Natural Aromatic Materials: Odors and Origins


Natural Aromatic Materials: Odors and Origins


Natural Aromatic Materials: Odors & Origins, Second Edition

By Tony Burfield

This 793 page, two-volume set is the result of more than 50 years of data compilation and is a comprehensive account of over 600 essential oils, absolutes, CO2s,  and other aromatic extracts from natural sources, covering the natural aromatic materials presently and formerly used in perfumery, aromatherapy and in flavourings.

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The first section of the book includes a well-referenced and up-to-date section on many aspects of olfaction, training in odour analysis, and methods of odour assessment.

This is followed by a section covering the technicalities of extraction methods in raw materials processing.

The major portion of this book consecutively sets out the:

  • complete and elaborate odour profiles of the individual raw materials
  • their geographic origins
  • top-note and dry-down descriptions
  • information on methods of extraction and preparation
  • production status and botanical origin
  • taxonomy details – all topics being comprehensively referenced throughout.

Selected analytical references are also provided where they specifically reflect on odour characteristics and interpretation.

A glossary, abbreviations index and conversion table of common name to (Latin) botanical name is found at the end of the book.