© 1991

Poucher’s Perfumes, Cosmetics and Soaps — Volume 1

The Raw Materials of Perfumery

  • Authors
  • Editors
  • A. J. Jouhar

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Dictionary of the raw materials of perfumery and some cosmetic and toiletry products

    1. Front Matter
      Pages ix-ix
    2. A
      W. A. Poucher
      Pages 1-27
    3. B
      W. A. Poucher
      Pages 27-57
    4. C
      W. A. Poucher
      Pages 57-112
    5. D
      W. A. Poucher
      Pages 112-129
    6. E
      W. A. Poucher
      Pages 129-149
    7. F
      W. A. Poucher
      Pages 149-154
    8. G
      W. A. Poucher
      Pages 154-166
    9. H
      W. A. Poucher
      Pages 166-185
    10. I
      W. A. Poucher
      Pages 185-188
    11. J
      W. A. Poucher
      Pages 188-190
    12. K
      W. A. Poucher
      Pages 190-193
    13. L
      W. A. Poucher
      Pages 193-208
    14. M
      W. A. Poucher
      Pages 208-241
    15. N
      W. A. Poucher
      Pages 241-252
    16. O
      W. A. Poucher
      Pages 252-262
    17. P
      W. A. Poucher
      Pages 262-292
    18. Q
      W. A. Poucher
      Pages 292-294
    19. R
      W. A. Poucher
      Pages 294-299

About this book


This classic work by Poucher, first published in 1923, was last produced in three volumes titled, respectively The Raw Materials of Perfumery (seventh edition, 1974), The Production, Manufacture and Application of Perfumes (eighth edition, 1974) and Modern Cosmetics (eighth edition, 1974). Its popularity is well demonstrated by there having been three reprints of these editions in 1976, 1979 and 1984, res pecti vel y . The history of events can be traced by reference to the prefaces to earlier editions and those interested should study these with care since they give a fascinating insight into developments in the subject fields covered by Poucher's Perfumes, Cosmetics and Soaps over the years. It is not proposed to provide a resume here. In this Volume I, the current edition attempts to provide data about raw materials in a more formalized way than before, so that not only the history of some compounds can be checked, but also so that useful reference information can be obtained. It is particularly relevant to do this, since it is not always easy to be certain of nomenclature. Moreover, as we move towards 'ingredient labelling' (a trend not welcomed by some), a high level of uniformity will be needed. Whether this will come from adoption of CTFA terminology, use of CAS numbers or some other system is not clear. Where possible, such data have been included so that readers may identify materials more readily. Where given, CAS numbers are located in the top right-hand corner of each entry.


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Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Poucher’s Perfumes, Cosmetics and Soaps — Volume 1
  • Book Subtitle The Raw Materials of Perfumery
  • Authors W.A. Poucher
  • Editors A.J. Jouhar
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1991
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-412-27340-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-94-010-5361-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-94-011-3064-6
  • Edition Number 9
  • Number of Pages IX, 349
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pharmacy
    Chemistry/Food Science, general
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`This book is rightly regarded as the bible of the perfumery industry flourishing as an indispensible guide to the constitution and manufacture of perfumes, cosmetics and soaps.'
Chimie Flash
`Poucher has been a standard reference since it was first published in 1923. It is indeed welcome to have an updated version.'
Chemical Monographs Review