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Jan 07, 2008 | 02:31 PM CST
On January 22, Henry Holt and Co. will release “The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York,” outspoken perfume critic and journalist Chandler Burr’s frank look at the art and business of fragrance
Jan 02, 2008 | 04:16 PM CST
Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor, reviews Chandler Burr's new book, The Perfect Scent
Dec 21, 2007 | 02:41 PM CST
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
This is the book the fragrance industry will be talking about. The Perfect Scent: A Year Inside the Perfume Industry in Paris and New York is author Chandler Burr’s alternately passionate, acid, affectionate and fascinating look at the fragrance world on both sides of the Atlantic. Describing it as “virulently insular” and “archaically secretive,” Burr concludes that, “The closest industry to perfume … is Hollywood.”
Dec 21, 2007 | 02:35 PM CST
P&F's January issue takes a look at the evolution of Procter & Gamble's Febreze brand (page 18). Here, GCI magazine explores how Hettich has made the brand a huge success and what is in store next
Dec 21, 2007 | 01:51 PM CST
Perfume and Flavor Materials of Natural Origin Steffen Arctander has been reprinted is now available for purchase
Dec 21, 2007 | 01:21 PM CST
Mintel highlights the five top fragrance trends in household and personal care products from 2007.
Dec 21, 2007 | 09:31 AM CST
Recommending that consumers reduce overall exposure to coumarin, including in cosmetics, and stating that coumarin not be used at any level in care products for infants and toddlers, the Berlin-based Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) has announced an ongoing investigation into coumarin in fragrances.
Dec 20, 2007 | 04:45 PM CST
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has rejected a petition submitted by the National Natural Resources Defense Counsel (NRDC) and allied groups requesting actions regarding air fresheners. The petition "claimed that some air fresheners may cause health problems because they contain phtalates," says a Fragrance Materials Association (FMA) bulletin.
Dec 18, 2007 | 12:00 PM CST
European Union member states and the European Commission will meet December 19–20, 2007 to discuss draft guidelines for preparing chemical safety reports required under REACH.
Dec 18, 2007 | 11:32 AM CST
Beginning in 2008, the Research Institute for Fragrance Materials' (RIFM) Database will be made available to persons, firms or corporations who are not eligible for membership in RIFM or FEMA but are directly engaged in a business in the fragrance or flavor industry.