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Patent Pick: Extending Fragrance Noticeability

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Patent picks are chosen by the editors from publicly available sources. Today's highlight describes a method to improve the duration of fragrance, to extend its noticeability.

Articles providing long lasting fragrances
WIPO Patent Application WO/2015/191517
Publication date: Dec. 17, 2015
Assignee: The Procter & Gamble Company

According to these inventors, the limited period of noticeability for fragrances is typically a result of their volatility. In order to compensate for this limited noticeability, consumers often spray a fragrance multiple times during the day to extend the period of noticeability.

However, this reapplication may not be desirable as it requires them to carry containers of fine fragrance to reapply it during the day. Described in this patent application is a method of providing a longer-lasting fragrance and a kit for delivering it by dispensing microcapsules and a volatile solvent.

Note: Patent application accessed Dec. 18, 2015.

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