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Apr 23, 2007 | 02:33 PM CDT
By: Helen Feygin, Intuiscent
What’s driving the contemporary fragrance consumer and how perfumers can overcome obstacles to deliver on the promise of “natural”. “As we stand at the brink of a second nuclear age and a period of unprecedented climate change,” the Cambridge cosmologist Stephen Hawking recently stated, “scientists have a special responsibility, once again, to inform the public and to advise leaders about the perils that humanity faces.” With dire predictions such as this and the realities of life, no wonder that there exists an atmosphere of stress and anxiety throughout society.
Apr 23, 2007 | 02:27 PM CDT
Shaping Room’s Nobi Shioya gives some of the world’s top perfumers wide berth in creating unique scents. “I often say that I don’t care about fragrances,” says Shaping Room founder Nobi Shioya, “but I care very much about smell.” Shioya—a surfer, sculptor, blogger (http://whatwedoissecret.org) and fragrance entrepreneur—has launched a number of novel scents over the last few years, capturing the intangible nuances of love, sex and surfing (not all at once) in a bottle.
Mar 21, 2007 | 08:34 AM CDT
By: Brian M. Lawrence
Lawrence discusses the composition of tansy oil (Tanacetum vulgare L.) from the United Kingdom, India, Finland, Lithuania, Norway, and Canada.
Mar 21, 2007 | 08:29 AM CDT
By: Paul Biggs
The six components necessary to develop sustainable F&F materials. In this article, I will explore—based upon my experience as a producer of raw materials at the Forest Products Commission in Western Australia—the practical steps to achieving sustainability in supply of raw materials. Specifically, I will examine the sandalwood industry, which extends across roughly three-fourths of Western Australia’s land mass.
Mar 21, 2007 | 08:22 AM CDT
By: Manuel Zarzo
The hypothesis of olfactory receptors as metalloproteins and the future of odorant design. In his recent volume, The Secret of Scent: Adventures in Perfume and the Science of Smell, Luca Turin describes his passion for perfume and his pursuit of olfactive mysteries. Turin re-broached the vibrational theory of olfaction and proposed a transduction mechanism of primary olfactory reception.
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 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.