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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 20, 2007 | 02:49 PM CST
By: Arcadi Boix Camps, Auram Art & Perfume
A meditation on the art and science of flavor and fragrance creation. My friends often tell me that I do not look my age. Maybe they do it to please or flatter me, but may be it is true.
Dec 20, 2007 | 02:41 PM CST
By: Steve Tanner, Arylessence Inc.
The need to communicate the facts about fragrance quality, integrity and safety to consumers. Recent assertions by consumer activists, environmental groups, anti-industry standard proponents and mainstream media are creating negative perceptions of fragrance that may have dire consequences for the fragrance industry. If facts about fragrance quality, integrity and safety are not widely shared and communicated, a very unpleasant image of the industry could prevail.
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.