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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 | 03:20 PM CDT
By: Michael Britten-Kelly
The aroma chemical aspects and new discoveries in both natural and synthetic citrus ingredients. Of all the ingredients on the perfumer's palette, surely none are more instantly recognizable to the public than those in the citrus category. Fresh juicy oranges, sulfurous tangy grapefruit, tart puckery lemons and heady sweet limes all bring to mind a host of pleasant associations in which taste and smell play an equal part.
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.
Feb 26, 2007 | 10:13 AM CST
drom fragrances offers a glimpse into the perfumer’s creative process. drom fragrances perfumer Pierre-Constantin Gueros is the son of a Parisian furrier. And though as a child he didn’t yet know what a perfumer was, the olfactory sensations of that time would stick with him.
Feb 26, 2007 | 10:02 AM CST
Inside Perfume, the unique fragrance project of perfumers Christophe Laudamiel and Christoph Hornetz. Inspired by Patrick Suskind’s best-selling novel, the Perfume presentation case (Thierry Mugler Parfums) is an exercise in scent’s limitless expressions—from the nostalgic to the sweet to the repellent. Loosely following the arc of Suskind’s story line, Les Christophes (as the creators are known) employed all manner of novel ingredients and combinations to tell an olfactive tale in 15 parts.
Feb 26, 2007 | 09:54 AM CST
By: Michelle Krell Kydd
Fragrance envelope pushers Christophe Laudamiel and Christoph Hornetz translate a new film into 15 essences. There is much talk in the perfume industry regarding the abundance of lackluster fragrance releases. Although this is much to the consternation of all, it’s no wonder; after the terrorist attacks in September 2001, the issue of safety has become acutely prevalent in our culture, almost to the point of pathology.
Dec 29, 2006 | 02:43 PM CST
By: Victoria Frolova
Victoria Frolova is an editor, a fragrance consultant and the founder of boisdejasmin.com, an in-depth perfume blog containing fragrance reviews, industry interviews, essays on raw materials and perfume history. Here she presents (in no particular order) her picks for the best of the current trends in the fine fragrance world.