A quality perfume contains only natural raw materials ?
NO ! As painting, perfumery is an art that is made up of a range of materials that are both natural and synthetic, that is to say:
Natural with molecules from natural chemistry – that exist naturally in fruits or flowers (for example: limonene in orange),
Either natural with absolutes or essential oils directly extracted or distilled from products from nature – flowers: absolute jasmine or rose, or fruits: orange: essential oil of orange bigarade,
Or from synthesis with molecules that have been developed by chemistry to contribute to a richer and more diversified olfactory palette (for example: vanillin-ethyl for vanilla, MNA aldehydes for a more floral / fresh metallic scent).
We can not always rely solely on natural materials, indeed some flowers for example, have no flowering large enough to bring out an absolute or an essential oil, for example for lily of the valley, lily or peony we are working on reconstructions based on natural materials and syntheses.
Legislation and time also forbids us to work on natural materials such as animal musk, civet etc. …
Finally most of the natural materials used in perfumes, themselves being an association of different molecules, are not identical olfactory to their scent of origin in nature, in fact they can be slightly transformed olfactively following their extraction or distillation with pressure or heat. All these materials play an important role in the creation of our perfumes with our perfumers, like painting, all the colors available to draw a work, whether they come from nature (mineral or vegetable origin) or of chemistry.