Recent in Fragrance (page 6 of 32)

Do Your Ingredients Meet the EPA's Safer Choice List?

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.

Patent Pick: Fragrance Material Match-up

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.

Patent Pick: Not So Fast, Fragrance

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.

Take a Bite Out of Scent: Gourmand Trends are Here to Stay

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.

Patent Pick: Delivery Plan Falls Apart, As Planned

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.

Patent Pick: New Nanoparticles Drive the Fragrance Delivery Truck

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.

Patent Pick: Boosting F&F Potential with Cyclopropanes

Just when you thought your flavor or fragrance hit all the right sensory triggers, International Flavor & Fragrances (IFF) came along with this patent application—for new cyclopropane chemistries that boost these experiences. But change can be good.

Demystifying Wisteria sinensis

Balance and component blends are what create the wisteria odor profile

Progress in Essential Oils: Turmeric Oil, Part 2

Part two of this two-part column compares the chemical compositions of turmeric oil and Curcuma longa.

Patent Pick: Getting Fresh

Henkel knows our dirty secret: we forget to move loads of laundry to the dryer. So they sit, forgotten, in a damp funk. That's why the company has (thankfully) patented photolabile pro-fragrances to extend the freshness of laundry fragrance.

Sniff the Spring Trends

Patti Kapla, fragrance expert and vice president of business development, FragranceNet.com, shared her insights on upcoming fragrance trends for spring 2016.

Patent Pick: Tickled 'Chia Nong Pink Sapphire'

Pink and sapphire are nearly opposite one another on the color wheel. But when these inventors combined them in a new Polianthes variety, they created "Chia Nong Pink Sapphire," a new cultivar with a pleasant scent and lilac color.

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