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Apr 24, 2007 | 09:46 AM CDT
The European Flavour and Fragrance Association (EFFA) has released the latest REACH Phase-In Bulletin regarding the preregistration of substances.
Apr 23, 2007 | 03:08 PM CDT
By: Brian M. Lawrence
Lawrence discusses the composition of helichrysum oil (Helichrysum faradifani) from Madagascar. He also discusses the composition of cascarilla oil and extract from West India, the Caribean, Central America and South America. Finally, he covers the composition of myrtle oil (Myrtus communis) from Italy, Corsica, Turkey, Morocco, Greece, Lebanon, Tunisia and France.
Apr 23, 2007 | 02:50 PM CDT
By: Michelle Krell Kydd
What it means to be a perfumer in the information age and the need to communicate with consumers. According to Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary, a perfumer is defined as “one who makes or sells perfumes.” This rather simplistic definition, circa 1580, offers no insight into what a perfumer actually does.
Apr 23, 2007 | 02:43 PM CDT
By: Robert Siegel
A day in the life of the small fragrance house perfumer. The small house perfumer wears many hats—fragrance creator, customer liaison, writer, crisis manager, last minute shopper and more. Here, author Robert Siegel presents a frank, humorous view from the trenches, offering a look inside the ever-evolving day-to-day responsibilities, pressures and quirks of the fragrance business.
Apr 23, 2007 | 02:33 PM CDT
By: Helen Feygin, Intuiscent
What’s driving the contemporary fragrance consumer and how perfumers can overcome obstacles to deliver on the promise of “natural”. “As we stand at the brink of a second nuclear age and a period of unprecedented climate change,” the Cambridge cosmologist Stephen Hawking recently stated, “scientists have a special responsibility, once again, to inform the public and to advise leaders about the perils that humanity faces.” With dire predictions such as this and the realities of life, no wonder that there exists an atmosphere of stress and anxiety throughout society.
Apr 23, 2007 | 02:27 PM CDT
Shaping Room’s Nobi Shioya gives some of the world’s top perfumers wide berth in creating unique scents. “I often say that I don’t care about fragrances,” says Shaping Room founder Nobi Shioya, “but I care very much about smell.” Shioya—a surfer, sculptor, blogger (http://whatwedoissecret.org) and fragrance entrepreneur—has launched a number of novel scents over the last few years, capturing the intangible nuances of love, sex and surfing (not all at once) in a bottle.
Apr 13, 2007 | 11:34 AM CDT
P&Fnow reviews Eberhard Breitmaier's book, Terpenes (Wiley)
Apr 11, 2007 | 02:26 PM CDT
P&Fnow recently spoke with perfumer Robert Siegel about the stresses and strains of working for a small house and how perfumers can succeed under pressure
Apr 11, 2007 | 02:07 PM CDT
Helen Feygin (Intuiscent) discusses the value of fragrance to consumer products, such as detergents and fabric softeners, and what trends are emerging.
Apr 06, 2007 | 03:01 PM CDT
According to Bell Flavors & Fragrances, the majority of today’s consumers are beginning to recognize healthy alternatives in what they consume and use on their bodies.