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Thames & Kosmos Perfume Science

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A Complete Perfumer's Laboratory!

Follow your nose on a fragrant journey through the science, history and art of making perfumes. Experiment with countless fragrance combinations on your way to becoming a master perfumer. Learn how your nose and olfactory system work with your brain to sense and recognize smells. Play games with your sense of smell and taste. You can read about the long history of perfumes and take a peek into today's perfume industry.

The Perfume Science Experiment Kit includes 8 high-quality perfume oils, decorative flacons (small bottles) for storing your perfume creations and important tools of the trade. The 48-page full-color manual is full of information about the biology of smelling, the chemistry of perfume, the fine fragrance industry, and the history of perfumes.

Discover where natural and synthetic fragrances come from. Find out what makes a perfume different from a cologne. Design your own perfumes and learn how perfumes are meticulously composed. Design the perfume that suits you perfectly, and surprise your friends with perfumes made specially for them!

Ages 10+

The Perfume Science Experiment Kit includes:

Experiment Manual • Four Basic Perfume Oils (20 ml each): Lemony, Woody, Flory, Musky • Four Creative Perfume Oils (10 ml each): Orienta, Mentha, Mella, Tropica • Finalio Perfume Finisher (50 ml) • 5 Cotton Pads • 2 Flacons with Caps • Atomizer • Cap for Atomizer • 2 Dropper Pipettes • Book of Smell Strips • 2 Measuring Cups with Lids • 2 Stirrers • Funnel • 5 Mini Flacons with Caps • Perfume Bottle Label

Additional Materials Required for Experiments

Common Household Materials:

  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Ruler
  • Spoons
  • Cups
  • Knife
  • Paper towels
  • Book (old and heavy)
  • Cooking pots (large and small)
  • Jelly jars with lids (2)
  • Markers or watercolors
  • Bowl or small plate
  • Sewing thread
  • Sewing needle
  • Sewing pins
  • Knitting needle
  • Cotton or nylon thread
  • Teaspoon
  • Cloth (silk or cotton)
  • Large plate
  • Paper
  • Cotton pads or balls
  • Construction paper
  • Aluminum foil
  • Water (hot and cold)
  • Cardboard
  • Coffee Filters
  • Small plastic bags

Special materials you may need to buy:

  • Yogurt (two different fruit flavors)
  • Chamomile tea bag
  • Peppermint tea bag
  • Vegetable shortening or soft margarine
  • Fragrant rose petals (from florist or market)
  • Lavender flowers (from florist or craft store)
  • Flowers or flower petals (fresh roses, carnations, etc)
  • Dried herbs
  • Chamomile flowers
  • Dried lemon peel

WARNING: Chemistry Set. This set contains chemicals and/or parts that may be harmful if misused. Read cautions on individual containers and in the manual carefully. Not to be used by children except under adult supervision.

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