Perfume making (perfumery) is a complex process that demands time, technology and professionals knowledgeable in chemistry and perfumery and with keen sense of smell. Perfumes are made from thousands and thousands chemicals, both natural and man-made.
Perfume may look simple but their manufacturing is a complex process. They can have over 800 ingredients and are designed by people who trained for years to have very precise sense of smell. Read more about how perfume is made.
Every year, around thousand new perfumes appear on the market. Each of them has from tens to few hundred ingredients and it has been like that for centuries. Here we will mention some of common perfume ingredients and sources.