Perfume-making and artisanal distillation: sourcing and questions

    Perfume-making and artisanal distillation: sourcing and questions

    post #1 of 2
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    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 ofliqueurs- 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.

    Thanks!

    post #2 of 2
    You might want to re-post this in the DIY Forum where you will probably get better informed responses.
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    6/26/13 at 6:16am

    Ypearl said:



    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 ofliqueurs- 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.

    Thanks!

    6/26/13 at 6:34am

    hednic said:



    You might want to re-post this in the DIY Forum where you will probably get better informed responses.





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