Fragrances today are mostly a fusion of ingredients taken from nature – or inspired by nature – together with the synthetics (man-made ingredients) that are used to make them last longer, ‘carry further’, or stay ‘true’, when worn on the skin.

Here, you can read about literally hundreds of the different perfume elements in use today.  If you know which ingredient you want to read about, you can either input the name into our ‘search’ box (top right).  Or click on a letter of the alphabet below – and it’ll take you to a collage of all the ingredients that start with that letter.  Alternatively, let your eye travel over the scrolling, rolling collage below – and click on whatever takes your fancy:  a visual ‘lucky dip’…

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