Parry’s Cyclopedia of Perfumery. A Handbook on the raw materials used by the Perfumer, their origin, properties, characters and analysis

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Parry’s Cyclopedia of Perfumery. A Handbook on the raw materials used by the Perfumer, their origin, properties, characters and analysis; and on other subjects of theoretical and scientific interest to the User of Perfume Materials, and to those who have to examine and value such materials.

By Ernest J. Parry, B.Sc., F.I.C., F.C.S. Two Volumes. 1925.

The materials are treated in alphabetical order in about 900 pages; as indicated, some of the subjects are discussed at length, others are dismissed with a few lines only, according to their importance in the perfume industry. The work displaces other books, because great progress has been made in the industry; it will, accordingly, be welcomed by manufacturers of perfumes, dealers in such materials and scientists, and as a reference book in libraries of manufacturers, universities and technical institutions.

 

The author states that the need for a scientific work of reference devoted to perfumery and its raw materials has long been felt. He has very successfully supplied the want; formulas for finished perfumes are not dealt with-the reasons assigned are that really good formulas are rarely published and the best gf these are merely an index to the perfumer.

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