French for “Heart”. Means the heart or middle notes in perfumery.
Is a white, crystalline solid: a glucoside metabolite found in conifers, of which, is derived from coniferyl alcohol. It is extracted from the cambium layer of many coniferous trees, by the scraping and collecting of bark matter. In nature, it acts as the intermediate compound involved in the lingification of cell walls. It serves many… Continue reading →
Is a term that encompasses a wide range of laboratory techniques that are used to separate mixtures. A mixture is dissolved, usually via a fluid dubbed ‘the mobile phase’, which in turn passes the mixture onto a different substance called the “stationary phase” — both playing unique roles in separating compounds from one another within… Continue reading →
Concrète is a term used in perfumery to refer to the initial substances present in the first rounds of a solvent extraction procedure. Volatile hydrocarbons feature extensively throughout the process. First, the plant matter is set upon grilles, enclosed in containers, and a solvent is allowed to flow through the material. The solvent interacts with… Continue reading →