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SIMPPAR: Ingredients as fuel and off you go!

The International Exhibition of Raw Materials for Perfumery (SIMPPAR) was held on June 1 & 2, 2022, after three long years of anticipation. It provided the opportunity to not only learn about the latest developments and ingredients that will be used in future formulas, but also (and most importantly!) to finally be together again.

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Quintis Sandalwood competition finalists, Global Winner category

The 10 finalists for Quintis’ Sandalwood Reimagined competition were recently unveiled, with the two winners to be announced at WPC in Miami in early July. Who were the five senior perfumers chosen, and what inspired them? Here are their profiles.

Interviews

Pissara Umavijani (Dusita): “The hardest thing for a perfumer is expressing your signature style in different registers”

Launched in Paris in 2014, Dusita is present in 60 countries around the world as a brand with a unique universe, rooted in the Thai culture of its founder. A collector of vintage fragrances turned self-taught perfumer, Pissara Umavijani pays tribute to her native country and her father’s poetry with a style nourished by European influences. Interview.

Perfumery and sustainable development: behind the messaging

Inside the lab: rationalising, not rationing!

At a time when every area is concerned by sustainability issues, what steps are creation houses taking to cut the amount of waste generated in their laboratories? Let’s take a quick look at some of the best ideas.

Perfumery and sustainable development: behind the messaging

Towards a more virtuous synthesis?

From biodegradable molecules and biotechnologies to renewable carbon, the perfume industry is developing new processes to create molecules with reduced environmental footprints to meet the challenges of sustainable development and growing consumer demand for naturalness. But has petrochemical synthesis said its last word?

Perfumery and sustainable development: behind the messaging

Natural raw materials: plants, essences and people

Brand messaging regularly gives the impression that natural perfumery is all there is to sustainable perfumery, playing on the mirage conveyed by rose pickers happily at work as the sun peeps over the horizon. Can naturalness be so easily considered the best way towards a more responsible production?

Olfactory education: how to cultivate your nose

Where to train as a perfumer

From specialised schools and university courses to in-house schools at composition houses, there are several paths open to anyone who wants to make perfumery their profession.

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Science of Wellness: emotions in a bottle

Composition house IFF launches its Science of Wellness platform: a tool for understanding the emotions linked to olfactory stimuli based on 40 years of consumer research and development, and designed to boost creativity.

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Behind the Scenes at the IFF Atelier du Parfumeur in Grasse

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.

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