I'm looking to resources regarding purchase of rough materials to start making my own scents.
Additionally I have a more far-out question that maybe someone could answer, or point me in the right direction.
Perfumes are made many different ways, and to my minute knowledge, in most cases heating up the materials would mean scent-death.
However some of the same materials get worked into the making of liqueurs- say rose, orange, or lemon balm for example. I'm wondering what the similarities and differences are in the distillation processes. Particularly I'm interested in the creation of the apertif wines and herbal liqueurs like Lillet Blanc or absinthe, and I'm wondering if some perfumery or flavoring methods could deepen the complexity of the beverage, or would unnecessarily overcomplicate the process.