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Perfumes and their Preparation

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"Perfumes and their Preparation" by George William Askinson is a comprehensive guide for anyone interested in creating their own perfumes. Askinson provides detailed instructions on how to blend various scents to create unique and captivating fragrances. The book covers everything from the history of perfumery to the different methods of extraction and distillation used in perfume making.

One of the highlights of the book is the section on the different ingredients commonly used in perfumes, their characteristics, and how to combine them to achieve desired results. Askinson's clear and concise explanations make the process of creating perfumes accessible to both beginners and more experienced perfumers.

Overall, "Perfumes and their Preparation" is a valuable resource for anyone looking to delve into the art of perfume making. Whether you are a hobbyist or aspiring professional, this book will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to craft your own signature scents. Highly recommended for anyone passionate about perfumes and interested in exploring the world of fragrance creation.

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Most of us take for granted the sense of smell. It gives pleasure, warning, anticipation and a sense of nostalgia. People have used perfumes since the days of Ancient Persia and Egypt in order to improve their personal smell. In this work, Askinson traces the history of perfumery and gives us an overview of the sources of perfumes and how they are manipulated to enhance our lives. - Summary by Lynne Thompson

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