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Study Identifies Receptors Connecting Smell to Appetite When Fasting

A study has found that cannabinoid type-1 (CB1) receptors in the brain promote food intake in mice subjected to fasting and hunger by increasing odor detection.

Monell: Odor-Producing Chemicals in Earwax Differ Among Ethnicities

Scientists from the Monell Center have used analytical organic chemistry to identify the presence of odor-producing chemical compounds in human earwax.

Study: Imagined Odors Can Enhance Consumer Respose

A recent study in the Journal of Consumer Research explores the concept of olfactory imagery and the conditions under which imagining what a food smells like (referred as “smellizing” it) impacts consumer response.

NPD: Less Traditional Women's Fragrances Gaining More Attention

“Floral fragrances aren’t fading away, but less traditional scents are gaining more of the attention from female consumers than ever before,” said Karen Grant from The NPD Group.

NPD: U.S. Prestige Fragrance Sales Flat in '13; Results are Mixed

U.S. prestige fragrance sales in 2013 were flat from a year ago, although fragrances priced $100 and up grew. Meanwhile, U.S. mass fragrance sales slipped 6% compared to 2012, according to NPD's research.

Study Reveals Odors Are Expressible in Language

A recent study noted the long-held assumption that people are bad at naming smells is not universally true. Odors are expressible in language, as long as you speak the right language.

NPD: Fragrance Had Largest Price Increase in Premium Beauty Category

NPD said fragrance is the category that had the highest average selling price, largest price increase, and most significant increase in unit sales of premium priced products for the 12 months ending November 2013.

WFFC Fall Tech Seminar Addresses Ingredients & Reformulations

Reflections from the annual fall technical seminar of the Women in Flavor & Fragrance Commerce.

IFRA Applauds EU's Proposal for Directive to Protect Know-how

The EU Commission's recently issued draft directive introduces a common definition of trade secrets, as well as means through which victims of trade secret misappropriation can obtain redress.

Study Finds Extensive Variability in Olfactory Receptors

Monell researchers have found that as much as 30 percent of the large array of human olfactory receptor differs between any two individuals.

Stephen Manheimer Looks Back at 40 Years of Game Changers

Much has changed since the 1974 meeting of the Essential Oil Association (EOA), according to Stephen Manheimer.

Progress in Essential Oils: Cinnamon Bark Oil and Extract, and Helichrysum Oil

In his regularly featured column, consultant Brian Lawrence reviews the findings of a number of researchers on the constituents in various essential oils. This month, he highlights two oils: cinnamon bark oil and extract, and helichrysum oil.

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