Music and scent in concert.

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…

Researchers Identify 10 Categories of Smell

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,…

European law on allergenic substances under discussion.

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

The sweet scent of success

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…

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