Delicate magnolia-jasmine scent activates human pheromone receptor

SCIENCE DAILY The question if humans can communicate via pheromones in the same way as animals is under debate. Cell physiologists have demonstrated that the odorous substance Hedione activates the putative pheromone receptor VN1R1, which occurs in the human olfactory epithelium. Researchers showed that the scent of Hedione generates sex-specific activation patterns in the brain, which do not occur with traditional fragrances.

The Right Chemistry: What Chanel No. 5 and TNT have in common | Montreal Gazette

The Right Chemistry: What Chanel No. 5 and TNT have in common | Montreal Gazette. JOE SCHWARCZ, SPECIAL TO THE MONTREAL GAZETTE One of the most fascinating facets of chemistry is the process of discovery. Think of TNT and chances are you think BOOM, not Chanel No. 5. But Trinitrotoluene played a major role in the formulation of one of the world’s most famous fragrances.

Smell Turns Up in Unexpected Places – NYTimes.com

A team of biologists at Ruhr University Bochum in Germany has found that our skin is bristling with olfactory receptors. “More than 15 of the olfactory receptors that exist in the nose are also found in human skin cells,” said the lead researcher, Dr. Hanns Hatt. Not only that, but exposing one of these receptors to a synthetic sandalwood odor known as Sandalore sets off…

Interview with Jean-Claude Ellena

I came across this 2009 Research Report from Institut Francais de la Mode on iTunesU and thought it might be of interest to others. I always find Jean Claude Ellena’s perspective interesting. Interviews with: Jean-Claude Ellena : Perfume up against the market Annick Le Guérer: Perfume, from Egyptian temples to the temples of consumption Frédéric Walter: Art and Perfume: from fascination to co-creation Catherine Têtu…

Sherwood Park perfumer a rare Canuck in a secretive field

Janey Ganson (local Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada) has created a perfume line. Her company My Daughter Fragrances works with Jessica in Grasse. Here is her company website Here is a recent article about her in the Edmonton Journal newspaper. Sherwood Park perfumer a rare Canuck in a secretive field Here is an article in Beauty Bliss Magazine  

Jazmin Saraϊ

Very fun mixture of music and scent. Jazmin Saraϊ. “Classically trained at the Grasse Institute of Perfumery, Dana El Masri is inspired by songs that hold sentimental appeal for her. She creates perfumes with vibrance, made with quality ingredients and genuine affection. Her personal collection blends melodies of the past and the present through scent and music – crafting a playful symphony of fragrances influenced…

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