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Oct 26, 2007 | 02:36 PM CDT
By: Arcadi Boix Camps
A continuing meditation on the art, craft, materials and techniques of fragrance creation. I have thought quite often that I am lucky because I live on the outskirts of Barcelona. Visitors believe that Barcelona is very beautiful—and it really is—but unfortunately most people just visit downtown.
Oct 26, 2007 | 02:15 PM CDT
By: Ray Marsili and Cesar Kenaan
The importance of when and how fragrance chemicals are extracted in order to accurately reconstitute the scent of a flower. The alluring fragrances of flowers are the primary inspiration for new perfumes. In the quest to develop novel synthetic aroma chemicals, perfumers have increasingly relied upon the assistance of analytical chemists to help them identify major chemicals responsible for floral fragrances.
Sep 24, 2007 | 11:37 AM CDT
By: Brian M. Lawrence
Lawrence discusses the composition of rosemary oil and extract (Rosmarinus officinalis L.) from Italy, India, Egypt, Argentina, Morocco, Algeria and China.
Sep 24, 2007 | 11:27 AM CDT
By: Philip Kraft, Christine Ledard and Philip Gout…
Inside perfume’s greatest story. The story of Chanel Nº5 begins in Moscow in 1912 with perfumer Ernest Beaux’s studies of the aldehyde used in Houbigant’s Quelques Fleurs. It continues in La Bocca and Cannes, France, and then is almost derailed by competition from an unlikely source.
Sep 24, 2007 | 11:19 AM CDT
By: Mark Erman
Examining the rapid development in the chemistry and uses of cooling agents. Physiological cooling agents are ubiquitous ingredients in many consumer products, such as chewing gums, toothpastes, mouthwashes, lotions and shampoos. Based on numerous new patents and publications, research and development in the field continues at a fast pace.
Sep 24, 2007 | 10:59 AM CDT
Strategies for addressing formula disclosure requests for flavors and fragrances and recent challenges. In the flavor and fragrance industry, IP (IP)—and formulas in particular—are key. Without limited disclosure, companies would have little in the way of uniqueness or value.
Sep 10, 2007 | 01:10 PM CDT
By: Brian M. Lawrence
Lawrence discusses the composition of styrax oil from Turkey, Honduras and Australia. He also discusses the composition of galbanum oil from Iran, and clove oils and extracts from India, Egypt and Madagascar.
Sep 10, 2007 | 01:00 PM CDT
By: Robert Adams and Tonya Yanke
Variation in composition and enantiomeric analyses of commercial vs. new Kashmir clary sage oils. Commercial clary sage oils were analyzed along with a newly available Kashmir oil (Himalayan Foothills Oils, Srinagar, India). All of the oils were high in linalool (14.7–25.1%) and linalyl acetate (55.0–72.4%).
Sep 10, 2007 | 12:00 PM CDT
By: Danute Pajaujis Anonis
The evolution and contemporizing of this popular natural material. In Part I (Perfumer & Flavorist magazine, v 31 no. 11, 2006; page 36), the botanical origin of patchouli, the mode of production, patchouli oil types, patchouli composition and pertaining aroma chemicals were discussed.* This article will cover the application of patchouli to fragrances.
Sep 10, 2007 | 11:31 AM CDT
By: Jack Corley
The link between fragrance and health in personal care product development. A recent article in Woman’s Wear Daily reported that organic brands and products based on sustainable resources have become one of the fastest-growing segments in beauty care. In fact, according to the Organic Trade Association, sales of US organic personal care products grew 28% to $282 million in 2005.