It is far more expensive to mix perfume oils by hand because of the wide variety of fragrance components, and vast number of complex perfume oil formulas found in many of the products to be perfumed.
Depending on the number of perfumers and also of perfume oil samples in the laboratory mixing stations, up to 200 or more different perfume oils, in the quantities of 10, 100, 500 or more grams, may he mixed daily. Therefore, there is often a bottleneck in the sample preparation. Perfumers do not have enough mixing capacity to optimize their creative ideas concerning fragrance and costs.
Modern Laboratory Mixing Technology
Since the beginning of the 80s, more and more computerized automatic production mixing stations for perfume oils, in quantities from 10 kg to several tons, have been successfully installed.