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Laboratory Scales

£ 345.00
Fragrance notes

Purchasing scales for perfumery creation can be tricky. Many makes have a zeroing facility that ignores small fluctuations caused by draughts. The problem is that adding very small quantities at a time - which happens all the time in perfumery - can cause some scales to zero resulting in the amount added being ignored.

These scales have been tested and do not suffer from this problem. They have a maximum capacity of 300gms which is ample for most creative work and they go down to 1mg (one thousandth of a gram). This is ten times more accurate than the scales used on the course and allows parts of one drop to be added.

When professional perfumers create perfume, the quantities in the formulation usually add up to 1000, which refers to milligrams. This allows for the smallest quantity to be 1mg - or one tenth of one percent - which usually fine.

Creating perfumes using scales as opposed to drops immediately dispenses with the need to convert drops to weight and then weigh out your perfume - it can all be done in one operation - directly on the scales.

Battery or mains operated. Batteries are automatically recharged when using mains power. Other features include a counting facility if required.

Fragrance Groups - How to choose a Perfume

Perfumer John Stephen gives advice on how to choose a perfume.

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The history of the Cotswold Perfumery


Established in 1966, the Cotswold Perfumery specialises in creating fine fragrances for the niche market – something we’ve been doing for over 50 years. Find out more and meet our Chief Perfumer John Stephen.

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About the Cotswold Perfumery

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If you are visiting the Cotswolds why not stay in one of our luxury, five-star, self-catering apartments here at the Cotswold Perfumery in Bourton-on-the-Water.

Or try a luxury stay in our five-star luxury apartment in the centre of Cheltenham.

You could even combine your stay with a Perfume Making course at the Cotswold Perfumery.

Attendees of the course receive a discounted rate on accommodation at the Cotswold Perfumery, or Arkle in Cheltenham.

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If you have ever dreamed of creating your own perfume why not attend one of our Perfume Making courses? These run throughout the year in a dedicated teaching room/laboratory at the Cotswold Perfumery in the beautiful village of Bourton-on-the-Water.

One day or more advanced five-day courses available.

Combine your Perfume Making course with a discounted stay in one of our luxury, five-star, self-catering apartments at the Cotswold Perfumery or nearby in Cheltenham.

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Tel: +44-(0)1451-820698



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Cotswold Perfumery Ltd
Victoria Street
Bourton on the Water
GL54 2BU


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