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Scents of History: Notes from a presentation at the Chelsea Physic Garden

by John Bailey, 31st December, 2010

[Outline of Quaker ethics – a serious problem and one which retarded the progress of both pharmacy and perfumery was the adulteration of vegetable drugs and distilled essential oils] – the company I joined was founded in England in 1830 between Stafford Allen & Charles May – Allen was the nephew of William Allen FRS, the first President …

The Science of Scent at Harrods Perfume Diaries

by Nick Gilbert, 12th October, 2010

From cinnamon we moved to rose, and were given 2 different roses to smell. When asked which we preferred, the majority of the audience chose the second rose, which was a rose note constructed in a lab – with more citrus and fruity aspects, as well as a slightly boozy feel too it. The first rose was a Bulgarian rose absolute, which had a m…