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SC Johnson now lists all ingredients for products sold in the majority of European countries, as well as the United States.
Joya Studio opened its flagship small-batch perfume studio in Brooklyn's historic and industrial Clinton Hill neighborhood.
The inventors on this fragrance patent traded the two-step (or more) fragrance synthesis dance for a more economic, one-step solution.
Lights, cameras, vanillin! A new patent application from BASF describes a novel stilbene whose vanilla-like odor intensifies under artificial or natural light.
Breathe easier with bergamot. Get away with grapefruit. Loosen up with lemon and relax with rose. AmorePacific has patented an aromatherapy blend for anti-stress effects in perfume and cosmetic applications.
Psychologist's Corner. During the past 25 years a new form of sensory evaluation--magnitude estimation--has become very popular among research scientists in a number of different fields. The premise and forte of magnitude estimation is that people are able to assess sensory intensity by numerical means. Furthermore, the magnitude estimation method allows the participant an opportunity to use a wide range of numbers, with the property that ratios or proportions among the numerical assignments reflect ratios of sensory intensities.
If you have engaged in odor testing sessions, you know how exhausted you feel after half an hour of concentrated effort. Working near the threshold level is very difficult indeed. There can be agonies of indecision. I have always told my observers that it is their first snap impression that counts and is usually right. The chemical senses in our bodies are wonderfully designed and will come out with “I can smell it” or “l can’t smell it” instantaneously.
Perfumers complain when a shortage of a product interferes with their research. Sporadic demand and lack of regular outlets for a product causes this. Cooperation between producers and consumers of fragrance materials could lead to research on and development of certain plants that would be very useful for perfumery to the benefit of both. Egypt, bemuse of the regularity of the climate, richness of the land, and large labor concentration, would be fitted for this cooperation.
Nationalization of industry in Poland after World War II included the perfumery and cosmetics industry. The first period in the development of this industry was characterized by the import of raw materials, mostly from France, but the increasing demand for perfumery materials provided the impulse to establish a national industry in this area. Toward this purpose, a plant was constucted in Warsaw in 1956. During the period from 1960 to 1904, this plant was enlarged and modernized. Now under the name of Perfumery Synthetic Factory, “Pollens-Aroma,” this is one of sixteen plants belonging to the Industrial Association of Detergents and Cosmetics (Zjednoczenie Przemyslu Chemii Gosuodarwei), which is organized under the Ministry- of the Chemical Industry.
Vapor Communications launched Cyrano, a personal consumer electronics device, which plays sequences of scents through a speaker and mood modification platform.