The global flavors and fragrance company announced its new Delight collection this month, bringing to market fragrance molecules and bases developed in tandem with Givaudan flavorists. It’s a project that’s novel for both this cross-division collaboration...
By Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science
We use personal care products every day, and trial new products as we need or hear about them. What you may not realise is there are some interesting consumer habits somehow hard-wired into our brains that even the most seasoned Cosmetic Chemist finds...
New research from the Monell Chemical Senses Center, funded by Unilever, reveals that women’s faces are rated as more attractive in the presence of pleasant smell, suggesting perfume can change the way we perceive one another.
Scientists have discovered substances that occur naturally on human skin and block mosquitoes' ability to smell and target their victims; and these could be incorporated into cosmetics and skin creams.
Canada based Pure and Petal has launched a new hair fragrance line
that taps into the growing consumer desire consumers for products
that allow their hair to maintain a fresh, without the heavy
effects of perfume.
Recent research has found that humans have a far more discerning
and developed sense of smell than is readily perceived, findings
that may point towards a greater emphasis for fragrances and
perfumed personal care products.
New York Pastry Chef, Johnny Iuzzini, will team up with department
store Macy's, to perform four one-hour food and fragrance
demonstrations, starting November 13, in a move that blurs the
boundaries between the two categories.
Quest International, one of the worlds leading creative flavours
and fragrances businesses, has published a new study detailing the
secret of the human relationship with scent - research that could
lead to more targeted fragrances.
Having announced strong results for its fragrance division,
Givaudan says a focus on natural fragrances and research work that
centres on the activation process of fragrances should serve to
boost the company's position.
The European Union and Luxembourg high courts have ruled that
French fragrance company Eden will not be able to trademark the
smell of strawberries in an effort to market it for a range of
Researchers in the UK say they have found a way of isolating
bacteria that can prevent breath and feet odour - a discovery that
could eventually help in the formulation of more effective
treatments, reports Simon Pitman.
Fragrance manufacturers will be taking note of a recent study
carried out in the US assessing the impact of different scents on
driving ability. While camomile and lavender are out and coffee and
lemon are in, certain aftershaves...
Pioneering scientists Richard Axel and Linda Buck are rewarded for
their efforts to unravel the olfactory system, reaping a joint
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for 2004 from the Swedish
jury this week.
For years lavender - known for its relaxation benefits - has been
encorporated in the formulation of various cosmetic products to
induce beauty sleep. However until now the fragrance had not
actually been proven to have sleep aiding...
The Sense of Smell Institute (SOSI) has commissioned a White Paper
to review recent research findings on the beneficial effects of
peppermint. Numerous studies have linked the ingredient with
improved mental and physical performance.
US market information company The NPD Group has entered into a
licensing agreement with international fragrance company Michael
Edwards to begin classifying prestige fragrances according to
Edwards' copyright-protected fragrance...