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Exploring the Essence of Natural Botanical Perfumery:A Journey into the World of Scent By Ruth Ruane

The use of botanical ingredients in perfumery is more than just a creative choice; it's a celebration of nature's bounty. Perfumers who embrace natural ingredients understand the value of working in harmony with the environment, fostering a sustainable and

respectful relationship with the earth's resources. By sourcing ingredients responsibly, they contribute to preserving biodiversity and supporting local communities that cultivate these treasures.

Creating a natural perfume is akin to composing a symphony – it requires an extraordinary skill that comes from experience and intuition along with a deep understanding of the ingredients, sometimes very complex personalities. The process involves a delicate balance between the head, heart, and base notes, each contributing to the fragrance's evolution over time. The top notes greet us with a burst of freshness, the heart notes reveal the true character of the scent, while the base notes linger, leaving a lasting impression. Achieving this harmonious balance becomes a more intricate endeavour when working exclusively with natural materials, as certain ingredients' constituents can occasionally interplay discordantly.

Unlike the realm of synthetic perfumery, where molecules possess a consistent and anticipated nature, natural perfumery presents the challenge of accommodating the potential variations in its components – fluctuations influenced by the nuances of each season, the progression of years, and even the unique character of individual blossoms.

To learn more about Ruth Ruane and her work, visit her website at

Read the full Article in the Perfume Special 2023 edition (10.3) E. available in the shop. 

Read the full Article in the Perfume Special 2023 edition (10.3) E. available in the shop.

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