Recent in Fragrance (page 15 of 27)

Evaluating Alternate Raw Materials and Processes

Fragrance ingredients have life cycles in the hundreds and even thousands of years. The evaluation of these products, processes and alternate raw material sources is a complex and continuous process which, when successful, can lead to competitive advantages that pay dividends for decades.

Patent Pick: Fragrance Material Match-up

Head to head and angstrom to angstrom, Symrise pitted fragrance materials against each other to see who'd play nicely, and encapsulation processes to see who'd take a beating. The winners helped to develop a method, described in this patent application (in German), to identify both traits.

Patent Pick: Not So Fast, Fragrance

Dear fragrance, What's the big rush? You're quick to drift into the ether, leaving barely a trace of you behind. We'd love for you to stick around, as this patent from Firmenich suggests you could. Consider this traditional cosmetic emollient.

Take a Bite Out of Scent: Gourmand Trends are Here to Stay

Have you ever smelled something so potent you felt like you could eat it? In honor of April as national pecan month in the U.S., Givaudan shares the impact of gourmand scents in the fragrance industry.

Stories You Need to Read

Busy week? Catch up on what Firmenich's environmental initiatives or read about P&G's investment. All that and more.

Firmenich Goes for the Gold, and Wins

The gold rating from EcoVadis puts Firmenich among the top 2% of all suppliers regarding sustainability.

In Memoriam: Franklin Radican

Franklin Radican, 77, of Mendham, New Jersey, passed away on March 4, 2016.

Patent Pick: Delivery Plan Falls Apart, As Planned

Falling apart literally is what this invention from Tel Aviv University is intended to do. Here, the inventors describe a micelle system that is activated by enzymes to deliver flavor, cosmetic, textile and other ingredients.

Patent Pick: New Nanoparticles Drive the Fragrance Delivery Truck

As FedEx and UPS demonstrate, not only are delivery routes crucial to getting the job done, so are the drivers themselves. And a new invention from the paint industry steers this metaphor into the fragrance field using nanoparticles.

Patent Pick: Boosting F&F Potential with Cyclopropanes

Just when you thought your flavor or fragrance hit all the right sensory triggers, International Flavor & Fragrances (IFF) came along with this patent application—for new cyclopropane chemistries that boost these experiences. But change can be good.

Demystifying Wisteria sinensis

Balance and component blends are what create the wisteria odor profile

Progress in Essential Oils: Turmeric Oil, Part 2

Part two of this two-part column compares the chemical compositions of turmeric oil and Curcuma longa.

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