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Winner of the Natural Perfume Materials book by Naves and Mayuzer is…

Wednesday - 2 July 2014

Helene, who posted on the 28th

Here's a golden gardenia for Helene! Photo from logees.com

Here’s a golden gardenia for Helene! Photo from logees.com

Helene’s name was drawn at random, and she has been notified by private email. I’m so happy for her! This book is a true treasure for perfumers, there is nothing like it out there. Thank you to everyone who entered here and on Facebook, your enthusiasm was wonderful, I can tell you were as excited by the re-discovery of powder enfleurage as I was, and I hope some are already using the technique.

For those who tried to click on the link to download the .pdf version of the book, or the link to view it online, I think all the traffic crashed the agricultural site in India! For whatever reason, with thousands of hits from my newsletter readers, Facebook followers, and others who found out about it via social media, the links no longer work.

I have my webmistress working on the solution. She’s uploading the .pdf to one of my websites, as part of an autoresponder. More later, hopefully later today.

UPDATE: You can now download the .pdf of the Natural Perfume Materials book directly from my website. It’s the only place we have set up for an autoresponder that will give you a confirmation link to the download page, via registering for my newsletter. You can unsub from the newsletter, if you like (but I think you’ll like it, give it a try for a few issues) at any time, of course. There are two other free documents available when you register. go to http://perfumeclasses.com/ Thanks for all your interest in my post about powder enfleurage, and thanks for all your lovely comments on this blog.

PS: I’d encourage y’all to subscribe to my blog, so you get updates, and get in on giveaways I’ll host in the future.

Surprise! A Natural Perfumery Treasure – Free Online

Tuesday - 1 July 2014

(Update — Thanks to the three readers who did find it downloadable on this site at http://krishikosh.egranth.ac.in/bitstream/1/2031806/1/27102.pdf ) I will be so excited tonight when I get to draw the name of the winner of the print copy of the iconic natural perfumery book Natural Perfume Materials by Naves and Mazayur (1947). It was at the bottom of p. 40 where I found a passage on powder enfleurage that inspired my experiments and the giveaway. Click here to read more, including specific instructions on how to accomplish powder and vapor essence enfleurage.

But it just gets better! I began to search around the Internet, hoping to find a .pdf version of the book for sale, because although I love to hold a book in my hands and flip pages, moving back and forth as I research, a .pdf version is great for searching specific terms, and quite speedy. I didn’t find a .pdf, but I did locate a free Adobe Flash version of the book, and it’s great. The pages can be enlarged, the contrast is crisp and clear, and it is searchable. Cllick here to read the book, bookmark this site for your online library, and enjoy this vintage book, full of incredible information and history. I love sharing information about perfumery, and although I realize you may not wish to study perfumery, you may enjoy delving into the processes by which these lovely botanicals are turned into gorgeous essences. You may also have someone in your life who is interested in studying perfumery, and this book will be a great aid to them. My best wishes for enjoyment with this book!

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Illustrations and Table of Contents from Natural Perfume Materials by Naves and Mazuyer

Illustrations and Table of Contents from Natural Perfume Materials by Naves and Mazuyer. Click to enlarge.