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Mar 05, 2007 | 05:04 PM CST
Brian M. Lawrence answers questions raised by the recent New England Journal of Medicine report linking the use of lavender and tea tree oils to gynecomastia
Feb 26, 2007 | 10:25 AM CST
By: Brian M. Lawrence
Lawrence discusses the composition of clementine oil (Citrus clementina) from Sicily, China, Uruguay, Japan and Corsica. In addition, Lawrence explores the composition of stoechas oil (Lavandula stoechas L.) from Morocco, Turkey and Tunisia.
Feb 26, 2007 | 10:13 AM CST
drom fragrances offers a glimpse into the perfumer’s creative process. drom fragrances perfumer Pierre-Constantin Gueros is the son of a Parisian furrier. And though as a child he didn’t yet know what a perfumer was, the olfactory sensations of that time would stick with him.
Feb 26, 2007 | 10:02 AM CST
Inside Perfume, the unique fragrance project of perfumers Christophe Laudamiel and Christoph Hornetz. Inspired by Patrick Suskind’s best-selling novel, the Perfume presentation case (Thierry Mugler Parfums) is an exercise in scent’s limitless expressions—from the nostalgic to the sweet to the repellent. Loosely following the arc of Suskind’s story line, Les Christophes (as the creators are known) employed all manner of novel ingredients and combinations to tell an olfactive tale in 15 parts.
Feb 26, 2007 | 09:54 AM CST
By: Michelle Krell Kydd
Fragrance envelope pushers Christophe Laudamiel and Christoph Hornetz translate a new film into 15 essences. There is much talk in the perfume industry regarding the abundance of lackluster fragrance releases. Although this is much to the consternation of all, it’s no wonder; after the terrorist attacks in September 2001, the issue of safety has become acutely prevalent in our culture, almost to the point of pathology.
Feb 20, 2007 | 03:30 PM CST
A surfer turned sculptor turned fragrance house founder pushes the bounds of niche scents.
Feb 19, 2007 | 03:42 PM CST
Perfume collections, celebrity-inspired fragrances and movie/book-inspired scents are some of the top trends appearing in fragrance releases today
Feb 09, 2007 | 03:50 PM CST
By: Craig Warren and Stephen Warrenburg
IFF developed an interest in aromatherapy in the early 1980s as a potential means for imparting a stress-reducing benefit to fragrance. Aromatherapy is an age-old practice of applying the healing benefits of certain aromatic essential oils. In the traditions of aromatherapy, specific essential oils are stress reducing, whereas others are energizing, and still others can have either effect, depending on the user's state of mind/body interaction. We reasoned that the best way to study the stress-reducing properities of fragrance would be to investigate their physiological effects.
Feb 06, 2007 | 08:21 PM CST
A new ethnic consumer report from NPD Group, The Changing Face of Beauty, highlights the fact that “‘women of color’ are diverse, rapidly changing and defy generalization"
Feb 01, 2007 | 05:47 PM CST
The Fragrance Materials Association of the United States (FMA) has released this letter addressing the alleged link between gynecomastia and lavender and tee tree oils.