The Perfumer's Workbook Formulation Software

The Perfumer's Workbook is a formula writing program aimed at the professional perfumer, flavourist or trainee. It enables you to keep thousands of formulas in a compact easy to search version with lots of easy to use tools to help the professional or even complete beginner create better perfumes in less time.

"Young Lad! It takes seven years to become a perfumer, and after that you become a good perfumer or a bad perfumer." This was the admonishment to me as a young apprentice in the early 70's from Bert Abadi as he sat talking with my boss, Ken Burrows. Between them was over a hundred years of experience in the perfume business. How times have changed !, within one hour of running The Perfumer's Workbook you can write your first perfume or flavour formula even if you've never even seen an essential oil or aroma chemical in your life!

With our perfumery supplies too you can now create and produce your own unique perfume for yourself or your products (e.g. candles, cosmetics or toiletries)

Some of the main features include:

  • Raw material database with odour, synonyms, suppliers, etc.
  • Perfume and flavour formula composition
  • Visual display of odour characteristics
  • Relative odour strength and life of materials
  • Performance/stability in common applications
  • Formulations can be opened on MS Excel, MSWord or NotePad
  • Save 200,000 formulas on a CDRom (if you live long enough to write that many)
  • Shortens formula writing to up to a quarter of the time
  • Real time costing of compounds during creating
  • Prints out formulas - End handwriting mistakes in the lab

Plus : Just a glimpse of some of the more advanced features:

  • Graphic Odour Design Wizard to generate a formula from an odour description
  • Visual prediction of the odour of a compounds at every stage of evaporation
  • Algorithms that can modify odour characteristics automatically
  • Suggests alternative materials at the click of the mouse
  • Mixing 2 or more formulas together has never been easier
  • Reports on probable performance of compounds in over 30 applications
  • Check if that soap perfume will be suitable for lipsticks, incense or washing powder
  • Automatically generates a trial formula from pre-formatted descriptions we provide

There are 3 options currently available:


1) The Perfumer's Workbook Free Version
Download the Free version to get an idea of what you can do with The Perfumer's Workbook and register later if you need to. Runs on Windows or Mac.

Instructions

Download Here - The Perfumer's Workbook *Free* for Windows or Mac

Windows: Right click on workbook-portable.zip in Windows Explorer - select "Extract All" - Choose where to Extract to e.g. D:\ - (Check the option Show Extracted files when complete) - run the file Workbook-Link.exe or make a desktop shortcut to "Workbook-portable.app/Contents/MacOs/Workbook.exe"

Mac: Download : View the file workbook-portable.zip in Finder - Just Drag the App Icon (only the App Icon, no other files) to your Desktop or Apps folder. Click on the App to run.

Notes: The application can also be extracted to a USB drive on Mac or Windows.

Trouble-shooting: If you experience problems opening the program especially if the opening password screen text box is blank or there are no materials listed in the program it is probably to do with your security or anti-virus settings. Check your security preferences are not only set to the App store.



2) The Perfumer's Workbook Registered Version Download & CD Rom
Buy or Free with The Perfumery Training Kit or if you have attended one of or 5-day Workshops. It runs on Windows or Mac. We recommended it for perfumery students and those who want a basic idea of how perfumes are made commercially. Contains a database of 625 materials to which you can add your own.
Your Licence Key and Password will be sent by email once your order is confirmed and the CDRom by registered post.

Tip: Download the program and try it out before registering so you can be sure that you are going to find it useful and it will run on your system.

Registered Version - Main differences from the FREE version

  • Can be personalized so your name prints on the formulas
  • Can edit raw material data to your preferences
  • Add your own prices
  • Set preferred units (grams, oz, lbs, Kgs etc.)
  • Add your own materials to the database.
  • As with the Free version you can write a practically unlimited number of formulas

Instructions & Registration:

Download Here - and go to the file "workbook-portable.zip" in your Downloads folder - Register later

Windows: Right click on workbook-portable.zip in Windows Explorer - select "Extract All" - Choose where to Extract to e.g. D:\ - (Check the option Show Extracted files when complete) - run the file Workbook-Link.exe or make a desktop shortcut to "Workbook-portable.app/Contents/MacOs/Workbook.exe"

Mac: Download : View the file workbook-portable.zip in Finder - Just Drag the App Icon (only the App Icon, no other files) to your Desktop or Apps folder. Click on the App to run.

Notes: The application can also be extracted to a USB drive on Mac or Windows.

Trouble-shooting: If you experience problems opening the program especially if the opening password screen text box is blank or there are no materials listed in the program it is probably to do with your security or anti-virus settings. Check your security preferences are not only set to the App store.

Registration: Your Licence Key and Password will be sent by email once your order has been confirmed.
  • Save the Licence Key to your Downloads (or folder easy for you to find)
  • Do not open the Licence Key with any other program or text reader
  • Make a note of the password from the email
  • Open The Perfumer's Workbook
  • Under the Help Menu select Register program
  • Click the Open Button and find the Licence Key
  • Click the Register Button
  • Next time you start the program you will need your password from the email
  • Anytime you open the program you can Change the password or turn it off. Enter your current password and click "Change>" (bottom right of the password window)

Order your Licence Key for the registered version here



3) The Perfumer's Workbook Professional Edition
Designed for Professional Users Only. It comes with your own custom database - Recommended on its own only for professional users, i.e. those engaged in commercial production of perfume compounds and flavours.

Professional Licence - Main differences from the REGISTERED and FREE versions

  • Can be personalized so that only your company name shows
  • Remove any reference to PerfumersWorld
  • Can edit raw material data to your preferences
  • Comes with over 10,000 raw material records (= well over 3,000 unique materials.
  • Representing over 95% of raw materials used in perfume and flavor
  • Add your own prices, show mark-up price for compounds
  • Set preferred units (grams, oz, lbs, Kgs etc.)
  • Add your own materials to the database.
  • As the Registered version you can write a practically unlimited number of formulas
  • Optional extra - a simple stock useage module can be included
  • Optional - (Recommended and economical service for business users. The database can be set up at the time of purchase with your preferred RM names, prices, descriptions, suppliers etc. by us so you are ready to roll from day 1.

Code: The Perfumer's Workbook Professional Licence
Installed with a database of over 3,000+ materials in 10,000+ records.
(Available with on-site installation, training and maintenance.)

The Perfumer's Workbook Professional Set-Up Service
An optional service available for Professional Licence holders at the time of purchase. Our technicians can set-up your company database on The Perfumer's Workbook with your own ID names, stock numbers, printing preferences etc. Select the number of materials (rows) that you want us to set-up for you on your database. Just US$1.00/material. This service is recommended for business users who want to be up and running from Day 1. Note: You still have over 10,000 records that you can import and modify yourself if you prefer. This service can include the input of your formulations too.

Contact PerfumersWorld for more information.

Warning
If you thought all programs were the same, you are in for a surprise. I guarantee it's nothing like your program at work. This is really designed for you to use on your home machine and for long term reference and archiving of formulas. You will find the program a little complex at first but Press F1 and follow the Quick Overview and you will be writing formulas quicker than you can say "Hydroxycitronellal". Read the readme file pwreadme.txt for the latest installation information. If you are unable to download the program please contact us.

Order your copy of The Perfumer's Workbook, Professional Licence here


Patch for Apple Mac El Capitan

Patch for Mac El Capitan OS X 10, some users report that they can't open their programs in the latest Mac update.

To get over this, download a fresh install of the Workbook Download here, unzip this to your application folder or desktop and then import your data from your previous version.

Open the program, under the Wizards menu, select "import database wizard", then point the wizard to your previous version. You may have to type it or right click on the previous version and click "Get Info". It looks something like "desktop/computer-name/workbook-portable.app".

Then click next and confirm. Contact us if the problem still persists.

For more info about OS X 10 El Capitan bugs, check Bugs, bugs, and more bugs