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Feb 20, 2008 | 03:21 PM CST
By: Felix Buccellato, Custom Essence Inc.
The misconceptions and popularity surrounding vanilla. In 2002, a pair of astronomers from Johns Hopkins University believed that they had discovered that, after averaging the colors from 200,000 galaxies, taken as a whole the universe is green. However, three months later, the researchers decided that in fact the universe is “actually a very pale beige, almost vanilla white.
Feb 20, 2008 | 03:02 PM CST
By: Jeb Gleason-Allured, Editor
A talk with The Perfect Scent author Chandler Burr. When we asked Chandler Burr what interested him about perfume as a subject, he simply said, “It’s the greatest underappreciated art in the world.” And we agree.
Feb 20, 2008 | 11:46 AM CST
The Personal Care Product Council (PCPC) has released a statement on phthalate exposure in baby care products.
Feb 20, 2008 | 10:45 AM CST
Fine fragrance sales down in US, 15% of women claim to wear no fine fragrance in 2007
Feb 20, 2008 | 10:41 AM CST
By: G.R. Boucard and Robert W. Serth
Natural essential oils are still believed by many to be of strategic importance to the flavor and fragrance industry. Despite continuing efforts and sophistication in aroma chemical manufacturing, essential oils remain absolutely necessary for fragrances, from the most sophisticated to most cosmetic, and even many household products.
Feb 19, 2008 | 06:27 PM CST
Implications for the F&F industry
Feb 19, 2008 | 04:35 PM CST
Fragrances of the World 2008 by Michael Edwards, helps make sense of things by classifying more than 5,700 fragrances by family, cross-referenced by gender, brand and year of launch
Feb 12, 2008 | 11:55 AM CST
By: Mans H. Boelens, Harrie Boelens and Leo J. van…
It has long been known that optically active stereoisomers—optical antipodes or enantiomers—can have different sensory qualities. The most illustrative examples of this phenomenon are the enantiomers of carvone and menthol.
Especially during the last decade the interest in the separation and determination of the sensory properties of natural enantiomers has resulted in a large number of publications. This increasing interest was initiated by the development of new chromatographic separation techniques on optically active stationary phases and arose from the need to prove the naturalness of certain enantiomers. Numerous enantiomers have already been isolated and/or synthesized and their sensory properties have been investigated. These sensory properties of the compounds concern their odor qualities and threshold values in certain media. Because the determination of the sensory properties is a rather subjective task due to intra- and inter-individual differences, it is not suprising that some confusion exists about these properties. The sensory properties of a series of volatile enantiomers, which are important in flavors and fragrances, will be discussed in this article.
Feb 06, 2008 | 09:14 AM CST
Scenting cooperation and optimism via air sculpture
Feb 05, 2008 | 05:23 PM CST
The Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) has released three more Group Summaries and their related Fragrance Material Reviews (FMRs) for publication