The past 20 years or so have seen robots becoming increasingly involved in weighing out formulas alongside fragrance compounders. Answers from Bernard Maccini, Chief Perfumer and head of the fragrance production site for Payan Bertrand.
Cristina Castellanos tells us how the production process unfolds at this Spanish composition company specialising in fine and functional fragrances.
Artificial intelligence programs are gradually becoming part of the perfume development process. Jean-Christophe Hérault, senior perfumer at IFF, explains the implications of what is sometimes referred to as a revolution.
Perfumers become an integral and crucial part of a true ecosystem and they are involved in every stage in the development of a new creation as Mathilde Laurent explains.
Perfumers are often involved in selecting the ingredients that make up their company’s palette. Véronique Nyberg, perfumer and vice-president of fine fragrances at Mane, discusses this crucial mission.
Fragrance houses train their youngest recruits by placing them under the wing of one or more experienced creators, as Domitille Michalon-Bertier, senior perfumer at IFF explains.
An ever-growing number of innovations make it possible to obtain synthetic molecules from renewable resources. Explanations, with Jonathan Warr, Vice-President for Research & Development at Takasago.
Why then are synthetic ingredients more useful and necessary than we think? And what exactly is green chemistry? Xavier Fernandez shares his insights.
Whether it’s red seaweed, coconut, coffee bean or everlasting flower, these speciality fragrances produced by Mane are enriching the perfumer’s palette with unprecedented realism.
A patchwork of know-how and facts and figures about perfumery and olfaction, conveyed in an eclectic and free-wheeling style.
Meeting with Irene Gisbert Borras, co-founder of Barcelona Olfaction Week, a whole week of activities and conferences dedicated to olfaction and perfume.
Firmenich is launching its fourth ingredient created using their white biotechnology, Dreamwood*. Through the alchemy of various substances science and nature have combined to transform sugar into a sandalwood scent.
A useful work to those documenting the dates, places, and people in fragrance marketing history!
The Atelier du Parfumeur opened its doors in Grasse in May 2019. Created by the American fragrance house, the site was designed as an artist residence for perfumers which will also be open to the public twice a year. Let’s go on a guided tour.
The reference book to grasp 10 years of niche perfumery creations.
Michael Edwards offers us a second, enriched edition of his cult book on perfumery.
Interviews, various portraits, flacons and mises en scène that create a cosmopolitan, aesthetic and modern take on perfume through the eyes of those who produce it.
Through scents, such as those of the spice trade, a book that tells of the violence of European colonial powers in South America.
The perfumer Ron Winnegrad presents, an intimate and heart-warming autobiographical account of his personal outlook on the fragrance industry and the craft behind it.
Beginning in 1860, when the brand was founded by Félix Millot, to when it was taken over by Révillon perfumes in 1966, more than 100 years of history are covered here by Laurianne Millot and Odile Thiriot.