Nouveau Formulaire des PARFUMS et des COSMETIQUES Parfums naturels et Parfums synthétiques

Paris LIBRAIRIE GENERALE SCIENTIFIQUE & INDUSTRIELLE H.DESFORGES 1918 8vo (22.5 x 13.3 cm) Large paper uncut copy. Original orange printed wraps bound in red cloth binding and marble boards; label on spine; new end papers. Collation: xi, [1-Blank] 585. [1-Blank], [8-Ads], [1-Printer ]pp. The text has edge browning and occasional foxing and spotting. The organization of the text follows the title in providing new formulations for perfumes and cosmetics that can be prepared on a commercial level. There is extensive description of all natural and synthetic materials, waters, oils and other solutions one uses in preparing perfumes. Several Tables in the text contain lists of these materials their cost, source and physical and chemical properties, particularly solubility properties of different fragrant oils in various solvents and oils. This is complemented with description of the different pieces of equipment illustrated in 14 Figures. Preparation of synthetic perfumes, aromatic waters and extracts occupies around half of the text with the next section covering soaps, powders sachets (potpourri) that contains numerous recipes and formulae. The last chapter has an alphabetical glossary of terms and, where relevant, the composition of the tincture, pomade for the hair, teeth, mouth and antiseptic soaps and disinfectants. A short addendum is added for use of fragrances from fruit in alcohol as aromatic solutions used in production of liquors and confectionaries. This is an extensive treatment of all aspects of commercial production of perfumes, soaps, powders and other products. The limitation with the recipes is that the quantities cited for different components are large. Still these units can be scaled down in direct proportion to the dictates of the recipe to make smaller quantities as desired. Very Good Modern cloth with marble boards (Item ID: 0000608)


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