But it’s not all Chanel No 5. Alongside fine fragrances, the functional market — scents for products such as detergents, shampoo and candles — forms a large part of the perfumer’s work. “We’re not mad scientists holed up in a lab,” says [Claudine] De Vogel, who sits at a desk, albeit one covered in vials, bottles and smelling strips.
— from How do I become... a perfumer?, in today's UK Times Online.
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