03. May 2014 · Comments Off on Why are there no great men’s fragrances any more? – Telegraph · Categories: Article

Why are there no great men’s fragrances any more? – Telegraph.

25. April 2014 · Comments Off on Music and scent in concert. · Categories: Article

Narcissus is a musical drama by composer Calliope Tsoupaki for scent and 6 musicians. This is the first time, worldwide, that both music and scent are blended as a whole, influencing each other during the creative process and during the concert.

TANJA DEURLOO is a chemist and a fragrance expert with more than 20 years of experience in sensory branding. She is the owner of Annindriya Perfume Lounge, an, independent company specialised in scent and fragrance and also the first ‘haute perfumery’ in the Netherlands.. She also gives technical advice with regard to scent/environment.  Deurloo  worked on special scent projects for Schiphol, Philips, Hans Ubbink Robijn (Unilever), Westfriesgasthuis, Hunkemoller en Lucas Bols, to name a few.

via Calliope Tsoupaki.


NARCISSUS:  Play for music and scent, composed by Calliope, music by Nieuw Amsterdams Peil
Tanja Deurloo (scent expert)
Petra Blaisse (stage)
Gerard Bouwhuis, piano
Heleen Hulst, violin
Mick Stirling, cello
Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer, bass clarinet
Ron Schaaper, horn
Astrid Haring, harp

CALLIOPE TSOUPAKI is a composer who comes from 2 different worlds: Greek roots and she got her musical training from Boulez, Stockhause, Feldman and Louis Andriessen. With Andriessen she studied composition at the Koninklijke Conservatorium  in The Hague.
Her oeuvre consists of 70 pieces, ranging from solo work to operas and orchestral pieces. Her most successful pieces include the Lukas Passie for the Holland Festival, Maria (Nederlands Blazers Ensemble). She also composed the mini opera Vesuvius 1927 for the Dutch television programme, De Wereld Draait Door. She has more than 15 Cd’ s to her credit.

03. February 2014 · Comments Off on Essentially Me Impressions: the individualist voice of Alec Lawless | Memory Of Scent · Categories: Article

British Natural Perfumer Alec Lawless Dies

Essentially Me Impressions: the individualist voice of Alec Lawless | Memory Of Scent.


18. November 2013 · Comments Off on Researcher Develops Hydroperoxide Detection Method for Fragrance Allergens | PerfumerFlavorist.com · Categories: Article

Researcher Develops Hydroperoxide Detection Method for Fragrance Allergens | PerfumerFlavorist.com.

02. October 2013 · Comments Off on The Seduction of Scent- Ideas with Paul Kennedy | CBC Radio · Categories: Article
23. September 2013 · Comments Off on Researchers Identify 10 Categories of Smell · Categories: Article

Researchers Identify 10 Categories of Smell


Working with a standard set of data, Andrew Dravniek’s 1985 Atlas of Odor Character Profiles, the researchers applied a mathematical method to simplify the olfactory information into coherent categories, similar to the way compressing a digital audio or image file reduces the file’s size without, ideally, compromising its usefulness. The team identified 10 basic odor qualities: fragrant, woody/resinous, fruity (non-citrus), chemical, minty/peppermint, sweet, popcorn, lemon and two kinds of sickening odors: pungent and decayed. Senses such as hearing and vision can be discussed in terms that most people understand and that are tied to measurable physical phenomena.

Categorical Dimensions of Human Odor Descriptor Space Revealed by Non-Negative Matrix Factorization


17. August 2013 · Comments Off on European law on allergenic substances under discussion. · Categories: Article

In Brussels there is something in the air: the European Commission clash with perfume producers in a “battle of scents”. A report from the EU Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) is on the negotiating table. It contains over 300 pages that recommend restricting some natural ingredients that cause allergies, and banning outright three ingredients.

Allergic reactions trigger blow to perfume… by euronews-en

21. July 2013 · Comments Off on The sweet scent of success · Categories: Article

The sweet scent of success.

FEB 2009 – Emma Davies pokes her nose into some of the world’s most celebrated perfume molecules

In Short

  • Nature provides a wide variety of fragrant molecules, from fruity floral notes to deer musks
  • Fragrance chemists have created an array of new aromas by modifying the structure of natural scents
  • Developing a cost effective synthetic route is a key hurdle before an aroma can be incorporated into a perfume
  • Demand for new fragrances from today’s consumers is unprecedented, fuelling the search for new aromas
21. July 2013 · Comments Off on Art of perfumery: Exposing the Perfumer · Categories: Article

April 23, 2007 “One cannot be a self-declared perfumer just because they are able to blend a couple of essential oils … [otherwise] everyone who cooks or burns a steak is a three-star Michelin chef!”

Art of perfumery: Exposing the Perfumer | PerfumerFlavorist.com.

17. July 2013 · Comments Off on Natural Misconceptions · Categories: Article

Haley Alexander van Oosten: Natural Misconceptions.

Over the last century, perfumery has transitioned from its 4,000 year old history of relying solely on natural raw material usage to an almost entirely man-made, synthetic chemical palette.

16. July 2013 · Comments Off on Eau Canada! Perfume in Canada · Categories: Article

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