Nez x GDR O3 – Smelling of roses

Did you know that a better understanding of the origin of the rose’s fragrance would pave the way for innovations both in cosmetics and pharmacy? This is, among other things, what the CNRS research engineer and member of the GDR O3 Benoît Boachon explained to us.

Nez x GDR O3 – The structure of olfactory receptors laid bare

Olfactory receptors are mysterious, but they are gradually unveiling their secrets to researchers. Biochemist Claire de March, a member of the GDR O3, and her colleagues were recently able to observe this secretive protein, in order to understand it better.

Nez x GDR O3 – Cracking the combinatorial odour code

Let’s take a geek’s journey to the heart of olfactory receptors, sources of unexpected hope, with Jérémie Topin, Assistant professor at Université Côte d’Azur, and Matej Hladis, PhD student, both members of GDR 03.

Nathalie Mandairon: “Various unique projects have been launched thanks to GDR O3”

Groupement de Recherche O3 (Odorant, Odeur, Olfaction) – otherwise known as GDR O3 – was created in 2015 with the aim of developing cross-disciplinary projects exploring odours in the broadest possible sense. To inaugurate the collaboration between GDR 03 and Nez, Nathalie Mandairon, director of neuroscience research for the CNRS (French National Centre for Scientific Research) and director of GDR O3, and Xavier Fernandez, chemistry professor at Côte d’Azur University and deputy director of GDR 03, talk to us about the past eight years in the life of the research group.

Tuberose, by LMR Naturals

On the occasion of the International Exhibition of Raw Materials for Perfumery (SIMPPAR) which will take place on May 31 and June 1 in Paris, we invite you to discover a series of articles originally published in the book From Plant to Essence – A World Tour of Fragrant Raw Materials. For the last leg of our journey, let’s embark for India, where LMR Naturals, IFF’s subsidiary for natural ingredients, has partnered with Nesso, a tuberose producer.

Vanilla, by Mane

On the occasion of the International Exhibition of Raw Materials
for Perfumery (SIMPPAR) which will take place in Paris, we
invite you to discover a series of articles originally published in the book From Plant to Essence – A World Tour of Fragrant Raw Materials.
Let’s find out more about the Malagasy vanilla bean grown by Floribis, with whom Mane has established a partnership since 2000.

Ginger, by Symrise

On the occasion of the International Exhibition of Raw Materials for Perfumery (SIMPPAR) which will take place on May 31 and June 1 in Paris, we invite you to discover a series of articles originally published in the book From Plant to Essence – A World Tour of Fragrant Raw Materials. Today, let’s talk about ginger, grown and distilled in Madagascar by Symrise.

Natural extraction over the next decade by Firmenich

On the occasion of the International Exhibition of Raw Materials for Perfumery (SIMPPAR) which will take place on May 31 and June 1 in Paris, we invite you to discover a series of articles originally published in the book From Plant to Essence – A World Tour of Fragrant Raw Materials. Let’s start with Firgood extraction method, unveiled by Firmenich at the exhibition two years ago.

The mighty smells of meat

Mouth-watering aroma or off-putting pong? Fresh, hung or cooked, the odours of meat take many forms, to the disgust of some and to the delight of others who drool over the flesh of hares fed on juniper berries, or of cattle fed on spring grass. On the occasion of the International Meatout Day this Monday, March 20, 2023, we suggest you, instead of consuming meat, to smell its exhalations through this article by Guillaume Tesson, originally published in Nez, the Olfactory Magazine – #07 – The Animal Sense.

The weight of smells

On the occasion of the World Obesity Day this Saturday, March 4, we propose you to rediscover an article by Eléonore de Bonneval and Hirac Gurden originally published in Nez, the olfactory magazine #10 – From the nose to the mouth about the link between smell and food disorders.

The chemistry of attraction

What if the future of our relationships was determined by our nostrils? On the occasion of Valentine’s Day, we offer you an article originally published in Nez, the Olfactory Magazine – #03 – The Sex of Scent, on the capacity of odors to bring us closer to each other.

Christmas’ smells

The fresh, resinous scent of the fir tree, a crackling fire and comforting spices… To shine during family dinners, we offer you a dissection of the olfactory atmosphere of Christmas, originally published in Nez, the Olfactory Magazine #12.

From mouth to nose: when flavours become fragrances

Behind the evident familiarity of food notes lies a creative challenge for perfumers. Providing them with innovative ingredients so they can reach beyond a literal interpretation and come up with inventive signature compositions is one of Mane’s core missions.

Scents with superpowers

In this age of personal development and the pursuit of equilibrium, it’s no longer enough to simply smell good – you also have to feel good. On the occasion of the World Mental Health Day, we offer you an article originally published in Nez magazine about the influence of odors on our mood.

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