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SC Johnson Expands Ingredient List to Europe

SC Johnson now lists all ingredients for products sold in the majority of European countries, as well as the United States.

Update: TSCA Reform Bill Tries to Reach President's Desk

A bill that amends the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) to revise regulations on chemicals has passed the House although what happens next now remains in question.

The Mysterious Olfaction Molecule Unmasked

A recent study from The Monell Center found the connection between the olfactory marker protein (OMP) and the detection of different scents after a 30-year-old mystery.

Patent Pick: One Step Closer to Sweet, Soft Commercial Viability

The inventors on this fragrance patent traded the two-step (or more) fragrance synthesis dance for a more economic, one-step solution.

Patent Pick: Odor Annihilator

Phew—smell that? Odors are out there, lingering until heat and humidity unleash their dirty-socks-in-the-gym-bag potential. That's where pro-scent solutions like this Henkel compound come in, locked and loaded.

Patent Pick: Spotlight on Vanillin, Literally

Lights, cameras, vanillin! A new patent application from BASF describes a novel stilbene whose vanilla-like odor intensifies under artificial or natural light.

Patent Pick: Stop Stressing

Breathe easier with bergamot. Get away with grapefruit. Loosen up with lemon and relax with rose. AmorePacific has patented an aromatherapy blend for anti-stress effects in perfume and cosmetic applications.

1-(4-Isopropyl cyclohexyl) ethanol from Cumene in Two Steps

Due to its stability, this material finds use in a large number of products in the fragrance industry.

The Juice: Fragrance Evaluation for Independent Brands, Passion Above All

What happens when there is a fragrance evaluator between a brand and a fragrance house? Are they gatekeepers, critics, interpreters, co-creators, all of these or something else?

Stay in Tune with Your Scents

Vapor Communications launched Cyrano, a personal consumer electronics device, which plays sequences of scents through a speaker and mood modification platform.

Patent Pick: Perfume Patch is the Path to Convenience

Sweaty and panting, you got a great workout at the gym. You hit the showers, towel off and grab your toiletries. With deodorant and hair gel set, you peel the backing off a patch and apply—wait, perfume? That's the vision behind this patent.

Patent Pick: Are Your Fragrance Emissions in Order?

Volkswagen is getting its emissions act in order. On that "note," it's time the fragrance industry does the same. According to this patent, there's a better way for emanation devices to release air freshener, insect repellent, sanitizers and more to our surroundings.

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