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Character : What makes a note, harmony or perfume stand out from the                                                                                  rest.

Chilling :  Refrigeration of an alcohol solution to facilitate the precipitation of less soluble substances (plant waxes), before filtering to obtain a clear solution.

Chromatography : Technique of separating chemical molecules to identify them more easily and facilitate quality control.

Coloring : Effect obtained either naturally because of certain   components in the formula or by the addition of colorin agents.

Communelle :  The combination of different batches of a raw material to  obtain a product of consistent quality. 

Composer : In perfumery, this is the Perfumer.

Composition : The result of an olfactive creation made by a Perfumer.

Concentrate : The weight of raw materials before they are soaked in alcohol.

Concentration : This is the amount of perfume concentrate dissolved in alcohol. It has  many names:  Extract, Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette, Eau de Cologne, Eau de Senteur.

Concrete : Solid or semi-solid product obtained after extracting the  fragrant ingredients from certain raw materials, such as  jasmine, rose and oakmoss.

Conditioning  &  Packaging : This includes the processes of soaking in alcohol, maceration and filtration, all the way through to bottling and packaging. 

Cosmetic :  Term used to indicate skincare, treatments or beauty products used to cleanse, maintain and care for the body.

CO2 extraction :    Cold pressurized extraction technique using carbon dioxide to obtain absolutes which have no residual odor.

Creation :  See Composition.