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What happens when there is an external evaluator whose client is the brand? What is their contribution to the process of launching niche fragrances? Pia Long writes about the unique relationships between niche brands, fragrance houses and the evaluators who work with them.
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.
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.
This past March, the British Society of Perfumers hosted its weekend workshop where attendees were given a firsthand perfume apprentice experience.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Have you ever smelled something so potent you felt like you could eat it? In honor of April as national pecan month in the U.S., Givaudan shares the impact of gourmand scents in the fragrance industry.
Falling apart literally is what this invention from Tel Aviv University is intended to do. Here, the inventors describe a micelle system that is activated by enzymes to deliver flavor, cosmetic, textile and other ingredients.
As FedEx and UPS demonstrate, not only are delivery routes crucial to getting the job done, so are the drivers themselves. And a new invention from the paint industry steers this metaphor into the fragrance field using nanoparticles.