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Feb 23, 2017 | 04:34 PM CST

Organoleptic Characteristics of Flavor Materials

Blooming elderflower
By: Judith Michalski, Senior Flavorist

This month's column features organoleptic discussions on vanillin, coffee, elderflower, orange heart and cayenne pepper more.

Feb 23, 2017 | 03:59 PM CST

The Future of Artificial Flavors & Ingredients

By: Jim Kavanaugh

With public opinion so overwhelmingly in favor of all natural foods and flavors, what is the fate of artificial flavors and ingredients, and is such a large movement toward natural products truly sustainable?

Feb 23, 2017 | 02:41 PM CST

Forward Thinking: Water Works

Water splash from a bottle
By: Amy Marks-McGee

From fizzy alcoholic drinks to crystal-infused water, new flavors and functional ingredients, Earth’s natural resource is offering more than just hydration.

Feb 23, 2017 | 02:24 PM CST

Flavor Bites: iso-Butyric Acid

By: John Wright

Exhibiting a complex character, iso-butyric acid is effective in a wide range of fruit and non-fruit flavors, particularly those outside of the dairy category.

Feb 22, 2017 | 02:20 PM CST

The Juice: Mandy Aftel – Changing the Perfume Game

By: Pia Long, director, Olfiction Ltd.

Mandy’s avant-garde approach to perfume and flavor has created a portfolio of work that inspires her customers and readers.

Feb 22, 2017 | 02:07 PM CST

To Synthesize or Not to Synthesize...that is the question

By: Steve Pringle, Global VP Sales & Marketing, AC…

In the world of F&F formulation, synthetics are recognized for what they are: essential tools for creation; yet, how can we promote them to consumers without the stigma?

Feb 22, 2017 | 01:55 PM CST

Progress in Essential Oils: Silver Fir or Abies alba oil

By: Brian M. Lawrence, Consultant

This month's column discusses the chemical composition of silver fir oil.

Feb 22, 2017 | 01:47 PM CST

Endpoint. Unnaturally Innovative

By: Rachel Grabenhofer, Managing Editor, Cosmetics…

It’s hard not to notice the anti-trend, moving toward the unnatural.

Feb 22, 2017 | 01:40 PM CST

Editor's Note: Synthetics: Safe, Sustainable and Stigmatized

By: Deniz Ataman

We experience a variety of synthetic versions of naturals in our daily lives. But the mission is the same: to create a compelling, engaging, quality experience for the listener.

Feb 20, 2017 | 09:34 AM CST

Armand De Villoutreys to Serve as Firmenich's President of Perfumery and Ingredients


Armand de Villoutreys was announced as the new president of perfumery and ingredients for Firmenich, effective July 1, 2017.