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Jan 11, 2017 | 12:06 PM CST

Editor's Note: A New Experience

By: Deniz Ataman

What makes an F&F product memorable? Depth. Layer. Texture. And its coinciding political climate.

Dec 28, 2016 | 12:38 PM CST

Global Aroma Chemicals Stays Fresh Through 2021

A family buying bleach

In a recent report, it was projected that the global aroma chemical market will grow at a rate of 5% CAGR for the next four years. Contributing factors to the growth are changing consumer trends, a rise in disposable income and an increase in attention to naturals.

Dec 12, 2016 | 12:44 PM CST

Essential Oils & Lavender Farmers Affected by Regulations

A lavender farmer

In a recent case study, IFRA examined the unintended consequences that European chemical regulations had on lavender farmers and essential oil producers.

Dec 02, 2016 | 12:27 PM CST

Will all of Our Flowers be Gone?

By: Kim Bleimann

In his speech at the 2016 International Federation of Essential Oils and Trades (IFEAT) conference, Kim Bleimann encourages the industry to take an active exploration of the safety of natural chemical substances (NCS) as entities rather than an admixture of their components.

Nov 02, 2016 | 10:31 AM CDT

Authentication of Natural Materials: What’s New?

By: Laure Saint-Lary et al.

As natural materials’ price volatility in the marketplace leads to adulteration, innovative authentication techniques may provide stability in quality control.

Nov 02, 2016 | 09:30 AM CDT

Encapsulating Intellectual Property

By: Heidi Berven, Ph.D, J.D.

How does the fragrance industry protect products that perfumers, chemists and formulators create? Historically, the focus was on keeping secrets.

Sep 07, 2016 | 10:20 AM CDT

BASF PETRONAS Chemicals Squeezes Out New Citral Plant


Citral and citronellol facilities have been mechanically completed by BASF PETRONAS in Kuantan, Malaysia, making it possible for further production of a key intermediate for aroma ingredients.

Aug 30, 2016 | 08:25 PM CDT

The Future of Fragrance: World Perfumery Congress 2016

By: Deniz Ataman, managing editor, Perfumer & Flav…

This year's congress brought together more than 1,100 attendees worldwide to discuss what makes "scents" in fragrance sustainability.

Aug 29, 2016 | 12:33 PM CDT

REACH Registration Deadline Update

The third and final REACH registration deadline for essential oil substances is May 31, 2018.