Sugar cubes, saffron, mimosa, galbanum, plum blossom, heliotrope, sweet mint, nectar, benzoin, and animalic effects of all kinds (overdosed, of course) are just a sampling of the notes indie perfumers are playing with, as witnessed in recent independent...
The newly launched Scent Trunk thinks so. And the team behind this online custom fragrance maker believes they’ve got it. Cosmetics Design connected with William Yin, CEO of Scent Trunk to find out what makes this latest beauty subscription service different.
By Belinda Carli, Director, Institute of Personal Care Science
We use personal care products every day, and trial new products as we need or hear about them. What you may not realise is there are some interesting consumer habits somehow hard-wired into our brains that even the most seasoned Cosmetic Chemist finds...
The evolution of complex and clever beauty apps helping the industry to better connect with consumers has not slowed down in 2016. Here, Cosmetics Design rounds up the most exciting developments of the year so far…
Scientists have developed a new way to encapsulate fragrance molecules to make a product’s scent last longer by combining bulk and microfluidic emulsification, and it could mean that the scent from luxury perfumes does not evaporate as quickly.
Symrise announces that it is launching its own mobile app to offer a smart device experience of its Fine Fragrance genealogy, which is a complete overview of the most popular fragrances of today as well as the past four decades.
The emergence of multi-sensory experiences in the beauty market connects the product to the consumer in an increasingly engaging way. According to Mintel; Korea's unusual textures, mood changing fragrances and interactive packaging are major attractions...
Packaging plays an important role for the perfume industry, as visual communication applied to packaging design may increase its inﬂuence over the consumer, even to the point where it affects olfactory perception.
If a Michelin-starred chef offered to cook for you, I am sure you would eat it; but what if they were to formulate a perfume for you? Well, now you can find out as CPL Aromas has teamed up with Jason Atherton for the new Boadicea the Victorious fragrance.
The three key fragrance directions for next year’s autumn-winter collections look set to feature opulent winter berries, a violet revival and the ever popular oud, according to Seven Scent’s new global trends research.
Scientists have found that the cyclic oligosaccharide beta-cyclodextrin is capable of interacting with different components in sweat and body secretion and this could position it as an active for use in body care formulations and deodorants.
Ahead of the Cosmoprof Las Vegas presentation and roundtable focusing on how to create a cult brand, we caught up with speaker and panelist Paul Ireland to find out the important role fragrance can play in the equation.
Looking to find out what the smells of summer 2016 will be? Well look no further according to fragrance firm Seven Scents, as it reveals the three sweet smells it forecasts and how this has helped inspire the latest Imperial Leather shower range.
Wouldn’t it be great if the more you worked up a sweat the less you would have to worry about social awkwardness and the better you would smell? Well thanks to a new development at Queen's University Belfast this could become a reality.
It turns out men don’t just splash on anything on their way out the door, they actually pay close attention to their fragrance use – so much so, that they plan ahead when it comes to perfume purchases.
Cracking Asia from a Western brand’s point of view has long been known to be difficult – from ever-changing regulations to translating a brand’s message in the right way. That's where consultants like Hiro Nakayama come in.
According to fragrance experts Seven Scent, intense versions of current favourite ingredients including dark rose, rich berries and spirit-inspired aromas will be the most influential in next winter's fragrance collections.
Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna hosted the 24th edition of the International Award organised by Accademia del Profumo; recognising the leading perfume innovations of the year. Here, CosmeticsDesign-Europe.com takes a look at the winners…
According to market researcher Ceresana, global revenues in the fragrance industry are to continue to develop at dynamic rates in the next eight years as demand from consumers in both developed and emerging countries rises.
The fragrance specialist has recruited its first visually impaired employee as a trainee evaluator in its Mumbai office following in-house research that linked a heightened sense of smell with visual impairment.
Westphalia-based cosmetics manufacturer LR Health & Beauty Systems claims that celebrities serve as ‘door openers’ that increase profits and create positive associations with the brand, on the back of its latest Bruce Willis perfume launch.
New research in the UK has found that a man’s choice of fragrance alters dramatically as he ages, resulting in men in their sixties and above opting for stronger smelling fragrances and spraying more frequently.