The process of letting the newly compounded blend of fragrance materials age before it is put into a base or a carrier (for example alcohol in the case of a fragrance). This is an essential part of any quality manufacturing and is very often skipped in our modern days where time is seen as a constraint. A minimum of 2 to 3 weeks is needed for all the ingredients of the formula to harmoniously blend together in a chemical process similar to the ageing of wines.
Parisian by birth, American by choice, Fred Jacques was trained at the renowned Roure School of Perfumery in Grasse (now Givaudan). An evaluator by passion and by trade, Fred has managed the Fine Fragrance divisions of some recognized Fragrance Houses before deciding to start his own venture with a group of friends and former colleagues: The Society of Scent with its own Fragrance Creation Laboratory and perfumery team. Totally passionate about fragrances and Scent in general, Fred sees the challenges that the industry is currently facing as an incredible opportunity for innovation and for a new narrative based on transparency, education, and products that deliver against the promise of emotion and elevation.