From Chris Anderson, a wonderful and geeky idea for that someone in a GeekDad’s life who might like to be the next Coco Chanel: the Perfume Science Kit.
Follow your nose on a fragrant journey through the science, history and art of making perfumes. Experiment with countless fragrance combinations on your way to becoming a master perfumer. Learn how your nose and olfactory system work with your brain to sense and recognize smells. Play games with your sense of smell and taste. Read about the long history of perfumes and take a peek into the perfume industry today. Discover where natural and synthetic fragrances come from. Use vegetable shortening to extract the fragrant oils from rose petals.
Find out what makes a perfume different from a cologne. Design your own perfumes and learn how perfumes are meticulously composed.