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Rose Perfume

Perhaps you tried making rose perfume back in childhood, like I did? How did that go? I remember the eagerly collecting of rose petals into one of those classic green plastic containers for strawberries, pouring water over, and leaving it. Leaving it for a day, or more. Wisely, I thought, the longer brewing the better. What an excitement in the waiting, understanding that was part of the thorough process. Imagining making real perfume. Those few days longer went ahead. Then it was time. However, my project had started smelling badly, instead of lovely. It was not at all perfume! And, not at all to my expectations... Years later, at the time my own children got interested in how perfume is made, I started investiga