromatic bouquets. Due to the mixed olfactive profile, it can be combined with almost all perfumery materials. They include citrus, fruit, woody, aldehyde, aquatic, green, leather, sweet, spicy and balsamic scents.
And what perfume composition are you fond of the most?