Savage Water

This fragrance was inspired by the famous Dior perfume, Eau Sauvage, created by "the Picasso of perfume," a man named Edmund Roudnitska. I am a big fan of Roudnitska fragrances in general, and especially fond of this one. One of the ingredients, hedione, was a real innovation in perfumery. Hedione is also known as methyl dihydrojasmonate, and as the name implies, smells like jasmine. But it isn't the heavy jasmine smell associated with, say, a magnolia blossom; hedione is the light, ethereal jasmine smell from drinking jasmine green tea. It's beautiful, and exists in nature, but is too expensive to harvest from natural sources. (cis)-jasmone is a heavier, almost buttery, jasmine note, like a fresh magnolia blossom. Both hedione and (cis)-jasmone were synthesized in a lab and purchased from The Perfumer's Apprentice. This is the first time I've used synthetic ingredients in a fragrance composition, and I plan to have some sort of icon or symbol to indicate not all components are derived from natural products. I also need an icon / symbol for components that do not exist in nature, such as the popular musk galaxolide, though I have not yet made a fragrance with any such ingredients. Any design suggestions are welcome. Cost per gram is $0.77, or $15 for 19.56 g in a batch of soap.

Ingredient

Hedione

Verbena

Basil Essential Oil

Patchouli Essential Oil

Coriander

(cis)-Jasmone

Mass Percent

20.83%

20.83%

6.25%

20.83%

20.83%

10.42%

Cost/gram

$0.30

$2.23

$0.12

$0.28

$0.30

$1.07

Cost Percent

8.12%

60.32%

0.97%

7.57%

8.12%

14.48%

Last Modified:
10 November 2013

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