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2010 Fragrance Trends Published to Assist Formulators

Bell Flavors and Fragrances predicted the10 fragrance and flavor trends for 2010. These flavors and fragrances can be used by formulators to develop on-trend personal care products.

Making a Connection

Scent obviously is strongly connected to experience and can evoke memories, but how does it work? While the view of how a scent connects to an experience may be blurry, the fact that the two connect is clear. So what better way to connect a consumer to a positive experience than through scent?

Understanding Fragrance in Personal Care

Fragrances often are used in personal care products to affect the consumer’s perception of product performance. Therefore, product formulators must be cognizant of their target audience, as well as aware of fragrance allergens, approved fragrance materials and interactions between fragrances and other ingredients. The present article provides an overview of these factors.

Cooking Chemistry and the Formulator—Seasonings: Taste and Smell

This article is the last in a four-part series that highlights connections between cooking chemistry and personal care product development, including reactions that occur and why, and how to best utilize these reactions, for the benefit of formulators.

Bell Researches the Scent of Color

The panelists were given 15 fragrances to smell, ranging from fruit fusion to sweet lime punch. After listing their favorites, the panelists were shown a color wheel and asked to indicate where they felt each fragrance should be placed on the color wheel.

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.

Autoxidation May Explain Essential Oil Contact Allergy

Researchers reported that eczema-provoking allergens formed by the reaction with acid in the ambient air (autoxidation) or with skin enzymes may be to blame for allergic reactions to essential oils.

Formulate with the Top Ten Fragrance Profiles

The fragrances listed were chosen by tracking samples over the past year, scouting trends internally and compiling fragrance trends from external resources.

Harvey Prince Launches Antiaging Perfume

Perfumer Harvey Prince, in conjunction with scientists at Rutgers University, has created the first antiaging perfume

IFRA to Define Natural Fragrance via Task Force

Personal care product manufactures have struggled to define the terms natural and organic. These manufacturers are confronted with many issues.

Reducing Odiferous Volatiles with Zeolites

Undesirable odors transmitted by volatile molecules in some personal care ingredients can be substantially reduced by adding 5% of an appropriate odor-adsorbing zeolite powder. Here, the authors show this reduction by observing the headspace (HS) over the ingredients via gas.

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.