It covers much of the subject matter that Ms Hamilton spoke to us about.
Dr. Hans Moller introducing the speakerPerfume making is dense in science, human labor and, of course, the poetry of fragrances. Below is a scent laboratory, and the blotter strips used to test scents.
Enfleurage is a technique developed in 19th century France, to capture fragrant compounds from plants. A large framed plate of glass is smeared with a layer of fat and allowed to set. Petals or whole flowers are then placed on the fat and their scent is allowed to diffuse into it. The process is then repeated by replacing the spent flowers with fresh ones until the fat has reached a desired degree of fragrance saturation.
After the talk Ms Hamilton set up a table with blotter strips and samples of the scents she has created