Sabtu, 14 Juli 2012

A Perfume Workshop by LUX

So, I attended LUX Beauty Bloggers Gathering last week, you can check the report here. What attracted me so much was the perfume workshop at that time. Here's a brief report about the educative and entertaining workshop about perfume.

The Perfume Workshop
Have you ever heard about Givaudan?
Well, for me, it was my first time hearing that name at LUX Beauty Bloggers Gathering. Well, Givaudan  is the global leader in the fragrance and flavor industry, offering its products to global, regional and local food, beverage, consumer goods and fragrance companies. Givaudan is working together with Ann Gottlieb in creating LUX Magical Spell perfume. 

This perfume workshop was presented by Tety Meltiany, the representative of Givaudan. This session started with the basic information about perfumery. She started by explaining about perfume composition. So, basically every perfume consists of three sets of notes, making the harmonious scent accord. 

the above picture explains about fragrance structure and the characteristics of each notes
  • Top notes: The scents that are perceived immediately on application of a perfume. 

  •  Middle notes: The scent of a perfume that emerges just prior to when the top notes dissipate. 

  • Base notes: Base notes bring depth and solidity to a perfume. Compounds of this class of scents are typically rich and "deep" and are usually not perceived until 30 minutes after application.

After that, she let us smell each scent and told us what kind of scent was that. This was the starting point when the fun began!

So here are the names of each scent:
  1. Citrus (my favorite!)
  2. Aldehyde (synthetic)
  3. Chanel No. 5
  4. Nutmeg
  5. Bulgarian Rose (it took 450 kg of rose petals to make one pound of rose absolute for making a bottle of perfume 0_o so this rose is soooo expensive)
  6. Peach
  7. Vetiver (wood)
  8. Musk
  9. Vanilla
  10. Civet (Animal Feces, yuck! But this scent is used widely for Men's Perfume and when I smelled it, it didn't smell like real poo, though)

 As for the above picture, here are the names of each scent:

  1. CK One (she said that it consists of citrus, floral, and musk notes)
  2. J'Adore
  3. The One by D&G (it consists of vanilla, fruity, and woody notes)
  4. Hello Kitty (citrus, floral: rose) - this one is my favorite
  5. Thierry Mugler Angel (actually this perfume is made out of caramel notes)
  6. Beautiful by Estée Lauder
Next, there was a sniffing-competition which challenges us to guess which scent belong to which notes (top, middle, or base). I was in a team named The Magical Crush with other 3 beauty bloggers and we won the prize! It's perfume essence by Givaudan anyway, and I love it.

After all, I was so satisfied with this perfume workshop held by LUX and supported by Givaudan. This perfume workshop was both educative and entertaining. Listening to the story of Ms. Tety, fun facts about perfumery, even just had a chance to smell and identify each scent was so hilarious! After leaving this Gathering I feel like I'm educated yet had so much fun. Wow, I hope there will be another perfume workshop with more scents and sniffing. :p


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