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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.
Jun 07, 2007 | 09:15 AM CDT
The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) has posted the 41st Amendment to the IFRA Code of Practice on its Web site, www.ifraorg.org.
May 30, 2007 | 11:06 AM CDT
Mintel explores natural ingredients emerging among new global leaders in the fabric softener arena
May 30, 2007 | 10:52 AM CDT
P&Fnow chats with Dominique Coutière, founder and president of Biolandes, who will speak at the WPC about the future of natural and organic essential oils
May 30, 2007 | 09:29 AM CDT
Youth consumers become the targeted fragrance users
May 22, 2007 | 01:26 PM CDT
By: Brian M. Lawrence
A report entitled “Prepubertal Gynecomastia Linked to Lavender and Tea Tree Oils” appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine (Henley et al. 2007). The authors concluded that “repeated topical exposure to lavender and tea tree oils probably caused prepubertal gynecomastia in these boys.” To put the context of this paper into perspective it is worthwhile reviewing some information pertinent to this report.
May 21, 2007 | 04:20 PM CDT
By: Brian M. Lawrence
Lawrence discusses the composition of geranium oil from India, Egypt, China, Reunion Island, Portugal and Africa. Madagascar. He also discusses the composition of cedar leaf oil (Thuja occidentalis L.)from the Slovak Republic and Norway.
May 21, 2007 | 03:52 PM CDT
By: Robert Siegel
Addressing the three “C’s” of formulation: cost, compatibility and cold throw—plus a candle fragrance glossary. “Air Care—US,” a Euromonitor report released last winter, detailed this $2 billion-plus market, which grew 6% between 2004 and 2005. Within this segment, candles jumped 30%—more than any other category—to sales of $265 million.
May 21, 2007 | 03:34 PM CDT
F&F chemistry: Conversion of Some Unsaturated Cyclic Ethers to Lactones Catalyzed by Lipase B from Candida antarctica
By: Ian Gatfield, Jens-Michael Hilmer and Heinz-Jü…
Is peracetic acid suitable for the reported conversion of menthofuran to menthofurolactone, and how does this reaction behave with other unsaturated, cyclic ethers as substrate?