Q: How to concentrate human-skin oils?

Jane Norris-Hill norris at lamp.ac.uk
Tue Feb 6 09:03:56 EST 1996


brobison at ecst.csuchico.edu (Cameron Frye) wrote:
>     I'm looking for a way to isolate and concentrate the natural oils secreted
>by human skin (or its glands).  Ideally, I'd like to have a small amount of
>highly oderiferous liquid with which to make perfume.  What parts of the body
>secrete the largest concentration of said oils?  Please respond here or
>(preferably) in e-mail.  Thanks.

Have you read the book "Perfume" by Patrick Suskind?  If my memory 
serves me correctly, this provides some very detailed, if rather 
gruesome, ways of extracting scents from the human body although I will
point out that I am not advocating you take things quite as far as
'Grenouille'.








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