Symrise plans bond issue to refinance debts
07-Oct-2010 By Simon Pitman
Germany-based flavour and fragrance provider Symrise has announced its first ever bond issue as a means of refinancing debt to increase cash flow and profitability.
Advances in fragrant packaging can help brand owners differentiate
09-Jun-2010 By Katie Bird
Infusing tissue paper and material with long lasting fragrances are some of the new technologies offered by Memory Paper Scent to packaging and perfumery players, helping them differentiate from the competition.
Givaudan looks to rare species for fragrance inspiration
04-Jun-2010 By Katie Bird
Travelling the world looking for rare and endangered fragrant plants has been the life’s work of Givaudan fragrance chemist Roman Kaiser, who has investigated thousands of species.
Multi-sensory packaging wins consumers' attention
03-Feb-2010 By Katie Bird
Going beyond the visual is the latest way to make a product stand out on the store shelf, according to packaging professionals at this year’s PCD Congress.
Japanese company makes it possible to send fragrances over the internet
NTT Communications has developed a ‘fragrance communication’ system that makes it possible to send a variety of different fragrances using the internet.
Nature-identical fragrances could be a greener option, says IFF
12-May-2009 By Katie Bird
Nature-identical fragrances are a way to capture the fragrances from nature in an environmentally sustainable way, claims IFF.
Deodorants tailored to disguise either male or female underarm odor released
21-Apr-2009 By Katie Bird
Gender specific fragrances and deodorants that take into account the characteristic underarm odors of males and females are now hitting the market.
Raw materials and acquisition costs drag earnings down for Symrise
04-Mar-2009 By Katie Bird
Sales increases at fragrance and flavour company Symrise were not enough to keep net income from slipping in 2008.
Organic fine fragrances not sophisticated enough, says expert
11-Feb-2009 By Katie Bird
Consumers will have to change their expectations before the market for organic fine fragrances can take off, says industry insider.
Weird and wonderful fragrances of 2008
18-Dec-2008 By Katie Bird
The scent of male changing rooms might not be to your taste but Scent of Success is just another of the weird and wonderful scents making it into this year's fragrance hall of fame.
Mood-enhancing fragrance compound gains patent protection
18-Dec-2008 By Simon Pitman
US company Human Pheremone Sciences has filed a US patent for a compound derived from sea coral that can be added to fragrances and cosmetics as a mood-enhancer.
Ileos acquires fragrance sample specialist Biopack
19-Nov-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
France-based Ileos is strengthening its position in the market for fragrance samples with the acquisition of compatriot company Biopack.
Symrise suffers from a luxury sales drop
29-Oct-2008 By Gavin Kermack and Guy Montague-Jones
Sales growth at Symrise was dampened in the third quarter by weakening demand at the luxury end of personal care and in fine fragrances.
Reviving the fragrance industry with storytelling
20-Oct-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Over eight hundred new perfumes hit the shelves every year but too many fail to achieve the success their creators hope for. CosmeticsDesign.com invited industry insiders and observers to discuss how the next generation of fragrances may seduce the customer.
Genetic modification may increase a flower's fragrance
16-Oct-2008 By Katie Bird
Genetically modified flowers and even aroma producing yeast could figure highly in the fragrance industry of the future, according to researchers in Israel.
Arylessence launches high-end organic fragrances
24-Sep-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Arylessence has created a range of organic fragrances in response to the growing market demand for luxury ‘green’ products.
Greener microcapsules for fragrant fabrics
01-Jul-2008 By Katie Bird
A new type of microcapsule may allow manufacturers to embed
fragrances in textiles without resorting to formaldehyde, according
to scientists in Portugal.
Rexam's scent sampler designed for nomadic lifestyles
20-Jun-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
France-based Rexam has launched a fragrance sampler that it claims
is designed to suit our increasingly nomadic lifestyles.
Symrise results affected by high raw material costs
30-Apr-2008 By Katie Bird
Symrise has reported a sales increase for the first quarter of 2008
led mainly by emerging markets but bottom line figures suffered due
to higher energy and raw material costs.
Coty hooks up with Playboy to make men's fragrances
03-Mar-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Following the success of its racy cosmetics Playboy has signed a
licensing agreement with Coty that will bring the iconic bunny to
the male fragrance market.
Fragrance: a Valantine's Day winner?
30-Jan-2008 By Katie Bird
Valentine's Day fragrance sales were particularly strong in 2007
says market research company NPD Group - so will 2008's innovative
gift ideas manage to maintain the trend?
Parfum D'Image posts double-digit growth
13-Dec-2007 By Guy Montague-Jones
After announcing a major expansion into the US market, contract
manufacturer Parfum D'Image has reported high double-digit annual
sales and net profit growth.
Chloe fragrance launched in Paris apartment
11-Dec-2007 By Guy Montague-Jones
Launched in 'Chloe's apartment' the luxury brand's new fragrance
seeks to push boundaries of expectation in order to reach out to
customers with a clear product concept.
Parfum d'Image completes major US acquisition
26-Nov-2007 By Guy Montgaue-Jones
Fast-growing contract manufacturer Parfum d'Image has bought
Latitudes International Fragrance in order to become a major
presence in the US.
Claims for fragrance free university campus in California
04-Oct-2007 By Katie Bird
Students at California State University are pushing for a fragrance
free policy, responding to growing concerns of multiple chemical
Flavor & fragrance union targets leading market position
02-Oct-2007 By Lorraine Heller
A number of flavor and fragrance companies in the US have united
under one umbrella to create Agilex Flavors & Fragrances Group,
which aims to carve its niche as a leading player in the market.
Fragrance sales plummet in US despite strong global figures
04-Sep-2007 By Guy Montague-Jones
Fragrance sales in the US slump as the booming European and
emerging markets contribute to strong global figures for the fast
Cream perfume range harnesses moisturizing benefits of natural oils
12-Jul-2007 By Louise Prance
A Californian perfumery company is launching a range of innovative
cream fragrances formulated with perfume oils derived from France,
creating formulations without alcohol.
Tom Ford to defy celebrity fragrance backlash?
29-May-2007 By Louise Prance
Ex-Gucci designer Tom Ford has launched a new fragrance made
up of 12 individual scents designed to be mixed and matched,
allowing consumers to create their own distinctive smell.
Distinctive fragrances win every time
23-May-2007 By staff writer
That is the findings of sensory branding experts at Arylessence,
whose latest fragrance trend report suggests that
consumers choose scents according to their lifestyle.
Symrise exceeds market growth, but still in the red
30-Mar-2007 By Simon Pitman
Following a period of restructuring and strong sales growth in
2006, German fragrance and flavours group Symrise says that its
focus on new products and improvement to services is likely to
drive strong market growth in 2007.
IFRA retaliates to industry concerns regarding the amended code of practice
09-Mar-2007 By Louise Prance
On-going industry misgivings that the International Fragrance
Association's (IFRA) recent 40th amendment directly
alienates smaller businesses has prompted the president of the
association to retaliate against such accusations.
Strong fragrance sales lead IFF to recovery
01-Feb-2007 By Lorraine Heller and Simon Pitman
Leading US flavor and fragrance firm IFF has reported strong growth
in its fourth quarter and full year, indicating that the company
could be coming up for air after a tough year in 2005.
Cropwatch increase campaign to boycott IFRA amendment
01-Feb-2007 By Louise Prance
Independent watchdog for the aroma trade Cropwatch has upped its
campaign to boycott the International Fragrance Association's
(IFRA) recent 40th amendment to its voluntary code of practice with
a new online petition.
Fragrance category set for future growth
09-Dec-2005 By Simon Pitman
Demand for flavors and fragrances in the US is forecast to grow
significantly, off the back of particularly strong demand for
fragrances from the cosmetic and toiletry industry.
Clive Christian unveils world's most expensive fragrance bottle
28-Nov-2005 By Simon Pitman
It comes in a cut glass crystal flacon topped off with a large
diamond, an 18-carat gold collar and contains half a litre of
perfume. The fragrance will be sold exclusively at top store
Harrods and costs nearly €170,000, a price-tag...
Rexam pumps up the fragrance
Rexam Dispensing Systems has supplied a custom-made pump for Liz
Claiborne's new line Curve Crush fragrances for men and women.
Pfeiffer pumps optimise fragrance packaging flexibility
Pfeiffer has launched two new, smaller, pump dispensers aimed at
providing cosmetic companies greater flexibility in the packaging
of middle- to high-end fragrances.
Peacocks acquires The Fragrance Shop UK perfume chain
Privately-owned UK perfume chain The Fragrance Shop is to be
acquired by Welsh company Peacock Group, owner of Peacock and
bonmarché clothes stores.
Foaming fragrances: the way forward?
Adding to its wide selection of foam technology dispensers,
non-aerosol-dispenser specialist Airspray was demonstrating its new
'foaming fragrance' concept this week at the 2003 HBA Health Beauty
Scientists delve into aroma secrets
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) reports
that a team of researchers are currently using beams of chilled
neutrons to determine how aroma compounds are embedded into
assortments of other chemicals that carry...
In-house hair salon at IFF for NPD
US giant International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), the world's
leading creator and manufacturer of flavors and fragrances, and
Anderson French Salons, this week announced the opening of Anderson
French at IFF.
Fragrance merger takes form
Symrise - the new fragrance and flavour synergy. Just four months
after the European Commission gave equity group EQT the all clear
to buy two leading German-based fragrance and flavour producers -
Haarmann & Reimer and Dragoco...
Price hike for Rhodia ingredients
Rhodia Perfumery, Performance & Agro (PPA) has increased the
price - from five to ten per cent - for a large range of its
products, the company announced recently.