All the soviet perfumes produced at Novaya Zarya in Moscow were created in a large room, the perfumer's lab. I have a collection of pictures from the 50's to late 80's that can give us an image of that creation center. Similar to the old Roure lab but smaller, in this room there were 6 perfume organs (hemicycle type) and a smaller one in a corner. There was also a central table for the evaluation of samples. The lab bottles containing the raw materials and the bases were very beautiful (square type with a round stopper like a flame) and they were not the ordinary type used in a lab. Those were days when the computer was not used and the formulas were written by hand in notebooks with the observations about the scent, tenacity or volume. The perfumers in Moscow were working in those days under the direction of the chief perfumer Pavel Ivanov until his retirement (early 80's). This picture is from 1988 but the design elements were unchanged since the 50's.
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