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May 07, 2006 | 09:43 AM CDT
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
What is the relationship between the market and fragrance development? Where are new scent concepts coming from? To find some answers we spoke with Givaudan junior perfumer Cecile Krakower about the role of innovation, cross-disciplinary studies, cultural exchanges and trend spotting in fragrance creation.
May 02, 2006 | 10:01 PM CDT
By: Brian M. Lawrence
Thyme Oil Using a combination of TLC and IR as his method of analysis, Popesco (1983) found that a thyme oil (ex. Thymus vulgaris) of Romanian origin tentatively contained the following constituents:
May 02, 2006 | 09:58 PM CDT
By: Danute Pajaujis Anonis
In part I of this cedarwood series (Perfumer & Flavorist, May/June 2001), we discussed various cedarwood oil types and derivatives. In part II of this cedarwood series (Perfumer & Flavorist, July/August 2002), we discussed the application of cedarwood and its derivatives in various types of fragrances. We have also given examples of the use of cedarwood in imitations of several essential oils, and of the use of cedarwood derivatives in some specialties.
May 02, 2006 | 09:54 PM CDT
By: K.H.C. Baser, M. Kürkçüoglu and T. Özek, Facul…
Rose oil was produced by hydrodistillation from fresh flowers of Rosa damascena Miller. (Turkey and Bulgaria are the two main producers of this precious material.) Results of the analysis of Turkish rose oil produced by the Gülbirlik Cooperative in the past 16 years are provided in this article.
May 02, 2006 | 09:50 PM CDT
By: Mans Boelens and Ronald Boelens, Boelens Aroma…
Although up to 10,000 natural and synthetic aroma chemicals exist, the search for new or improved products is ongoing in the flavor and fragrance industry (F-1). The search for new substances starts with the analysis of the possible benefits, the existing knowledge and the routes that can be followed.
May 02, 2006 | 09:42 PM CDT
By: Brian M. Lawrence
Geranium Oil In 1996, Zang et al. analyzed geranium oil of Chinese origin. Although they found that some of the major constituents were citronellol (24.73%), geraniol (8.79%) and linalool (4.16%), the authors misidentified many of the other constituents; however, it is included in this review for completeness. Möllenbeck et al. (1997) analyzed a sample of geranium oil produced in Madagascar. The oil composition was found to be as follows:
May 02, 2006 | 09:38 PM CDT
By: Glenn Roberts, The Roberts Group and Fragrance…
How many industry professionals reading this column have ever in their lives spoken to a government regulator? My educated estimate is only a few. Now, how many readers have ever spoken to an elected official? I would guess perhaps a few more.
May 02, 2006 | 09:34 PM CDT
By: F. Peter Meschede and Thierry Duclos
Part One. I am an old fashioned guy. I want to smell eau de cologne made with natural bergamot oil. I want to smell the fragrance of citrus or lavender oils in my cleansing agents.
May 02, 2006 | 09:28 PM CDT
By: Mans Boelens and Harrie Boelens
Qualitative odor-structure relationships have been applied for more than a century. The results of these studies are mostly the consequence (outcome) of the application of common sense gathered by experience. Two main features characterize the molecular structures of odorant molecules: “electronicity” (electronic charge distribution over a molecule) and “stereocity” (volume, shape and profile of a molecule).
May 02, 2006 | 09:24 PM CDT
By: H. Sommer, H.-J. Bertram, G. Krammer, G. Kinde…
Citrus peel oils are of great importance for the flavor and fragrance industry because they are widely used in perfumes, beverages, food and cosmetic products. Many publications cover the analysis of the volatile substances of peel oils. Nevertheless, the non-volatile ingredients seem to play an important role in citrus oils, too.