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Sep 10, 2007 | 11:26 AM CDT
By: Ferdinand Storp
A frank look at the state of the fragrance industry. Let’s start with the bad. The world of fragrances is no longer what it used to be.
Sep 10, 2007 | 11:07 AM CDT
Two top perfumers provide a guided tour of naturals producer Laboratoire Monique Rémy. “Our business is very simple: take [a botanical] at the right moment, and put it in a form which is available to the perfumer the rest of the year,” says Bernard Toulemonde, general manager of IFF subsidiary and naturals expert Laboratoire Monique Rémy (LMR). “Now you know everything,” he jokes.
Aug 31, 2007 | 10:39 AM CDT
By: Brian M. Lawrence
Lawrence discusses the composition of marjoram oil and extract (Origanum majorana L.) from Egypt, Turkey, Germany, France, Italy, Austria, Iran, Lithuania and Israel. He also discusses the composition of Scots pine oil (Pinus sylvestris) from Turkey, Norway and S. Korea. Lastly he examines cardamom oil (Elettaria cardamomum L. Maton) and curry leaf oil (Murraya koenigii L. Spreng.) from India.
Aug 31, 2007 | 10:28 AM CDT
Welcome to P&F magazine’s 2007 ranking of top F&F companies. This year, due to a couple of major acquisitions, we bring you two lists. The first is based on 2006 sales.
Aug 31, 2007 | 10:10 AM CDT
By: Anne Churchill
Modern research techniques unveil the power of fragrance in communicating with consumers. Modern brands are tuning into the senses, realizing that the correct sensory combination results in an emotional connection with consumers that is a powerful driver of success in the marketplace. People navigate their lives and make choices by using the five senses.
Jul 10, 2007 | 01:35 PM CDT
By: Ahmet Baydar et al.
Since early times we have used perfume as the most intimate apparel to enhance our appeal. It clothes our skin with an invisible aura of fragrance providing it with a signature of personality and mood. Ideal fragrances are those which are a perfectly tailored match to our skin. This paper describes the methodological aspects of Givaudan-Roure's proprietary skin odor value technology and shows how it is used by perfumers in designing "haut couture" fragrances.
Jun 20, 2007 | 01:09 PM CDT
By: Brian M. Lawrence
Lawrence discusses the composition of bay oil from Benin and Cuba. He also discusses the composition of western red cedar leaf oil (Thuja plicata L.) from Canada, and ambrette seed oil (Abelmoschus moschatus Medik.) from Vietnam.
Jun 20, 2007 | 11:47 AM CDT
By: Robert Adams and Tonya Yanke
A comparison of new Kashmir lavender oils with commercial lavender oils. The composition of two new Kashmir lavender oils were compared with nine commercial lavender oils using GC/MS, GC-FID and chiral GC. Linalool ranged from 27.3–42.2% and linalyl acetate from 27.2–46.6%.
Jun 20, 2007 | 11:38 AM CDT
By: Felix Buccellato
Creating functional, effective and stable scentsWhy do we wash our clothes? It is probable that the first clothing consisted of animal skins, an auxiliary spoil of the hunt. This additional layer of protection allowed early Man’s fragile bodies to survive in climates and seasonal changes that were previously not possible or uncomfortable at best.
Jun 19, 2007 | 05:01 PM CDT
Raw materials: Chemical and Biochemical Changes Occurring During the Traditional Madagascan Vanilla Curing Process
By: Ian Gatfield, Jens-Michael Hilmer, Berthold We…
Effects on the sensory qualities of cured beans. During the past few years, several reviews have been published on specific aspects of vanilla research and in particular on chemical changes that happen during the traditional curing process. This labor- and time-intensive process is of utmost importance in determining the ultimate sensory quality of the cured beans.