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When searching the perfumery or flavor use of a chemical, novel or not, two places in each classification system should be searched: all organoleptic use class(es), and the chemical per se class. At a minimum, the search should cover the U.S. Classification system, the International Patent Classification, the standard chemical literature (e.g. Beilstein and Chemical Abstracts), and the standard literature of our industry: Bedoukian’s Perfumery and Flavoring Synthetics, Arctander’s Perfume and Flavor Chemicals (Aroma Chemicals) Vol. I and II, and the Fritzsche library bulletin.
Certainly the physiochemical limits established in our laboratories for those lavandin samples correlating to high olfactory ratings are not absolute, and examination of future crops may necessitate some modifications, Nevertheless, a study of the accompanying tables yields several interesting observations.
Some people claim they can upon command recall specific odors, others think not and argue that such memories consist only of sensory attributes from other modalities. Unfortunately, there seems to be no simple experimental test of such recall for the simple and basic reason that one can not observe another person’s sensory experiences.
British Society of Perfumers and Society of Cosmetic Chemists of Great Britain Third Joint Symposium--Report.
Methods leading to (–)-, (+)-, and (±)-carvone have been reviewed, The technical production of (–)-carvone is based on the widely available (+)-limonene; the most favored route is that epitomized in Chart 1. Though the steps involved are simple, their exploitation is a wellguarded secret, There is no similar commercialscale production of (+)-carvone because the basic materials for its synthesis are not as readily available. However, sooner or later the rising demand for this ketone will ensure that it, too, will be produced synthetically.
Every marketer of fragrances wants to understand perfumery, odors, and the vocabulary of the art. This can be accomplished best by a continuing series of educational seminars presented by fragrance suppliers. The seminars are not sales pitches, but are simply educational presentations with smelling samples to illustrate the notes and vocabulary. They are attended by people in marketing, market research, R & D, sales, etc.
Perhaps television is part of the answer. What the fragrance industry needs is stronger consumer acceptance, which can be generated by television. Tbe use of television as a vehicle to build stronger consumer acceptance will become much more meaningful in the next five years. The next five years will be much more interesting than the last thirty years
This book provides us with a very detailed and accurate picture of the perfume industry as it existed over one hundred and thirty years ago. For the manufacturer, chemist, and perfumer it answers many questions on the origin of various processes and uses still in existence to this day and for the cosmetic chemist and marketing people it provides a wealth of ideas for new products based upon old concepts on the use of “natural products” for the human body.
The fact remains that odors and fragrances can provoke both positive and negative responses. You in your role as purveyors of fragrance can build in many positive responses to a particular product.
The year is 1977; the place, New York City. The American perfumers, creators of fragrances, are gathered for their 23rd annual summit conference. There is an apparent problem with the direction of the men’s fragrance market. 1977 should he different from 1967 and 1957— and, hopefully, from 1987. But will it be? Will it be business as usual this year, or will someone plant seeds of doubt, question the usual, suggest the non or un-usual? Will someone seek out the new trends as well as dusting off the old patterns? Will someone, perhaps, see where we have been? Where we are? And, where we are going?