Two people dressed in white coats talking:
Karl: Moin Meister, what are we doing today?
Anna: We're creating a new perfume, commissioned by some French fashion designer, Öwwes Somehow. It wasn't Roscher... It doesn't matter...
Karl: Oh cool, we already discussed that in the 1st year of apprenticeship, perfume gel right?
Anna: Almost, the school is not up-to-date, we don't have something as dusty as this organ anymore, we use the Parfum-O-Mat 2000.
Karl's eyes are getting big. Anna means to walk him into the back corner of the lab where there is an inconspicuous black box with a laptop attached, similar to the things used in the CSI series to analyze DNA samples and convict the killer.
Anna: Here's our sweetheart, I've already booted it up and calibrated it with Mainstream
Karl: With what exactly is this calibrated?
Anna: With 1mL each La Vie est Belle, Cool Water, Coco Mademoiselle and 4711 Genuine cologne water, these are our four cornerstones in the frame of which we want to move, olfactory.
Karl: Why these and no mono fragrances or more unusual creations?
Anna: With niche fragrances we would calibrate if we wanted to make niches, with mono fragrances if we were quite creative, for a standard designer fragrance this calibration is sufficient. We have conducted surveys and these calibration fragrances are among the top 10 in their category. If one of them is not in stock at the moment, we take something comparable or leave the point out, no one will notice afterwards anyway...
Karl: I see...
Anna: Ready to land your first big litter?
Karl (hesitantly): Hm.............yes?
Anna: Don't worry, you can't do anything wrong, the system is foolproof. Here, just select 2-3 popular fragrances from the list of designer fragrances you want to combine. These are then displayed in the upper window and the fragrances appear directly below. If you click on them, you can make them stronger or weaker or delete them completely. If you like it, click on "Brew" and the first litre will be mixed together and filled into the amber glass bottle. At the same time, a file with the exact recipe is created and both are sent to the client. All right?
Karl: Yes, sounds totally easy. But how do I know the first try's gonna be something? Can you also mix less than 1L together, so you can test if you like it and do not directly waste so many raw materials?
Anna: Ah super economy you had probably also already? I like the way you think. I omitted one important detail. Here's the two tubes hanging out of the machine, you stick them up your nose. If you want to smell your creation, you press "Sniff" above the Brew button, then a fragrance is introduced into the nose via the tubes, but don't press it more than once, otherwise you'll never get the fragrance out of your nose again. That happened to me once, the touchpad had some kind of hanger and triggered the button five times in a row, I couldn't pull out the hoses that fast, the system is very reactive. I for a whole week was nothing to mix with because I had the smell of pompous flowers in my nose. But enough talk, let's go!
Karl: Okay, let's see, I'll just take this one and this one.
Anna: Ah Mon Guerlain EdP, good choice and Calvin Klein Women EdP, well there I am curious. Here behind the fragrance you can enter the percentage distribution of the shares.
Karl: Well, then I just take from the first 10, no wait 15% and from the second we take 85%.
Anna: Very good, now the scents: Turn on what you like, click away what you don't like.
Karl: Ok, that's easy, orange blossom full volume, lavender very quiet and eucalyptus has to come out. Ready.
Anna: Great, let's have a nose of it before we brew it. Everybody gets a hose, that'll have to do.
They shove their hoses up their noses full of expectation. Anna nods to Karl, he replies the gesture, then presses you on "Sniff". A fast little rumble, a quiet hissing, something rattles and lightning fast the fragrance flows into the noses.
Anna: Not bad at all, for your first creation! Bravo, it's as good as sold. I'm planning on it, some nice bottle, a young thing, maybe a top model or singer, does the advertising, a snappy name...And they'll give us some more cosmopolitan pseudonyms, unfortunately that's always the case.
Karl: How already finished, that was nevertheless only now the top note, we do not work further on it?
Anna: Nonsense creation succeeded. The fragrance has to convince in the first 3 minutes in the perfumery, head note catcher one calls it, if one is bad. And time is money, the budget is tight, we have to create 5 more perfumes today. A pleasing designer fragrance it has become.
Karl: ok, now I press Brew?
Anna: Let's go, the file got the code L-1br€, please write this later in your logbook.
Somewhat disillusioned that it went so fast to create a new scent is Karl already, somehow he missed the magic. On the other hand, which trainee already has a self-created fragrance on the perfumery shelves?!