This fifth edition of Nez looks at the issues surrounding the use of natural and synthetic ingredients in perfume. What role has chemistry had in building the perfume business of today? Why are natural products so favoured, and are they always preferable to synthetic fragrances?
THE NOSE OF ARCHITECTS
Does architecture offer space to a sense of smell?
Making good use of their noses, each in their own manner contribute to the world of olfaction.
Everything you always wanted to know about smell but were afraid to ask.
Invisible yet undeniable, smells feature in all creative fields.
Exploring the world of perfume through its origins, its trade secrets, its history and its professionals.
NATURAL VS. SYNTHETIC
We examine and debate the use of natural and synthetic ingredients in perfumes, viewed from historical, scientific, legal, industrial and marketing perspectives.
From consumer products to works of art, Nez takes a look behind the scenes of the perfume industry, and also appraises the 30 new fragrances making the news.
The era of computer-assisted perfumery
BEHIND THE BRAND
Parfum d’empire – Marc-Antoine Corticchiato
Tabac blond, by Coty