Olfactory Culture

Smells of the beach

Sun, sea and sky… To celebrate the summer, Nez offers you an article originally published in Nez, the olfactory magazine #09. As we scan the horizon, we discover that the coast is awash with nostalgic and addictive smells.

Actualités

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.

Concert

Cosmic Gardens – Immersive concert at Lincoln Center

On June 16, as part of the festival “Summer for the City” at Lincoln Center, French musical duo Cosmic Gardens (Clément Mercet & Ugo Charron) will perform their set with a visual and olfactory background, meant to deepen the connection to the music and the moment. 

Perfumery and sustainable development: behind the messaging

When packaging goes green

Can eco-responsibility and luxury cohabit when it comes to bottling and packaging fragrances?

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.

Perfume

Perfumers’ sources of inspiration

Mane does everything possible to continually feed the creativity of its Parisian perfumery team, from introducing new ingredients to encouraging collaboration with other disciplines.

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