Recent in Fragrance (page 2 of 3)

Fragrance and Raw Materials: Birds of a Feather

There is more to fragrance formulation than meets the eye—or nose that is. Both raw material and fragrance formulators spend significant time in the lab testing different materials to determine which ingredients, oils, extracts, etc. best meet their formulation and consumer’s needs. And although fragrance and personal care are two different industries, the discovery processes prove similar.

Speaking the Fragrance Language

Because fragrance is a subjective experience, how can a formulator translate a marketing concept into objective terms to incorporate it in a finished product? To investigate, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine attended a recent fragrance workshop, hosted by Bell Fragrances & Flavors, and learned about the Seven Olfactive Fragrance Families.

Triggering Physical Response Via Aroma in Lip Gloss

Lip gloss imparts shine, may add color and occasionally provides moisturization. However, just as the concepts of cosmeceuticals and nutricosmetics have moved into makeup, lip gloss has taken on new roles.

Fragrance with Antiaging Benefits

Fragrances are blends of synthetic chemicals, essential oils and solvent extracts, known as absolutes. Recent research has evaluated the effects of these natural aromatic products, revealing they can impact processes in skin. Here, the author describes how a fragrance with specially selected naturals can provide a pleasant scent as well as impart cosmetic activity.

Bell, Mintel Focus on Top Fragrance Trends to Look for in Beauty

At its 2013 Fragrance Workshop, Bell Flavors & Fragrances discussed a range of topics affecting fragrance in the beauty industry, as well as looked fragrance in candles and olfactive descriptions.

Bell Announces Flavor, Fragrance Trends for 2012

Predicts top flavors and fragrance notes that will influence products in the coming year

Global Perfume and Fragrance Market Growing

GIA predicts market to reach $36 billion by 2017

Patchouli Oil

Ultra International B.V.'s flavor material offers a warm, woody odor.

Compass—Tulip Appeal

Whenever a given scent was first introduced, that’s how far back in our memories it can take us. This is something to bear in mind, especially as consumers try a product for the first time.

Fragrancing Sun Care Products

Outdoor, indoor and self-tanning products have different usage profiles, thus fragrancing each product type has special considerations with respect to the overall fragrance structure and the types of characters that work best. The present article reviews fragrance structure and discusses specific considerations for each product type to assist formulators in designing successful sun care products.

Wise Words from the Bench with Jean-Jaques Étienne, PhD

Some might consider olfaction solely the job of perfumers, but Jean-Jaques Étienne, PhD, believes it to be the job of perfumers as well as formulators.

Comparatively Speaking: Natural vs. Synthetic Fragrance

In this "Comparatively Speaking," Tony O'Lenick refers to Ed Matson to explain the difference between a natural fragrance and a synthetic fragrance, explaining the formulating advantages of using both.

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