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.

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?

History

The de Laire bases: sleeping beauties awaken

The history of Fabriques de Laire uniquely embodies modern perfumery, mainly through its famous bases, products of the intuition, vision and inventiveness of the company’s founders and successive collaborators.

Olfactory education: how to cultivate your nose

Becoming a perfumer: an obstacle-strewn path

While the profession of perfumer is inextricably linked to the notion of competition, the long, arduous path that leads to it is equally competitive.

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.

News

Garden Lab: Symrise’s High Tech Vegetables

In late 2020, Symrise surprised us all by launching a collection of 100% natural ingredients produced from vegetables for its perfumers to use in creating fragrances. A look at the origins of this innovation.

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