Components of Modern Spirits

1) The plants are the largest supplier of fragrant compounds that are produced in order to protect them from eating herbivores (sharp odor repellent) or to attract insects to participate in the spraying pollen (soft enticing aroma).

All parts of the plant are used for the manufacture of perfume. This may be the roots, seeds, leaves and branches, fruit trees, fruit, bark, resin, flowers, pollen, and more. Herbal ingredients are used for the production of men’s and women’s perfumes. If at the beginning of the last century floral aromas were used as the main components of women’s collections of odors, in the early seventies, Paco Rabanne perfume creation turned the world of men’s fragrance with floral and woody components (Paco Rabanne pour Homme).



2) The animal world, too, is a major supplier of raw materials for perfumes. This amber (wax-like substance from the intestinal tract of the sperm whale), used as a source of some kinds of flavor and odor lock (strengthens the resistance of spirits). And castoreum.

If earlier for this component of beavers in North America were killed, modern methods allow to produce this important ingredient in the perfume industry without killing animals on fur farms special. This may be the fossilized excrement ancient times, honeycomb, musk bags animals and more. But some odors can be synthesized only by artificial means. For example, the company Bulgari (like many others) to manufacture its products using both natural and artificial components. From what does the price of spirits? The concentration of flavors and their production cost. That is, the rarer a component used in the manufacture of perfumes, the higher the cost of the final product. Also, the price can vary in each perfume shop in different ways, depending on the pricing policy of the head.