Recent in Fragrance (page 17 of 28)

Frutarom to Lead Expansion in South Africa

Frutarom is expanding its reach in Johannesburg, South Africa with the opening of a center for research and development, innovation, laboratories, sales and marketing and production.

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 one—the plant, that is. Here, a novel composition to confer sage, floral and spicy notes is disclosed.

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: Shower Yourself with Water-actived Fragrance

Naked, sexy women on TV are not the only ones enjoying steamy, hot showers. P&G 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.

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.

Firmenich's New Officer

Mieke Van de Capelle, Firmenich's new chief human resources officer, will report as a member of the executive committee, effective June 1.

Sensient Closes Indiana Facility

The closing is in response to the company's restructuring plan, put in effect three years ago.

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.

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