Givaudan has introduced what is said to be the world's first microbiome-centered fragrance technology platform—Z-biome*. The platform features two fragrance design tools—Z‑biome and Z‑biom Deo.
Z‑biome: The fragrance design tool is said to allow perfumers to craft microbiome-friendly scents that are especially gentle on the skin’s microflora. It can be used to formulate personal care applications.
Z‑biome Deo (for microbiome-friendly and deodorizing fragrances): Based on more than 30 years of expertise in malodor counteraction research, this technology is designed to effectively combat sweat malodor while respecting the natural perspiration process.
According to the company, developing the Z‑biome fragrance technologies involved years of multi-disciplinary research testing many different perfumery ingredients to measure their impact on the skin’s most common bacteria population. Following the research, Givaudan's team of perfumers then built on the findings.
Jeremy Compton, Global Head of Science & Technology, Fragrances, shared, “We always try to develop new technologies which are relevant to consumers’ needs, so the new Z‑biome platform helps address the desire to protect the skin microbiome as well as enhancing overall wellbeing. We’re very proud of developing these new technologies that are in line with our purpose of creating for happier, healthier lives, with love for nature.”
*Z-biome is a trademark of Givaudan