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Patent Pick: Scent-emitting Doorways, Sinks, Stalls and Other Fixtures

Say goodbye to the days of urinal cake deodorizers. This invention from Impact Products is putting scent directly into restroom walls, towel dispensers, sink counters and more, as this patent describes.

The Juice: Fragrance Evaluators Tell Their Stories

What happens when there is an external evaluator whose client is the brand? What is their contribution to the process of launching niche fragrances? Pia Long writes about the unique relationships between niche brands, fragrance houses and the evaluators who work with them.

Patent Pick: Shower Yourself with Water-actived Fragrance

Naked, sexy women on TV are not the only ones enjoying steamy, hot showers. PG inventors know we all enjoy this luxury, and developed a water-activated fragrance and surfactant system to enhance our experience, as this patent explains.

Scensing Cleanliness: Fragrance for Better Living

In celebration of its 90th anniversary, ACI is promoting cleanliness and freshness with not only clean fragrances, but also clean products. Board members share their insights on customers who help their industry grow.

A Day as an Apprentice Perfumer: BSP Workshop

This past March, the British Society of Perfumers hosted its weekend workshop where attendees were given a firsthand perfume apprentice experience.

Patent Pick: Scrambling for Sclareol?

Ambergris carries a whale of a price (and demand). This has chemists scrambling for cheaper ways to produce a precursor material, sclareol, as this patent from Firmenich illustrates.

Patent Pick: Smell Like a Sage

While it may not make you think like a sage, this patent from Firmenich can make you smell like onemdash;the plant, that is. Here, a novel composition to confer sage, floral and spicy notes is disclosed.

Do Your Ingredients Meet the EPA's Safer Choice List?

The EPA has introduced a Safer Choice label that highlights products with ingredients it considers to be safer based on human health and environmental criteria.

Patent Pick: Fragrance Material Match-up

Head to head and angstrom to angstrom, Symrise pitted fragrance materials against each other to see whod play nicely, and encapsulation processes to see whod 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, Whats the big rush? Youre quick to drift into the ether, leaving barely a trace of you behind. Wed 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.

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.

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