HOW IS PERFUME MADE?
The over simplified version…
Perfume is made by blending a variety of botanical extractions and synthetic aroma chemicals in alcohol.
The real story…
Behind every perfume, there is a perfumer; an artist who paints an invisible picture with a variety of smelly materials.
Often the perfumer is referred to as "The Nose" because in order to be a perfumer, you must have a trained nose. The perfumer has a keen knowledge of a large variety of fragrance ingredients and their smells, and is able to distinguish each one alone or in combination with others.
Often people ask: Why is perfume so expensive? To this I say, why is art so expensive? Why is a 15 min visit to a doctor so expensive? You are not paying for the material alone, but the time it took to hone the skills to produce it. You are buying art in a bottle.
THE NOSE BEHIND LABHOUSE
Hello! My name is Miriam Shechet, and I am the perfumer and owner of LabHouse. I am 26 and very new to owning my own business, and I’ll admit I am still learning.
I’ll try to keep this short…
My story starts 6 years ago when I met an industrial perfumer on a dating app and fell in love with a world of fragrance.
I was so inspired that I went back to school to get a degree in chemistry, started training my nose, worked for Procter and Gamble as a site odor coordinator, and now we are here…
I have a few perfumes to offer you, each with vivid dreams behind them.