PG_Y+Fall+2010-science+of+fragrance

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The Science of Fragrance Dr. David Clark
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ragrance 101 istory Fragrance 101 - History l l t h b d i • Floral scent has been used in many ways ncient Egyptians (2500 B C ) • Ancient Egyptians (2500 B.C.) – sacred rituals & religion loral arrangements: • Floral arrangements: – Lend pleasant aromas to social gatherings – Mask the odor of the crowd
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Fragrance 101 - History g y omans Romans – Flora – goddess of flowers – Honored at Floralia – Made the first wreaths and garlands – Grew roses by the acres for perfume – Threw rose petals at brides • Greeks – Khloris – means green
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ragrance 101 - istory Fragrance 101 History •E u r o pe after dark ages (11 th C.) – Flowers allowed for use in church ceremonies ardens of Nobles Gardens of Nobles • Central Europe (12 th C.) – Garlands & arrangements given as prizes • Renaissance (13-16 th C.) esurgence in art and creativity Resurgence in art and creativity – Global exploration & collection of plants pice Trade – Spice Trade
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ragrance 101 istory Fragrance 101 - History dustrial – ictorian Era • Industrial Victorian Era –By hand at home By achine at factory machine at factory –Inventions $$$ he emergence of women –The emergence of women (as consumers too) tart the perfume industry Start the perfume industry – simple chemicals
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Fragrance 101 - History g y odern • Modern –Growth of the Fragrance nd Flavor Industries and Flavor Industries –Pop Culture & Art ragrance ‘lost’ in plants –Fragrance lost in plants
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hat is fragrance? What is fragrance? leasant smelling aroma compounds Pleasant smelling aroma compounds • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) () – Essential oils – Perfumes – Household products Flowers VOC’s must be sensed by olfactory receptors in the nose
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hy is fragrance important to us?
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