NATURAL PERFUME ACADEMY GLOSSARY


The Natural Perfume Glossary compiled by Justine Crane & NPA



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Destructive Distillation

distillation of materials, seashells, woods or resins, which are intentionally burned, resulting in a material with a smoky, leathery bouquet

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Distillate

results of distillation

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Distillation

DistilationSeparation of the oil compounds within a botanical material through the use of heated water (see steam distillation, hydro distillation and destructive distillation)

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Dry Down

the final stage of a perfume’s life on the skin; base/bottom notes which have the most tenacity within a perfume composition

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