Yes they are. This is a really important question so we've added some context around what safe means:
The fragrances we use, unlike the vast majority of other ones on the marketplace, have no alcohol in them. See some further explanationhere.
They are entirely manufactured from natural plant oils, so there are no artificial substances in them.
All our fragrances are manufactured according to the 2022IFRA standardwhich regulates very exactly what can be put into a fragrance what cannot.
Our fragrances are designed and manufactured by Master PerfumerLorenzo Dante Ferrowho has forty years of experience in the field and has complete control of his own output, without any commercial restraints.
Because the fragrance we use is 100% concentration (no alcohol), it is much stronger than a standard fragrance, which is only normally 20-30% concentration. This allows us to achieve the desired olfactory effect with very tiny amounts of fragrance being dispensed into the air. This means that the risk of any adverse human reaction to the fragrance would be tiny, even if the fragrance itself was toxic.
Fragrances that are intended to be placed on the skin have a much greater risk to the human body than ambience fragrances, because standard ones can enter the body through the pores. Our expertise is in ambience fragrance and we have no involvement in the more standard types.
It is a long and complex process to become a Master Perfumer, and there are very few people who qualify. Not only is it necessary to have an extremely sensitive and delicate nose (nez), perfumers must understand detailed molecular chemistry in order to construct compositions that will work together. It generally takes at least ten years of study and industry experience to qualify, and there are less than a hundred Master Perfumers globally. When someone achieves this feat, it generally will be an important item of industry news.
This again is a big subject!
The main reason why fragrance acts so powerfully on the brain, is that the olfactory sensors in your nose transport information directly into the part of the brain that forms emotions and memories.
There is a wealth of research on this, which is quite technical and hard to read, but this study sets out the science very clearly.
This is the subject of a separate blog post, so we have explained it here.
Yes certainly, we love to provide a personalised set of samples for our clients. Please call us, or go online to give us some context as to what you are looking for, and we will put a package together specially for you. We can also arrange to visit you in your own home, and bring a larger number of samples for you to try.
Both of them work by transforming the fragrance oil into a mist, which is then diffused into the room.
The major difference between the machines is that Volante is connected to the HVAC system, so that it is concealed completely from the interior.
The olfactory system, or sense of smell, is the sensory system used for smelling (olfaction).
Fragrances should be kept at room temperature and protected from direct sunlight. We store fragrance in metal containers, and when we provide spare cartridges to you, this is how they will be presented.
As explained in more detail in the first question, the majority of fragrance on the market today is based on a mixture of alcohol and water, and is only 20-30% concentration of fragrance. Our oils are 100% concentrated and contain no alcohol or water.
Yes, we love to work with you and the Master Perfumer to create something unique for our clients. Please call or email us and explain your requirements, and we willl arrange a studio visit.
We can arrange customised visits to the studio, usually as part of a process of creating a unique fragrance.
Occasionally we also curate industry visits, please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would be interested to join one of these tours.
We choose our partners extremely carefully, and only work with well-established companies in the super-prime luxury space.
If you would like to join, please email our CEO at email@example.com.