1190 Perfume Research Paper

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WHAT IS IT USED FOR?

Perfumes have multiple uses but the most common one is that it is used to make a person smell better by adding a pleasant smelling fragrance to themselves. Perfumes have been around for as long as 2000 BC. In 1190 Perfumes started to be produced for commercial use in Paris and from there flourished into the mass industry. Moreover, There are so many reasons why people wear perfumes and one of them would be that it makes people happy. Although the reason it makes a person feel happy is massively dependent on the individual themselves, it can stretch form the presence of pheromones (scent triggered hormones which stimulate sexual appetite), memories the scent summons and the ability to show uniqueness through the scent.
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It has a boiling point of 102°C and a melting point of -95°C. Furthermore, Methyl butyrate is a colourless liquid and has a fruity odour resembling apples or pineapples. It can be produced by distillation of essential oil from vegetables. It is manufactured in small scale for use in perfumes and food flavouring. Moreover, it is less dense than water and is slightly soluble in water.

Benzyl Acetate
Benzyl acetate is a benzyl ester of acetic acid It has a boiling point of 212°C and a melting point of -51°C. Similarly, Benzyl acetate is also a colourless liquid and has a floral scent resembling Jasmin. It is soluble in a variety of things which include: ethyl alcohols, fixed oils, kerosene, paraffin oil, e.t.c and it is insoluble in glycerin.

Muscone
Moscone is also known as “3-methylcyclopentadecanone”, has a boing point of 320°C and a melting point of 8.6°C. Similarly, Muscone is also a colourless liquid and has an odour resembling the musk deer. It is soluble in alcohol and very slightly soluble in water. Muscone exhibits anti-inflammatory effects by reducing the appearance of pro-inflammatory
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Manufacturers draw on over 3000 different base ingredient to make a perfume. Majority of the compounds in perfumes are synthetic such as diethyl phthalate (a plasticizing agent) and galaxolide ( a synthetic musk). “According to the advocacy group Campaign for Safe Cosmetics, many perfumes on the market contain agents that cause allergies, dermatitis and hormone disruption, among other adverse physiological effects. Current Federal laws do not require the disclosure of any of these chemicals as a listed ingredient.” ( De Conceicao, 2017, paragraph

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