The delicate business of perfurmery
A sweet smell of a flower or any substance is termed as fragrance. A pleasant soul soothing odor can be made into multiple by-products such as perfume, cologne, aftershave and so forth. Wearing a perfume is an old tradition and also considered royal. During the times when kingdoms where in place, not only wearing perfumes but also gifting them was something of a tradition and a proud thing. Gifting perfumes among lovers was also a great hit and looked at as romantic back in time.
The industry was established way back in 3000 BC when perfume was a tradeable product. Production of perfumes began from ancient times in Egypt, and was further refined by Arabs and Persians, and the methods have been carried forward with same diligence and love for perfumes. Used to describe scented mixtures today, perfume comes from per fumus’ (Latin for through smoke’), and the art of making perfumes is known as Perfumery’. Much of the fragrances and smells in perfumery and perfumes are incense based. If anything, it has only become more popular. It is not only the rich that wear the perfume and today it is affordable across every stratum of the society and can be seen in multiple households.
Making perfumes and other fragrant products takes a lot experience and patience and one has to be very knowledgeable in the process of making perfumes. Moreover, a lot of sensitive smells are also involved. The process involves immense expertise or so to put it in a way that it is a traditional lesson that has been carried on through generations. The expertise is family secret for some and for some it’s a business venture. The precise amounts of required ingredients contribute to the best of best fragrances. Running short of ingredients or even forgetting to add them as part of the process can simply ruin the entire production.
In the modern economy today, there is a full-fledged market for all kind of perfumes. Exotic perfumes are really expensive and rare in terms of availability. Rich folks find it an exclusive cosmetic to have in their possession. Producing a bottle of perfume costs a fortune for such rare fragrant ones. Some limited-edition perfumes also cost a fortune to buy; since they are limited edition ones, hence its manufacturing cost, maintenance, shipping, and transport costs get added on as well. There is an exclusive market for such rare products. Secrets to producing such items are confidential due to competition in the market.
There is a huge demand across the world for such beautifully produced perfumes. These are also exported from place to place depending upon orders received.