Each product from The Library of Fragrance is inspired by a particular scent from life. We work with many very clever perfumers, who are trained to be able to recognise the combination of scent molecules in odours – whether that’s an odour given off from a flower growing in the garden, a tub of Play-Doh, or a fragrant experience, like a thunderstorm. It can take anything from a month, to several years, to recreate a ‘smell’ into a wearable fragrance form, and our perfumers will keep tweaking a formula until it directly replicates the scent of the object or experience from life that they set out to mirror.
We believe that to expand the use and enjoyment of scent, each and every day, great fragrance has to be affordable. We bottle all our fragrances to order, at our own factory, in Pennsylvania, USA, which is how we are able to have such a vast collection of different scents to choose from and yet, keep our retail prices affordable. We also keep our prices low for our customers by keeping packaging to a minimum and by not spending money on expensive advertising.
Our products are described as Cologne Sprays. In perfumery terms, the word ‘cologne’ is used as a way of describing fragrance concentration. Typically, the perfume oil in a cologne will make up between 2-8% of a fragrance’s composition once it is blended with alcohol.
Our fragrances are also renowned for having a ‘linear’ structure. A linear fragrance is one that is constructed so that the way it smells does not change that much over time, on the skin. This is in contrast to many traditionally composed fragrances, which have ‘top’, ‘heart’ and ‘base’ notes that evaporate from the skin at different rates and interact with one another, to evolve the resulting scent over time. Our fragrances are linear because they are designed to directly represent an object or experience. For example, the scent of baby powder does not change over time, so our Baby Powder fragrance does not either; if it did, it wouldn’t smell like the real thing!
We’re very proud of our ‘library’ of fragrances, and we are always looking out for inspiration that will help us to add to the collection. If you have an idea about a scent that you would love us to ‘bottle’, or any other thoughts about new products in general, please do get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org, or via our Facebook page or Twitter.