Perfumers still rely on traditional plants for base notes
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Solanum jasminoides

Great for pergolas

Numerous white star-shaped blossoms hang on this climber throughout the summer.

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"Rosie  says . . ."

Rosie likes to prepare home-made soaps with scents from her garden. "I just let my nose lead me through every new garden I encounter." With The Compleat Botanica, Rosie is beginning to assemble her knowledge and experience into a semi-formal journal that she hopes her daughter will someday discover and appreciate.
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Q:  What does the "specimen available" checkbox mean?

A:  The taxonomic checklist has a checkbox which indicates whether a specimen of the given type exists in your collection.  When a taxonomic name is checked, all higher ranking names are also checked. Checked items are also highlighted using a bold face font in the taxonomic hierarchy. This feature allows you to easily see the distribution and concentration of your specimen in relation to the whole plant kingdom.

This checkbox is automatically updated as you add new specimen to your collection.  see the full story.

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  The not so obvious . . .

The Compleat Botanica and perfume makers
Record fragrance descriptions, fragrance intensity, fragrance category, and plant parts used.
Grow your own scented garden starting with suggestions from the sample database.
Track your perfume and fragrance experiments in the rich-text notes areas.
Use all of the other features of The Compleat Botanica to develop and publish plant-related reports.


Features for perfume makers


  Rich text notes



  All of the essential features of The Compleat Botanica

Data fields for perfume makers

Just a few of the data fields useful for perfume makers:

  Botanical name

  Common names


  Fragrance parts

  Fragrance intensity

  Fragrance category

  Alphabetical index of all 160 fields used by The Compleat Botanica


Software snapshots

There are 17 side-by-side data entry views making it easy to access and update your data.  Be sure to check out the Traditional uses view.

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Frequently asked questions

  I'm interested in the concept, but the word "compleat" suggests a British origin.  Please clarify if the software is applicable to my plant zone.

A:  In fact, the software is an American product.

The word "Compleat" is not simply an odd spelling for the word "Complete".  "Compleat" is an adjective for describing a "highly developed or wide-ranging skill or proficiency" (The American Heritage Dictionary).  This is a quality that describes both the software and the people who use it.

Yes, the software is applicable to all plant hardiness zones.

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 Frequently Asked Questions

Tips . . .

  How do I publish to the Web?

A:  The publish tool combines the best parts of the report generator, the export facility, and the print tags feature into one powerful tool which allows you to create HTML documents.  If you're interested in placing your specimen data on a Web site, whether for personal, professional, or commercial purposes, you'll find the publish tool is a fast and efficient way to do it.  If you're preparing a printed manual or a book of your plant data, the publish tool is a great way to produce a printed version of your collection.  If you're looking for alternative ways to print specimen tags, the publish tool has pre-defined templates for plant stakes, arboretum tags, and nursery placards.

The publishing tool uses a multi-step wizard to guide you through the process of creating Web pages, indexes, table of contents, labels, and much more.  To learn the basic procedures for publishing see the notes beginning with the Step by step guide to publishing.

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Last reviewed December 05, 2009   


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