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Sep 12, 2008 | 01:32 PM CDT
By: Barry Dowles, Berje Inc.
Evolving buyer needs and demands, the dominance and future viability of Chinese sourcing, and fluctuating prices for significant materials. Consider the plight of today’s raw material buyers and planners as they confront an unprecedented assault on the price and availability of everything they buy. The majority of the blame lies with recent higher crude oil prices, the effect of which impacts every phase of the production cycle.
Sep 12, 2008 | 01:28 PM CDT
By: Alexander Kirillov, Euromonitor
Weaknesses in the US market, the rise of niche brands, natural/organic demands and the continued strength of celebrity scents. The global cosmetics and toiletries industry saw another year of strong growth in 2007 to reach a value of $290.9 billion. According to Euromonitor International’s research, the market grew by 6%, which represents only a slight slowdown on the 2006 figure ($274.7 billion).
Sep 11, 2008 | 11:33 AM CDT
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
WFFC honoree Ruth Sutcliffe pulls back the curtain on her working process and rich olfactive memory. Sometimes a good memory is the key to a successful fine fragrance. Last year, as she was working on McGraw by Tim McGraw, Coty’s senior director of international fragrance development, Ruth Sutcliffe, recalled a demo fragrance she’d smelled back in 2005.
Aug 06, 2008 | 09:08 AM CDT
By: J. Stephan Jellinek
The term Aroma-Chology (a Service Mark of the Olfactory Research Fund) was coined in 1982 to denote the science that is "dedicated to the study of the interrelationship between psychology and ... fragrance technology to elicit a variety of specific feelings and emotions—relaxation, exhilaration, sensuality, happiness and wellbeing—through odors via stimulation of olfactory pathways in the brain, especially the limbic system."
Jul 18, 2008 | 11:41 AM CDT
By: Brian M. Lawrence
Lawrence discusses the composition of juniper berry oil from Lithuania, India, Montenegro and Greece.
Jul 18, 2008 | 11:37 AM CDT
By: Eliska Leitmannova and Libor Cerveny, Institut…
cis-Hex-3-en-1-ol and trans-hex-3-en-1ol are called leaf alcohols, though their aromas resemble freshly cut grass. Perfumers define their aroma more precisely: cis-hex-3-en-1-ol has powerful and intensely green grassy odor.1 Traces of cis-hex-3-en-1-ol are used in refreshing top notes in delicate floral fragrance types such as muguet and lilac; in addition, the alcohol is often used alongside geranium oil, galbanum, oakmoss, lavender and mint oils.
Jul 18, 2008 | 11:20 AM CDT
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor, and Kelly Frederi…
The big news on last year’s Flavor & Fragrance Leaders list was Firmenich’s purchase of Danisco’s fl avor division. The year before that, it was Givaudan’s purchase of Quest. At press time, rumors are again making the rounds regarding another potential merger within the top tier of F&F.
Jun 19, 2008 | 04:01 PM CDT
By: Brian M. Lawrence
Lawrence discusses the composition of new Caledonium sandalwood oil and chamomile oil from Croatia, Slovak Republic, Greece, India, Italy and Serbia. Additionally, he covers the composition of lavandin oil from Hungary, Iowa (USA), Turkey, France and Australia.
Jun 19, 2008 | 03:43 PM CDT
By: Fernanda Lupe, Rita Souza and Lauro Barata, St…
Linalool enantiomers in the essential oils of aromatic plants from Brazil: Aniba rosaeodora rosewood), Lippia alba erva cidreira) and Ocimum basilicum (basil). Brazil was the 10th largest essential oil importer in 2004 ($42 million), and the fourth largest exporter ($98 million) after the United States, France and the United Kingdom. Chief Brazilian oil exports in 2005–2006 were orange (80%; citrus oils comprised 91% of the total exports), lemon, lime, eucalyptus and rosewood.
Jun 19, 2008 | 03:25 PM CDT
By: Michelle Krell Kydd
What we can learn by mining thriving online fragrance communities. Human beings are social creatures that bond intensely when sharing ideas, opinions and passions. Blogging provides a virtual outlet for expression that increases the chances of like minds meeting one another.