Osmoz, the consumer website operated by fragrance & flavor company Firmenich, has launched a series of "olfactory exploration" perfume kits, Les coulisses du parfum:
From the mysteries of creation to the magic of the raw materials, osMoz.com invites you to discover the secret world of perfume through a unique knowledge sharing journey of the fragrance palette.
• Experience the pleasure of an olfactive evaluation as trained professionals do
• Discover the accords and exceptional raw materials used in the creation of perfumes
• Train your sense of smell and your olfactory memory
• Develop your talent and open your mind to understanding a broader palette of scents
There are three kits, each containing an olfactory exploration notebook, 100 paper strips and twelve 7 ml bottles — do note that the essences are meant to be smelled, not worn. The three collections are:
Volume I, Mythic accords, with citrus accord, aromatic accord, white flowers accord and floral bouquet accord, woody accord, oriental accord, chypre accord, musky note, aquatic note, spicy note, fruity note, gourmand note. The notebook contains a foreword by perfumer Alberto Morillas.
Volume II, Original blossoms, with carnation, honeysuckle, magnolia, lily-of-the-valley, rose, violet, mimosa, orange blossom, jasmine, ylang-ylang, iris and tuberose; with foreward by perfumer Jacques Cavallier.
Volume III, Legendary woods & resins, with cedar, myrrh, sandalwood, benzoin, vetiver, patchouli, balsam fir, oak, galbanum resinoid, rockrose labdanum, oliban or incense and guaiac wood; with foreward by perfumer Olivier Cresp.
The kits are 59€ each, and can be ordered now at shop.osmoz; if you order before 4/21 you'll get free shipping. Once you have a kit, you can also find related content online at osmoz.com/Smell. (via press release)