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Sep 10, 2007 | 11:31 AM CDT
By: Jack Corley
The link between fragrance and health in personal care product development. A recent article in Woman’s Wear Daily reported that organic brands and products based on sustainable resources have become one of the fastest-growing segments in beauty care. In fact, according to the Organic Trade Association, sales of US organic personal care products grew 28% to $282 million in 2005.
Aug 31, 2007 | 10:10 AM CDT
By: Anne Churchill
Modern research techniques unveil the power of fragrance in communicating with consumers. Modern brands are tuning into the senses, realizing that the correct sensory combination results in an emotional connection with consumers that is a powerful driver of success in the marketplace. People navigate their lives and make choices by using the five senses.
Jul 10, 2007 | 01:35 PM CDT
By: Ahmet Baydar et al.
Since early times we have used perfume as the most intimate apparel to enhance our appeal. It clothes our skin with an invisible aura of fragrance providing it with a signature of personality and mood. Ideal fragrances are those which are a perfectly tailored match to our skin. This paper describes the methodological aspects of Givaudan-Roure's proprietary skin odor value technology and shows how it is used by perfumers in designing "haut couture" fragrances.
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.
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.