Slow Scent Newsletter May 1, 2009
The Natural Perfumers Guild will celebrate entering its fourth year on June 1, 2009 and Allured Publishing Media has generously supplied a CD of the three-volume set that includes Aroma Chemicals Vol. 1, Aroma Chemicals Vol. 2 and Natural Origins for a new-member giveaway.
This valuable CD retails for $900, and it might be yours if you join the NPG between May 1 and June 1, 2009. If your completed application and membership fee is received between those dates, your name will be entered into the giveaway for the CD.
This is a great opportunity to be in the running to obtain one of the most coveted research tools in perfumery. The legacy of Steffan Arctander is that he produced one of the best reference books (or, in this case, CDs) in the history of perfumery.
From the Allured site:
This set includes at least 90% of all chemicals presently used in flavors and fragrances, monographs, all known natural essential oils, extracts, oleoresins along with chemical structure, practical physical data, appearance, odor and flavor type. Also available in this comprehensive set are botanical information, detailed odor and flavor descriptions, suggested uses, literature references and some safety and regulatory information.
Arctander's books are also available on one CD-ROM. Everything you could find in Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin and Perfume and Flavor Chemicals (Aroma Chemicals) is now even easier to locate on this useful CD-ROM. No time to flip page after page looking for information? A simple click of the mouse will find everything you need in this highly navigable format.
Professional Perfumer: Two categories depending upon number of employees $125 or $200/yr.
Associate: creates body, home or environmental products scented with natural aromatics. Two categories depending upon number of employees - $125 or $200/yr.
Supplier: Vendor of equipment and materials $200/yr
Friend: Anyone interested in natural perfume $75/yr
Membership Goals and Objectives
Raise the professional standards of artisan natural perfumers, and to help them receive the recognition for their dedication to the artistry of working with natural aromatics.
Communication: Promote interaction and the exchange of information between artisan perfumers amd associates with suppliers to further develop the perfumer's palette and materials.
Promotion: To bring together individuals involved in the production of natural perfumes, and to represent and promote their interests to the public and media.
Education: To encourage the education and training of people interested in careers as artisan natural perfumers, and to develop a mentor program.
Sustainability: Reaching out to growers and distillers around the world to encourage the production and sourcing of boutique natural aromatics.
Legislative: The Guild monitors and actively participates in the shaping of regulations that affect the perfumery industry.
Please visit the Benefits Page to find out more about the many opportunities offered to you as a member.
If you wish to join the Guild in this one-month window of opportunity to be in the drawing for the Arctander CD, please go to this page to fill in the application form, and to this page to submit your payment.
The winner will be announced on June 2, 2009, and we wish everyone who joins good luck in the drawing!