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Synthetic raw materials

Synthetic raw materials form the basis of contemporary perfume making. Since the mid-19th century, modern chemistry has enabled the perfume industry to develop so as to fulfil the qualitative and quantitative expectations of the global market.

The first perfume to use these new synthetic products was the famous Chanel N°5 created in 1925 - one of its components is an aldehyde. Synthetic raw materials obtained through petrochemistry have as high a quality of fragrance as those derived from natural raw materials.

Although they are not always less expensive than natural raw materials, using synthetic raw materials is often more ecologically desirable and also ensures more consistent product quality.