Scent of the Vanishing Flora By Dr. Roman Kaiser

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Scent of the
Vanishing Flora

by Roman Kaiser (Givaudan)


Scent of the Vanishing Flora collects olfactory descriptions for 267 rare and endangered plants, a few of which no longer exist in nature. These descriptions will allow experts to recreate them.

This book will be of great value to professionals in the perfumery industry as well as natural product chemists.


1. Introduction to the Scent of the Vanishing Flora


  • Extinction of Species and Monitoring Endangered Species
  • Investigating the Scent of the Vanishing Flora

    2. Illustrating the Scent of the Vanishing Flora

  • No More Existing in Nature
  • Ten Icon Species of the Vanishing Flora
  • The Scent of 'Living Fossils'
  • A Brief Look into Rainforests and Associated Biotopes
  • Hawaii's Vanishing Flora
  • The Cape Floral Kingdom, a Closer Look at One of the Hotspots of Biodiversity
  • Endangered Conifers
  • Endangered Cacti
  • Endangered Species of My Home Country
  • Some Additional Protected and Endangered Species

    3. The Icon Family of the Vanishing Flora: Orchidaceae

  • Orchids of the American Tropic
  • Orchids of the African Tropic
  • Orchids of the Indo-Australian Tropics and Subtropics

    4. Analytics

  • General Remarks
  • Equipment Used
  • Compositions of the Presented Scents
  • Synthesis of New Compounds


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