The softly rich scent of leather is one of the earliest notes of historic perfumery. Gantiers Parfumeurs, a Parisian glove-making guild, scented skins with musks, civet, ambergris and oils in the 16th century. These gloves became popular with the aristocracy. Spanish and Russian leather workers also perfected their own way of scenting skins to marry the organic aroma of leather with perfumes. While the Spanish preferred fruits and flowers, the Russians developed a sharp scent. The first official leather scent—called Royal English Leather—was worn by King George III and created by the royal glove maker.
All our synthetic fragrance notes are premium grade, alcohol-free, phthalate-free, and undiluted. We work hard to ensure that your perfume ingredients are top-quality, highly concentrated, and will mix neatly with both alcohol and oil bases. These are not ready to wear as fragrances – they MUST be diluted before applying directly to skin. It is always a good idea to do a patch test for allergies, with both natural and synthetic materials. And of course – do not eat the oils. No matter how yummy they may smell.
Note: Although these are phthalate-free, they are NOT non-toxic. Don't eat them. Don't drink them. Patch test on skin. Dilute before wearing.
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Vetiver Aromatics provides the supplies, resources, and information you need to make your own perfume. We are located in Charlestown, Indiana.